The industry's top brokers, brokerages, lender BDMs and loan administrators in NSW have been revealed at The Adviser’s Better Business Awards in Sydney.
The awards, which honour the state’s best brokers, aggregator BDMs, lender BDMs, loan administrators and those running community engagement programs, were held last night at the Hyatt Regency in Darling Harbour.
Ian Robinson, of agribusiness specialists Robinson Sewell Partners, took home the coveted titles of Broker of the Year as well as Best Commercial Broker for NSW.
Mr Sewell had previously taken home the title of Best Customer Service (Individual) at the 2016 awards.
1st Street Financial also took home two awards, one for Best Independent Office (5 or more brokers) and another which recognised Cliff Ferrer as the broker with the Best Customer Service (Individual).
Justin Doobov added to his accolades by becoming the state’s Best Finance Broker for the second year running, while Peasy’s founder Joel Wyld was recognised as the state’s Rising Star and Shirish Bhatia of Iconic Financial Services was named Best Newcomer.
BDMs from Liberty, St.George, and FAST were also recognised for their achievements throughout the year.
A list of all the NSW Better Business Awards winners is out now.
Better Business Summit
The Better Business Awards followed on from the Better Business Summit, which is visiting five capital cities across Australia.
The event shall next be visiting Melbourne (2 March), Adelaide (9 March) and Perth (16 March).
Partnered by NAB, the Better Business Summit is jam-packed full of practical business tools, training and business intelligence to help brokers build a more productive and profitable business
Brokers will hear from the founder of one of Australia’s leading health and fitness brands, Michelle Bridges, as she leads a fascinating session on how she has built her brand and navigated roadblocks to create more sales opportunities and convert more deals.
Ms Bridges, who has previously praised the value of mortgage brokers, will also reveal how business leaders can perfect their profile, positioning and pitch to win more clients, more frequently.
In the afternoon, brokers will hear from neuro-linguistic programming expert and bestselling author Chris Helder, who will reveal the power of “useful belief” and impart real-world sales advice in a high-energy session that will teach brokers tactics for following up leads and closing more leads.
Leading economist Stephen Koukoulas will also provide attendees with key property and market information to help brokers give sage economic and financial advice to their clients, while marketing guru Beth Powell will unveil marketing tips and four simple steps that will help boost the efficacy of digital marketing campaigns.
Brokers will also hear from James O’Loghlin, host of the ABC’s TV show The New Inventors, to learn more about fintech and how to create a lasting point of difference, and how brokers can innovate to be at the top of their game.
With limited tickets remaining in each state, book your seat now to make sure you don’t miss out.