The Growth Series

Best podcast roundup

We have been running our Growth Series podcasts for nearly three years now! In that time, we have covered all manner of topics to help UK brokers grow their businesses and navigate changes in the industry. 

To better share these insights and make sure you’re not missing out on useful content, we’ve gathered a list of our most popular podcasts to date! This is a great place to start if you’ve just joined us or simply want to see more about what we have in store for you. 

All-time most popular

These are the podcasts that our listeners turn to time and time again. 

1. #1 How social media helped to grow my brokerage from £0 to £2.5m turnover

The very first episode of the Growth Series podcast features Richard Bassinder, Social Media Manager at Accord Mortgages, chatting with Chris Schutrups, Managing Director at The Mortgage Hut. Listen in to hear how Chris leveraged social media to grow his mortgage brokerage from £0 to over £2million net worth of business.

Learn more: Growth Series Live On-Demand - LinkedIn Masterclass

2. #2 Effective Marketing - How to generate a constant flow of new enquiries

The second episode of the podcast sees Jeremy Duncombe, Managing Director at Accord Mortgages, chat with Jon Pittham, Managing Director of ClientsFirst, a digital marketing agency that specialises in professional services marketing. In this podcast, Jon gives some great hints and tips that brokers can use to set up the foundations of their digital proposition and start to generate new leads and more business... on a budget.

Read more: The Brokers’ Guide to All Things Marketing

3. #35 Buy to let in 2020, what's in it for brokers

Chris Maggs, Senior Commercial Manager at Accord Buy To Let, is joined by Ying Tan, founder and Chief Executive of Dynamo, specialists in Buy To Let lending. Together, Chris and Ying explore the direction and growth of the Buy To Let market in 2020. They also consider how brokers can capitalise on developments, and how lenders and players like Dynamo can offer support to ensure those brokers go on to grow their businesses.

Read more: Understanding the new Buy To Let tax changes - 2018

Top 5 most popular podcasts so far this year

These podcasts have been played more often than any others lately.

1. #55 - Supporting clients in challenging times

Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, speaks with Sharon Trinder, Compliance Director at MAB to discuss how, in the wake of Covid-19, providing support for clients has never been more important for advisers.

Learn more: A guide to building business resilience

2. #45 - Running a successful and engaging social media channel

Richard Bassinder, Social Media Manager at YBS, talks to Chris Targett who runs Social for Brokers, a business dedicated to improving mortgage brokers’ social media presence. Together, they delve into the world of social media, discussing how mortgage brokers can use their various channels to grow their business.

3. #50 - Buy to Let, what’s the outlook post-pandemic?

Andy Millard, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Jeni Browne, Business Development Director from Mortgages for Business. Andy and Jeni discuss the world of Buy-to-Let and its outlook in the wake of Covid-19.

4. #51 - Help-to-Buy: Insights into the new scheme

Nicola Alvarez, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Stacey Wood, National Newbuild and Surveying Relationship Manager at Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG). Stacey and Nicola discuss the changes to the Help-to-Buy scheme that took place in 2021. 

Read more: Your Help-to-Buy Questions answered

5. #56 - Representing women in financial services

Nadine Edwards, Corporate Account Manager at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Louisa Sedgwick, Chair of IMLA and Managing Director for Vida Home Loans, Nicola Firth, CEO and Founder of Knowledge Bank, and Niki Cooke, Head of Intermediary at Twenty7Tec, to celebrate International Women’s Day and take a look at what it means to be a successful woman in financial services.

Recent episodes

Listen in for the most recent tips and information from industry experts.

#58 - Predictions for 2021 with UK Finance and IMLA (part two)

Our very own Jeremy Duncombe, Managing Director at Accord Mortgages, is joined by Charles Roe, Director of Mortgages at UK Finance and Rob Thomas, Principle Researcher at the Intermediaries Mortgage Lending Association (IMLA). In this episode, Jeremy, Charles and Rob discuss their recent reports about the state of mortgages for 2021.

(Listen to part one here.)

#59 - The lowdown on commercial lending (with Mike Davies from YBS) 

Mike Davies, Head of Development at Yorkshire Building Society (YBS), is joined by Haydn Thomas, Chief Commercial Officer at Cornerstone Finance Group. In this episode, Mike and Haydn discuss commercial lending, the impact of Covid-19 and where the market is headed next.

Our Growth Series team is always on the lookout for the most helpful content for our members. If you have been inspired by our series or have ideas about what we should talk about next, reach out. We want to hear from our community!

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