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CML Scotland annual lunch 2016


11 March 2016

Time: 12:15pm – 3:15pm
Venue: The Balmoral, Edinburgh
Price: £N/A members
CML Scotland annual lunch 2016

About this event

200 mortgage industry professionals gathered at The Balmoral Hotel on 11 March 2016 for the the CML Scotland lunch 2016.

The event provided the perfect opportunity for the mortgage industry to get together to discuss the issues of the moment while enjoying a delicious three-course meal and wine in one of Edinburgh's most iconic venues.

The programme for the event included speeches from:

  • CML Scotland Chair: Carol Anderson, Scotland Branch & Business Banking Distribution Director, TSB.
  • Keynote address: Moray McDonald, Managing Director, Products, Personal & Business Banking, The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
  • Co-sponsor welcome addresses: Charles Haresnape, Group Managing Director - Mortgages, Aldermore and Peter Rogerson, Commercial Director for Mortgages, Virgin Money

Guests at the event raised over £2450 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland

Organisations that attended the event included:

  • Aberdein Considine
  • Absolut Money
  • Accord Mortgages
  • Aldermore Bank PLC
  • AMA
  • Arbuthnot Latham
  • Avant Homes
  • Bellway Homes
  • Capita Asset Services Ltd
  • Capital Partners
  • Carrington FS
  • Clear Mortgage Solutions
  • Clydesdale Bank plc
  • Connells Group
  • Cornerstone Mortgages
  • Countrywide
  • DL Finance
  • Dow Mortgage Services ltd
  • Edinburgh Mortgage Advice Brokers
  • Edinburgh Mortgage Centre
  • Edinburgh Mortgage Centre/Mary Henderson
  • Edinburgh Wealth Managers
  • EDM Mortgage Support Services
  • ESPC
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Family Financial
  • First Mortgage
  • First Mortgage Direct
  • Fox Financial
  • GE Money
  • GT Mortgages Ltd
  • Harvey Donaldson & Gibson
  • HBR Financial
  • Heritable Finance
  • HK Mortgages
  • Howdengrange Financial Services
  • Independent Financial Strategies Ltd
  • Independent Mortgage Store
  • Independent Mortgage Store Limited
  • J&E Shepherd
  • Lifetime Planning
  • Listers Ltd
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • London & Country
  • M&W Mortgages
  • McVey & Murricane
  • Melville Independent
  • miiCard
  • Millar & Bryce
  • Miller Homes
  • MoneyQuest
  • Morisons Solicitors
  • Mortgage Advice Brokerage
  • Mortgage Force
  • Mortgage Master Glasgow
  • Mortgageforce (Scotland)
  • Mortgages Direct
  • Mortgages Ltd
  • Murphy Scoular
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • NM Advisory
  • Pacitti Jones Legal Ltd
  • Phoebus Software Limited
  • RBS
  • Red Sky Financial
  • Reid Financial
  • Remax
  • Russell & Aitken Solicitors
  • Santander UK plc
  • Scott Weir Mortgages
  • Scottish Building Society
  • Sesame Bankhall Group
  • Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services
  • Slater Hogg
  • Stan Collins & Co
  • Stewart Milne Homes Central Scotland
  • Strategic Innovative finance
  • Svenska Handelsbanken AB (Publ)
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Tesco Bank
  • The Coventry for Intermediaries
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
  • Thorntons Property Services
  • TLT
  • TSB Bank plc
  • Turquoise Money
  • Urban Union
  • Virgin Money plc
  • Walker Laird Solicitors
  • Walker Morris LLP
  • Waterson MacPherson



Running order

1215 - 1300


Drinks reception

1300 - 1330


All seated for welcome speeches

1330 - 1500


Lunch is served


Smoked haddock and salmon, soft herb and potato timbale
(Vegetarian option: Italian anti pasti selection of marinated artichokes, piquillo peppers, olives. rocket salad, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic croutons and balsamic dressing)


Roast rump of lamb, gratin dauphinoise, courgettes, garlic and tomato
(Vegetarian option: Cannelloni of mozzarella and sun-dried vegetables in a herb cream sauce)


Poached pears, ginger cake and Drambuie sabayon



Prize draw in aid of our chosen charity 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.


This event was co-sponsored by Aldermore & Virgin Money 



Virgin Money

Aldermore is one of the UK's fastest growing mortgage lenders; we offer finance to cover the full mortgage life-cycle.

Our range encompasses standard and specialist buy-to-let mortgages, residential and commercial mortgages for purchase and remortgage, commercial investment mortgages as well as bridging and property development finance.

Building on our core values of being reliable, expert, dynamic and straightforward, we aim to deliver banking as it should be.






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.



Drinks reception sponsor

Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services


SBVS is a new company, from old hands: Sesame Bankhall Group and Direct Valuations launched SBVS in 2011.

Our solution provides a truly independent panel manager that works for its lender partners to manage risk, deliver exceptional service and drive up quality.

With full national postcode coverage, client-approved panel members and two tiered professional indemnity cover, Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services offers a sound proposition which works.

Both Direct Valuations and Sesame Bankhall Group bring with them a wealth of experience in both the valuations management and risk management sectors.



The CML Scotland annual lunch 2016 at The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

11 March 2016

Thanks to all who attended the event and made it such a success!

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Contact us

Agi Donovan

Telephone: 0845 373 6771