The Personal Finance Awards are being held next month and I am excited to announce that I have been chosen as a finalist for the Mortgage & Protection Advice Specialist of the Year Award.

It has been a busy journey from entry to finalist. For Stage 1 I was required to write a personal statement describing myself, my expertise, qualifications and continued professional development.

Following on from this preliminary stage I was then invited to answer a 5 question case study. The case study for Stage 2 was actually quite complex and enjoyable to answer. Giving me the opportunity to showcase all I had learnt from studying for the Advanced Mortgage Advice qualification which I achieved in May this year.

I am especially pleased to have been chosen as a finalist and to have my skills and experience recognised. I hope this will give me the opportunity to demonstrate the importance of Mortgage Capacity Assessments and show the level of knowledge and proficiency that goes into producing the reports.

My colleagues at Simpson Financial Services will be joining me at the event which is being held at the historical Roundhouse in Camden on 22nd November, I am sure we will have a great time and hopefully win the award.

Wish me luck!