Broker hits jackpot

Hems Thakrar with four Playboy Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles.
Hems Thakrar with four Playboy Bunnies at the Playboy Mansion, Los Angeles.

His Jade Financial Solutions WA won best new business at mortgage broking services provider Australian Finance Group’s industry awards.

And Mr Thakrar came second in the loan writer of the year category.

As part of his prize, he won a trip with his wife to California. It included a stay at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel, tours of Disneyland, Universal Studios and Santa Monica, a party at the Playboy Mansion, and a private dinner and dance on Rodeo Drive where the street was blocked off for the evening.

The couple then drove a convertible Mustang up the coast on Highway 1 to San Francisco before a side trip to Las Vegas where they took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. ‘It was such an honour to be recognised by our peers for all the hard work we have put in over the past two years,’ he said.

‘Our success has only been made possible by having such a dedicated team, led by partner Hany Elsadre, and the support of customers and suppliers alike. A key factor in our success was the decision to move to the ECU Business and Innovation Centre in 2011.

‘The support provided by the management team at the centre enabled me to focus on growing my business.’