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Enness - Hugh Wade-Jones

Group MD

Hugh Wade-Jones

Hugh is a widely regarded industry leader and the winner of Best Broker for Large Loans for the last 3 consecutive years at the 2018, 2017 and 2016 British Mortgage Awards.

He is also listed in the Spears 500 which is recognised across the industry as the definitive guide to the top private client advisers in the world. It describes Hugh as an expert broker and Enness as the most competitive and sought after mortgage brokerage in London.

Property is in Hugh’s blood: he grew up in a family of property investors and rapidly rose to be a Director of London’s largest mortgage broker before founding Enness in August 2007 with Islay Robinson.

Hugh is in charge of the operational running of the company and manages the residential, commercial and protection broking teams.

Our clients benefit from his unrivalled network of contacts in the banking and private client world and he has helped Enness develop what we believe to be the largest network of private and offshore banks that cater for every client, wherever in the world they are based. His views on the mortgage market are often sought and quoted in the national press and he also writes regular columns for a number of financial publications.

Outside of work he is equally goal-driven: he is a sub-3 hour marathon runner, has run multiple ultra-marathons including a 94 kilometre race, cross country, from London to Brighton. His next target is to box as a competitive amateur.

Quite simply the best broker in town – Hugh is my go to guy on all things property and mortgages. Thank you to all the team at Enness.

Marc Newson CBE – International Design Icon

 

Enness Islay Robinson

Group CEO

Islay Robinson

Islay founded Enness Private Clients in August 2007 on the very same day that witnessed the demise of Northern Rock – in hindsight perhaps not the best time to set up a mortgage brokerage, but things have turned out ok.

Despite poor timing and some of the worst trading conditions in a generation he, along with Hugh Wade-Jones, has developed Enness into one of the leading HNW Mortgage Brokerages in the UK. Enness now has an expert and ever-growing team of residential and commercial brokers.

Enness’s position rests squarely around a detailed and extensive knowledge of the mortgage market, and the ability to source the best possible solution to any funding requirement. These principles run through every sector of Enness and are what set us apart from our competitors.

Islay’s role in the company is to ensure that our core principles are maintained, new strategic relationships are formed and developed, branding and communications continue and to oversee and maintain our ambitious growth strategy. That, together with a bit of compliance, keeps him very busy indeed.

He has been instrumental in enabling purchases on everything from single residential properties to multi-million pound property developments and knows the London mortgage and property markets inside out.

Islay’s expertise and professionalism has recently been recognised in The Spear’s 500 guide to the best private client advisers in the country, where Enness Group was described as ‘the most sought after high net worth mortgage broker in London’. Islay’s extraordinary success with Enness has taken the company from strength to strength, now holding a very highly-regarded position in the industry by peers and clients alike.

As for his name, it comes from a Scottish island where he was born – bonus points if you get the pronunciation right first time!