Pink Home Loans managing director Tony Jones (pictured below) has an alternative career in the entertainment industry if it does not work out for him in the mortgage market. He almost upstaged the excellent after-dinner speaker – Match of the Day 2 host Adrian Chiles – at his network’s service awards last week.Not one to drag out dry industry chat in front of an already booze-fuelled audience, Jones instead went on a mission to find famous look-alikes for some of the mortgage industry’s leading lights. There was Association of Mortgage Intermediaries associate director Rob Griffiths, described by Jones as the “stud of the mortgage market”, doubling for radio and TV presenter Johnny Vaughan, Premier Mortgage Service managing director John Malone as Coronation Street’s Reg Holdsworth and, best of all, Platform head of sales and marketing Paul Hunt as Benny Hill, with the Benny Hill theme tune thrown in for good measure.
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