Gavin Diamond and Buster Tolfree win Business Leader Awards at the British Specialist Lending Awards 2021

United Trust Bank’s (UTB) Gavin Diamond and Buster Tolfree each won a Business Leader Award at the British Specialist Lending Awards 2021.

Gavin Diamond, Director of Bridging at UTB, picked up the award for Business Leader in the Bridging Lender category and Buster Tolfree, Director of Mortgages, made it a hat trick by winning the Business Leader Award in the Second Charge Lender category for the third year in a row.

The British Specialist Lending Awards celebrate the exceptional efforts of the best performing individuals in the specialist sector of the UK mortgage industry. The awards go to those individuals working in a range of non-mainstream areas who have truly gone beyond expectation and demonstrated excellence over the course of the preceding 12 months.

Gavin Diamond, Director of Bridging, commented: “It’s my name on the award but that’s because I have the privilege of heading up an exceptional Bridging team at UTB. Together our hard work has brought us through a period of unprecedented challenge and yet we’ve still delivered a remarkable performance. I’d like to thank my team for their unwavering support and commitment and the many supportive brokers who’ve contributed to the team’s success and the recognition this award brings.”

Buster Tolfree, Director of Mortgages, commented: “UTB has continued to be one of the most active and dependable second charge lenders in the marketplace and the Mortgage team pulled out all the stops to keep delivering innovative new products and processes which help brokers write more business more successfully. However, I’m still surprised and delighted to pick up this award for the third year in a row and I wouldn’t be here without my outstanding team who share my vision and drive to be the best mortgage lender we can be. My heartfelt thanks to the whole team at UTB and the brokers who continue to support us.”