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21 April 2017

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 2017

About this event

The glamorous Lancaster London Hotel provided the ideal opportunity to forge new relationships and cement existing ones in a relaxed setting with great food and wine!Collated images CML annual lunch 2017

Comments made by delegates who attended the event:

  • "Excellent as always"
  • "Great opportunity to network"
  • "Correct balance between formality and opportunity to entertain selected guests"
  • "Good value, well attended and informative. Excellent opportunity to see broker and industry colleagues."
  • "Informative, enjoyable occasion and opportunity to network."
  • "One of my favourite events of the year."

Organisations with tables at the lunch included:

  • Aberdein Considine
  • Acenden Limited
  • Aldermore Bank Plc
  • BancTec Limited
  • Bank of Ireland
  • BM Solutions
  • Capita Mortgage Services Ltd
  • Castle Trust Capital Plc
  • Connells Group
  • Countrywide
  • Coventry Building Society
  • Decision First Ltd
  • Digital Mortgages by Atom Bank
  • Drainage and Water Searches Network Limited (DWSN)
  • Eversheds Sutherland
  • Falcon Chambers
  • Fleet Mortgages Limited
  • Halifax Intermediaries
  • HML t/a Computershare Loan Services
  • Howden Insurance Brokers
  • Legal Marketing Services Limited
  • LSL Property Services plc
  • Moore Blatch LLP
  • MyHomeMove Ltd
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Natwest Intermediary Solutions
  • OneSavings Bank Plc
  • Paragon Group
  • Paratus AMC Limited
  • Pepper (UK) Limited
  • Phoebus Software Limited
  • Principality Building Society
  • Rockstead Ltd
  • Rosling King LLP
  • Sutherland Global Services
  • Target Group Limited
  • Tesco Bank
  • The Mortgage Lender
  • The Northview Group
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
  • TSB Bank plc
  • Vida Homeloans
  • Virgin Money plc

Running order

1215 - 1300


Drinks reception

1300 - 1330


All seated for welcome speeches

Chairman's welcome: Peter Hill, Chief Executive, Leeds Building Society
Keynote address: Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Charity address: Martin Houghton-Brown, Chief Executive, Depaul UK

1330 - 1500


Lunch is served


Seared sea bass, citrus pearl barley with courgette, mixed pepper, edamame beans and green peas, mascarpone sauce
(Vegetarian option: Medley (roast, dried and fresh) of tomato and mozzarella, avocado puree, focaccia crisp, rocket, balsamic and basil oil)

Blood orange sorbet


Pot roasted breast and boneless thigh of guinea fowl, sarladaise potato with mushroom, spring greens, roasted butternut squash and pear cider jus
(Vegetarian option: Oven baked pastry filled with seasonal vegetables and white wine sauce)


Trio of desserts: Hazelnut and white chocolate slice, Amaretto and coffee opera and cherry mousse

Coffee and petit fours


Vinedos de la posada Torrontes 2013
Quinta Denidela Tempranillo 2014



Prize draw in aid of Depaul UK and lunch concludes



Peter Hill

Chief Executive, Leeds Building Society

Peter Hill is a career banker with approaching 40 years in financial services. His experience spans a wide range of disciplines from front line customer service to strategy.

He entered the mutual sector in 2001, joining Leeds Building Society as General Manager Sales, before moving into Operations.  He was appointed Operations Director in 2006 and Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

Leeds Building Society is the 5th largest society with over 700,000 members and 65 UK branches.  It was established in 1875 and, in its 140 year history, Peter is only the 7th Chief Executive.

Peter is the Chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, a member of the Interim Main Board of the new Financial Services Trade Association, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Paul Johnson

Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)

Paul Johnson is Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The institute is widely considered the leading independent economic research and analysis organisation in the country.

Paul has published and broadcast extensively on various issues in the economics of public policy including tax, welfare, inequality and poverty, pensions, education, climate change and public finances. He is the author of major books on pensions, tax and inequality and is a regular contributor to news and current affairs programmes across the UK broadcast media.

As well as a previous spell at the IFS in the 1990s (including a period as deputy director) Paul has been chief economist at the Department for Education and director of public spending in HM Treasury. At the Treasury his responsibilities included public sector pay and pensions and climate change policy. In the latter role he worked closely with Nicholas Stern on his review of the economics of climate change. Other positions include a period as head of economics at the Financial Service Authority and as a senior associate with Frontier Economics.

Paul was also deputy head of the Government Economic Service. He served on the council of the Economic and Social Research Council and was elected to the council of the Royal Economic Society. He was a founder council member of the Pensions Policy Institute and has led a review into the policy of pensions auto-enrolment.

Other roles and bodies Paul has been involved in include the council of the Family and Parenting Institute, the Pension Provision Group, the Commission on taxation and citizenship, the Youth Justice Commission and the Commission on Living Standards.





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

FINAL BOIHotel Chocolat dinner party hamper


BM Solutions
 and Halifax Intermediaries

      Case of wine (6 bottles)              




Connells Group

Connells group image      4-ball at the Oxfordshire Golf Club



EDM Mortgage Support Services

EDM logo     Samsung Galaxy tablet


Digital Mortgages by Atom Bank

Digital Mortgages by Atom Bank 200x50     Amazon Echo



      Eight course tasting menu for two at HKK, London



Paragon Mortgages

       Case of wine (6 bottles)



Principality Building Society

Visit Principality website

Two tickets for Coldplay at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 11 July 2017


Royal Bank of Scotland

        Golfing accessories


Shakespeare Martineau

ShakespeareMartineau company logo
Mini hockey stick signed by firm ambassador and Olympic gold medallist Alex Danson


The Northview Group

Logo for Northview groupMagnum of champagne




 To discuss sponsorship for this event, please contact or call 0845 373 6771




Lancaster London

Lancaster Terrace
W2 2TY

Nearest tube station

Marble Arch (Central line) or Queensway (Central line). Please note Lancaster Gate station closure from Wednesday 4 January until July 2017

Nearest overground station:

Paddington (5 minute walk)

Venue website

Contact us

Agi Donovan

Telephone: 08453736771