The recognition event, at Ulster University’s Academy restaurant, acknowledged the vital role that Northern Ireland’s mortgage brokers play in advising homeowners and those looking to get on the housing ladder for the first time.

Accolades from the bank were handed out in four categories, with one winner and two runners up collecting awards for Best Newcomer, Sustainable Finance Broker, Exceptional Broker and Danske Bank Top Broker.

The winners were:

Best Newcomer: Kris Pike, Charles Cameron and Associates

Sustainable Finance Broker: Dermot Small, Mortgage Solutions NI

Exceptional Broker: Sam Mulholland, Crawford Mulholland Financial

Danske Bank Top Broker: Dermot Small, Mortgage Solutions NI

David Bunting, Regional Development Manager at Danske Bank said: “Our locally based mortgage team works closely with Northern Ireland’s mortgage brokers, alongside our direct channel. At Danske, we’ve been supporting people across Northern Ireland for 200 years. Buying a home and getting a mortgage is one of the ways we support our customers. It’s a big moment in anyone’s life, and we’re proud to be a part of that journey.

“The recognition evening was all about celebrating the brokers that we work with so closely to help our customers during that journey. We wanted to recognise and acknowledge the excellent relationships that have been built and give an opportunity for networking with each other.

“Northern Ireland has a high-calibre broker industry and I would like to congratulate all of those from across our network who won awards on the night.”

More information on Danske Bank mortgages can be found on the Danske Bank webpage.