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22 April 2016

Time: 12:15pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Lancaster London Hotel
Price: £1500 +VAT table of 10
£165 +VAT single ticket members
£2150 +VAT table of 10
£225 +VAT single ticket non-members
CML annual lunch 2016

About this event

The CML annual lunch is a key date in the mortgage industry calendar and attracts over 600 attendees for a perfect mix of knowledge-gathering and networking.

We are delighted that Chief Executive of Taylor Wimpey, Pete Redfern gave the keynote address at the lunch. With home ownership at its lowest level for nearly three decades, Pete is leading an independent review of the housing market. The Redfern Review set up by shadow housing minister John Healey MP, will analyse the root causes of the decline of home ownership in the UK.

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Organisations who attended the lunch included:

  • Aldermore Bank PLC
  • BancTec Ltd
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Belmont Green 
  • Capita Mortgage Services Ltd
  • Castle Trust Capital plc
  • Connells Group
  • Coventry Building Society
  • CRL Management Ltd
  • Darlington Building Society
  • Drainage and Water Searches Network Limited (DWSN)
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Fleet Mortgages Ltd
  • Foundation Home Loans 
  • Genworth Financial Mortgage Insurance
  • Hometrack
  • Investec Private Bank
  • Landmark Quest
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • LSL Property Services plc
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP
  • MyHomeMove Ltd
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • One Savings Bank plc
  • Optima Legal
  • Paragon
  • Pepper (UK) Ltd
  • Phoebus Software Ltd
  • Rockstead Ltd
  • Rosling King LLP
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Sutherland Mortgage Services
  • Templeton LPA
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • TSB Bank plc

Running order

1215 - 1300


Drinks reception

1300 - 1330


All seated for welcome speeches

CML Chair's welcome: Peter Hill, Chief Executive, Leeds Building Society

Keynote address: Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, Taylor Wimpey plc

Sponsor's welcome: Peter Rogerson, Commercial Director Mortgages, Virgin Money 

1330 - 1500


Lunch is served


Pressed roast and smoked Suffolk chicken terrine, warm red onion and Somerset brie tart, Lancaster London smoked Scottish salmon, pea shoot salad and citrus dressing (Vegetarian option: Red onion and Somerset brie tart, smoked aubergine filled piquillo pepper, roasted courgette, pea shoot salad and citrus dressing)


Roasted lamb rump, fondant potato, garden pea mash, baby carrot, wilted spinach, confit cherry tomato, thyme jus (Vegetarian option: Gratin of wild mushroom gnocchi, broad bean, grilled king oyster mushroom with a light tomato cream sauce)


Fresh fig and English raspberry treacle sponge, lemon curd ice-cream, raspberry crisp


Hoopenburg Chenin Blanc, 2014

Quinta Denidela Tempranillo, Bodegas Gallegas, 2014



Prize draw in aid of Depaul and lunch concludes


The CML will not use the details of your guests for anything other than the creating of the delegate list for this event. The delegate list - containing names and organisations only - will be issued in advance to table bookers, single ticket holders and the sponsor(s) but will not be released to anyone else. Contact details will never be shared with third parties.

Pete Redfern

Chief Executive, Taylor Wimpey

Appointed as a Director and to the post of Chief Executive in July 2007. Pete was previously Group Chief Executive of George Wimpey Plc and, before that, successively held the posts of Finance Director and Chief Executive of George Wimpey’s UK Housing business. He is a non executive director and member of the remuneration committee of Travis Perkins plc, a Trustee of the homelessness charity Crisis and a member of the board of the Home Builders Federation.




Peter Hill

Chief Executive, Leeds Building Society

Peter Hill started his career in banking with one of the high street banks, NatWest, in 1979.  Initially working in branches, his career progressed through area and regional offices and covered a wide range of disciplines.  After a spell working in the City, he returned to branch banking and, prior to joining Leeds Building Society in 2001, he had responsibility for the NatWest branch network in Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland.

Initially appointed as General Manager, Sales at Leeds Building Society, in 2004 Peter became Director of Operations and joined the Board as Operations Director in 2006.  For 7 years, he had responsibility for the smooth running of the Society’s operations areas which include Customer Services, Mortgage Lending and Technology. 

Peter formally took over as Chief Executive of Leeds Building Society on 10th August 2011, and is only the 7th Chief Executive of the Society’s 136 year history.  He is a member of the Council of Mortgage Lenders Executive and Chairman’s Committees, Chairman of the Northern Association of Building Societies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  

Peter Rogerson

Commercial Director Mortgages, Virgin Money

Peter Rogerson is the Commercial Director for Mortgages at Virgin Money. He is responsible for the mortgage strategy and the Intermediary sales function and has been at Virgin Money since it took on the Northern Rock business. Peter has been in the financial services industry for 30 years in a variety of commercial roles. Whilst his main home is in Manchester he has become an honorary Geordie based at Virgin Money's office in Newcastle. He is passionate about improving the customer proposition and believes that the next generation deserve the same opportunities that he received when he first bought a home. 





Headline sponsor:

Virgin Money

With a powerful brand, strong balance sheet, customer-focused culture and experienced Executive team, we have created a business which delivers our unique approach to banking to over three million customers.

We are a strong, uncomplicated retail-only bank which is primarily focused on providing residential mortgages, savings and credit cards. We also offer a range of investment and insurance products and have rolled out our essential current account.

Virgin Money is a growing UK mortgage lender. Gross mortgage lending grew by 29% and net mortgage lending increased by 54% for the full year 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, while mortgage balances at 31 December 2015 had grown to £25.5 billion.




Every year Depaul UK supports around 3,700 of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged young people in the country.

We offer them emergency overnight and long term supported accommodation, accompanied with specialist support. This includes employability skills, health and housing advice and money management training – helping to provide the life skills and knowledge that these young people need to move beyond homelessness.

Our vision is that every young person has a place to call home and we make it our mission to offer homeless and disadvantaged young people the opportunity to move into stable accommodation, fulfil their potential and move towards an independent and positive future. People exactly like Sam, who found himself homeless after his relationship with his parents broke down:

“The help from Depaul was amazing. Coming to Westbourne hostel has affected my whole life for the better. The encouragement, the support and backing from Depaul has made an immense difference on shaping my future in society. Thanks to the help from Depaul I have come so far and have just started University, beginning a new positive chapter in my life.”


Prize draw donors

Bank of Ireland         

   Hotel Chocolat "dinner party" hamper

BM Solutions and Halifax

BM Solutions and Halifax logos Case of wine

Connells Group

 Four ball at The Oxfordshire Golf Club


 Lunch for two at The Clove Club, London and afternoon tea for two at Eastwell Manor, Kent



Genworth Mortgage Insurance 

  Bottle of Bollinger champagne

OneSavings Bank plc

   Chapel Down introductory case of wine

Royal Bank of Scotland 

  Signed Scotland 6 nations rugby shirt and signed rugby ball

  Sutherland Mortgage Services logo-engraved silver iPad Mini 2, 16GB

 Virgin Money

Arranged through Virgin Money from Virgin trains, first class return pass for two to be used anywhere on the Virgin trains network

Fortnum & Mason hamper








Lancaster London

Lancaster Terrace
W2 2TY

Nearest tube station

Lancaster Gate (Central line)

Nearest overground station:

Paddington (5 minute walk)

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