Bridging & Commercial, the definitive title of the specialist finance sector, has announced that it is holding its first awards ceremony this summer.
Despite giving out industry awards at the end of each year, this is the first time the publication will be holding an event to honour the lenders, packagers and important figures within the bridging and commercial finance worlds that have provided exceptional service levels to brokers.
The awards ceremony will take place in June at a top, five-star hotel in the City of London and promises to be unlike any awards ceremony you’ve ever attended.
The casual-business dress event will begin at midday, where guests will be seated at round tables for drinks. The awards will be given out and presentations made, followed by a gourmet three-course meal. Then for the real piece de resistance: a live screening of the World Cup football match England v Slovenia, shown on two giant screens set up in the main room.
This will be a unique opportunity for lenders and brokers to invite their clients to a relaxed and enjoyable industry event, and maybe even take home one of the top industry honours…
As for the awards, brokers are able to submit their nominations for the 12 titles being handed out. Bridging Lender of the Year, as always, will be wholly voted for by Bridging & Commercial readers.
For the rest of the awards, the winners will be selected from your nominations by our panel of experts, which we can exclusively reveal to be Adrian Bloomfield, chief executive of the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL); Adam Tyler, chief executive of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB); Ray Cohen, ASTL associate and compliance expert and Mo Mulki, Bridging & Commercial director.
The awards are:
- Bridging Lender of the Year
- Service Excellence Award
- Newcomer of the Year
- Best Commercial Lender
- Best Specialist Lender
- Best Regional Bridging Lender
- Best Development Lender
- Best Specialist Packager
- Best Bridging Website
- Best Bridging Product Range
- Best Bridging Legal Partner
- Outstanding Contribution to Bridging Finance Industry
To nominate a firm for one of these awards, please send your choice and to Bridging & Commercial’s editor Louise Fernley – firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about attending the ceremony, please email Bridging & Commercial’s deputy editor Rebecca Hobson – email@example.com, or call 0207 316 1838.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks…