AMAs: Fresh blood needed, say winners

by Caroline Dann08 Oct 2012

The 2012 Australian Mortgage Awards (AMAs) had a defiantly upbeat feel this year, despite brokers suffering from a tough industry, said Young Gun of the Year winner Josh Bartlett.

The 11th annual awards took place in Sydney's Town Hall on Friday night.

“It’s definitely tough out there, but a lot of financial reward can be found in broking. We need more young blood,” Bartlett told Australian Broker Online.
 
He said generation Y presented an exciting new direction for the broking industry, although he admitted there was still a lot his generation could learn from “Gen X and the Baby Boomers.”
 
The prestigious Broker of the Year award went to Mark Davis of Australian Lending and Investment Centre for a second year running.
 
Melbourne-based Loan Studio took out New Brokerage of the Year.
 
Director Colin Sheppard told Australian Broker Online he’d just completed an office re-design, which was part of his strategy to “create wow factor” in both the physical space and his business.
 
“The uniqueness of the space creates a great talking point with clients and acts as a great ice-breaker at the start of any appointment,” he said.
 
“We’re very dedicated to giving the client exactly what they need and attracting those tricky Gen Y clients.”

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