Fenland Business Awards 2019: Interview with last year’s new business of the year winner MortgageAbility

Fenland Business Awards 2018 winner of New Business of the Year Mortgage Ability and finalist Cambri

Fenland Business Awards 2018 winner of New Business of the Year Mortgage Ability and finalist Cambridgeshire Canine Crèche. - Credit: Archant

Here’s why you should enter our New Business of the Year category, according to Rhian Mills, mortgage and protection Advisor at MortgageAbility, who won the award last year.

• What has happened at MortgageAbility since winning the New Business of the Year Award in 2018?

Our business has gone from strength to strength. Thanks to the publicity we have had many new customers from further afield.

• What have been the company’s main challenges in 2018/19?

Work life, home life balance. We are thrilled with our success however this has meant a lot of additional hours worked, we continue to strive for the right balance as I’m sure all small businesses do.

• What has been your biggest success in 2018/19?

Our continued five star reviews and referrals. If the customers are happy, then we are happy.

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• What are MortgageAbility plans for 2019 and beyond?

We have recently taken on our first member of staff. We hope she will continue to learn and develop new skills ensuring we have more time to spend with our customers.

Also, she offers a different perspective on things so it’s great to have another person to bounce new ideas off.

• What did winning the awards mean to you and what would you say to businesses thinking about entering the awards for the first time?

Immensity proud. Fantastic to have our hard work recognised. Its an excellent way to meet like minded people. We were made to feel like winners by Fenland Enterprise even before winning.

This category is open to any company of any size, including sole traders that have been set up since January 1, 2018. The business does not have to be registered for VAT.

Entry Criteria: state name of organisation, type of business activity, number of employees (if any), date of first trading.

Provide a summary of business plan to demonstrate the strength of business model, explain how the business has performed against that plan and how it has been modified to reflect changed economic circumstances.


This category is available for sponsorship; please contact Ashleigh Jackson, sponsorship account manager by email: Ashleigh.jackson@archant.co.uk