We are always incredibly honoured and humbled to win any award, but they mean even more to us when they’re voted for by our industry peers and customers. To us, it means we are being recognised for what we do best -delivering honest, valuable, top-quality financial advice and an unbeatable service for all our customers.

These awards mean so much to everyone at Bower Retirement and we sincerely thank everyone who has voted for us.

Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017 – Winner

Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017, Best Broker for Equity Release Winner
We are honoured to have won Best Broker for Equity Release at the Mortgage Strategy Awards 2017.

It is with pride that we accept this prestigious award and we are delighted that our service has been recognised as making sure our customers’ needs are met is paramount to us.

Equity Release Awards 2016 – Winner

Equity Release Awards Winner, Best Individual Adviser - Gordon Cunningham
Bower Retirement is proud to announce that Gordon Cunningham has won the prestigious 2016 Equity Release Awards under the category of Best Individual Adviser.

The Equity Release Awards is an annual ceremony held to celebrate the very best in the equity release industry, and Bower are proud to be able to call Gordon Cunningham one of their own – Congratulations!


What Mortgage Award 2016 – Winner

What Mortgage Award 2016 Winner: Best Equity Release Adviser
We are extremely excited to announce that we have won the What Mortgage Award for ‘Best Equity Release Adviser’ for the fourth year running.
This is a phenomenal achievement and is a direct result of the hard work and dedication everyone at Bower puts in to ensuring customer service is at the heart of every decision we make and all the advice we provide.

Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation 2016

Feefo Trusted Gold Merchant 2016
We are honoured to have been awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation 2016. The global feedback website has again awarded us their highest customer service rating after hundreds of satisfied customers gave Bower an outstanding 100% positive feedback on the site.

Equity Release Awards 2015 – Finalist

Equity Release Awards Finalist
Bower Retirement is proud to have been a finalist in the 2015 Equity Release Awards under the category of Best Overall Adviser. This achievement goes alongside our winning the What Mortgage 2015 awards for Best Equity Release Adviser, the 2015 British Mortgage Awards for best Equity Release Broker and the Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation, awarded on the back of our independent customer reviews.

What Mortgage Award 2015 – Winner

For the third year running, Bower Retirement has been voted ‘Best Equity Release Adviser’ at the annual What Mortgage Awards. The award was a testament to the ongoing commitment to customer service that every member of the Bower team works hard for on a daily basis.

We would all like to thank the kind readers of What Mortgage magazine who voted and helped us retain the title.

British Mortgage Awards 2015 – Winner

One of Bower’s expert equity release advisers, Ian Howarth, has won the prestigious ‘Best Equity Release Broker’ award at the British Mortgage Awards, 2015. The British Mortgage Awards is an annual ceremony held to celebrate the very best in the mortgage industry, and the entire Bower team is grateful to them for awarding Ian this amazing honour.

Bower are glad to be able to call Ian Howarth one of our own – Congratulations!

Feefo Award Bower Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation

Bower Retirement was awarded the Gold Trusted Merchant Accreditation by our independent customer reviews and feedback partner, Feefo, in January 2015. To achieve this accreditation, a business is required to receive an average Service Rating of between 95% and 100% over the course of one year. And we did just that.

Feefo is a closed, invitation-only platform which is open only to customers who have transacted with us. This guarantees that all reviews received express the opinions of genuine customers. . To view our Feefo Reviews, please click here

Equity Release Awards 2014 – Winner Best Financial Adviser 10+ Employees


Bower Retirement has won the ‘Best Financial Adviser – 10+ employees’ at the 2014 Equity Release Awards.

This is the second time that Bower has won this prestigious award and we are hugely grateful to those within the industry who voted for us. We add this prize to the ‘Best Equity Release Adviser’ award that the readers of What Mortgage magazine awarded to us earlier this year.

2014 has been a truly great year for everyone at Bower and these awards are testament to the dedication of our entire staff to provide the best equity release advice possible.

What Mortgage Award 2014 – Winner


Bower Retirement has been voted as “Best Equity Release Adviser” by the readers of What Mortgage magazine for the second year running. Over 19,000 readers of What Mortgage voted.

What Mortgage Award 2013 – Winner


Bower Retirement has been voted the “Best Equity Release Broker, 2013” in recognition of our dedication to customer service and quality of advice, by the readers of What Mortgage Magazine. What Mortgage Magazine is the UK’s number 1 mortgage magazine for consumers.

In 2013 What Mortgage Awards achieved the landmark of 20 years of rewarding and celebrating the very best businesses in the UK’s mortgage market and this year saw one of the highest numbers of votes cast to date, with over 19,500 votes received for the best in the UK consumer mortgage, insurance and loan markets.

Equity Release Awards 2013 – Winner Outstanding Contribution


Andrea Rozario, Chief Corporate Officer for Bower Retirement, won the prestigious industry award for Outstanding Contribution following over 5 years of high profile work as the Director General of the industry’s trade association, the Equity Release Council, formerly known as Safe Home Income Plans, SHIP. Andrea has spent the bulk of her career in financial services, specialising in equity release over the last decade. A regular press contributor, presenter, lobbyist and multiple award winning equity release adviser.

Equity Release Awards 2011 – 3 times Winner


The Bower team are proud to have won three prestigious awards at the recent annual industry awards ceremony hosted by Safe Home Income Plans (“SHIP”) which is now known as The Equity Release Council.

The awards were presented in recognition of Bower’s commitment to service to customers and impartiality throughout the UK.

Equity Release Awards 2009 – Winner


Bower offer award winning equity release advice to our customers. Reflecting our commitment to professionalism and impartiality, the Bower team have also received the following awards.