The new additions — which included both new and existing firms — has taken the total number of advisers across the group to 3,885.
John Cupis, mortgage director at Openwork, said: “These historic results are testament to our strong proposition and support for firms wanting to grow or diversify their client offering.
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“We established ‘route to wealth’ as a bespoke upskilling programme last year for mortgage firms wanting to broaden into pensions and investments.”
Stephen Wildgoose, recruitment and growth director for mortgages and protection at Openwork, added: “In 2018, the recruitment team appointed 68 new mortgage firms in a monumental year for our adviser recruitment drive.
“It signifies a strong endorsement from advisers who choose to develop their careers with Openwork.
“We are increasingly recognised in the industry for being a profitable, growing, supportive and positive partner, providing outstanding services for professional advisers in the UK.
“We look forward to more businesses and advisers joining us in 2019 and beyond.”