B&C Awards

B&C Awards 2019 shortlist announced




The shortlisted nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Bridging & Commercial Awards, in association with Market Financial Solutions.

The leading companies and individuals in the bridging, commercial, development, alternative finance and specialist banking markets have been shortlisted and are now in the running to win the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Over 2,000 votes were cast online, highlighting who the industry believes is deserving of the famed B&C gold gongs. 

The B&C judging panels — made up of key lenders and brokers — narrowed down the longlist for each category after the nominations closed last Thursday (18th April).

This year, Together, United Trust Bank, MT Finance, Octane Capital, Precise Mortgages and Ortus Secured Finance are all in the running for the Bridging Lender of the Year award.

Together is also a contender for the Commercial Lender of the Year category, which it has won for the past two years.

Several new categories have been introduced this year, including Mezzanine Lender of the Year and Funding Partner of the Year, while Development Lender of the Year has been split into two categories: those that provide loans up to £10m and lenders that offer facilities above £10m.

The inaugural Mezzanine Lender of the Year category will see Beaufort Capital, Proseed Capital, Iron Bridge Finance and the Property Box Loan Company competing for the award.

All shortlisted nominees will be contacted directly regarding how to progress with their nomination(s).

The judging panels will gather on 17th May to determine the winners and highly commended in 22 categories.

Three additional award categories will be voted on solely by Medianett.

The names of the winners will be kept a closely-guarded secret until this year’s event at the Hurlingham Club on Thursday 6th June.

To read more about the process, visit our B&C Awards 2019 page.

To view last year’s winners, go to B&C Awards 2018: winners announced.

To book your place on one of our few remaining tables, please contact Caron Schreuder on 0203 818 0162 or via [email protected].

The shortlist

Best Commercial Broker

Adapt Finance
Brightstar Financial
Watts Commercial Finance
Crystal Specialist Finance
Pure Commercial

Specialist Product of the Year

Aspen Bridging — 80% LTV
Avamore Capital — Finish and Exit
Masthaven — Bridging Plus
Octane Capital — 3rd Gen
LendInvest — BTL
Precise Mortgages — Refurb BTL
Shawbrook — 85% Light Refurb STL

Best Newcomer — Broker

LDNfinance
Capital B Property Finance
Cornerstone Finance
One 77 Mortgages
Ice Cubed Commercial Finance

Best Newcomer — Lender

Glenhawk
Tuscan Capital
Fiduciam
The Bridging Group

Development Lender of the Year — £10m+

United Trust Bank
Maslow Capital
Octopus Property
Shawbrook
OakNorth

Development Lender of the Year — Up to £10m

Assetz Capital
United Trust Bank
Aldermore
Mint Bridging
Paragon Bank
Avamore Capital

Mezzanine Lender of the Year

Proseed Capital
Iron Bridge Finance
The Property Box Loan Company

Bridging Funding Partner of the Year

Shawbrook
OneSavings Bank
Toorak Capital Partners
Insight Investment
PIMCO

P2P Lender of the Year

Kuflink
Assetz Capital
CrowdProperty
RateSetter
Zopa

Best Bridging Broker

Adapt Finance
Brightstar Financial
Pure Commercial
Crystal Specialist Finance
Positive Lending
Capital B Property Finance
Y3S Bridging & Commercial

Bridging Lender of the Year

Together
United Trust Bank
MT Finance
Octane Capital
Precise Mortgages
Ortus Secured Finance

Commercial Lender of the Year

Together
Shawbrook
InterBay Commercial
Aldermore
MT Finance

Regulated Lender of the Year

Precise Mortgages
United Trust Bank
Together
Masthaven

Service Excellence — Lenders

MT Finance
Octane Capital
United Trust Bank
Hope Capital
Ortus Secured Finance
Together

Service Excellence — Brokers

Adapt Finance
LDNfinance
Brightstar Financial
Watts Commercial Finance
Capital B Property Finance

Underwriter of the Year

Stephen Hickman — Precise Mortgages
Michael Schofield — Together
Marc Williams — Together
Harry Baker — Aspen Bridging
Becky Kidby — United Trust Bank
Ben Wilson — Together
Gemma Salousti — Octane Capital

Best Specialist Distributor

Brightstar Financial
Crystal Specialist Finance
Positive Lending
Clever Lending
SPF Private Clients
Restore Finance

Best Valuer

Connells
VAS Panel
De Villiers Chartered Surveyors
Capital Value Surveyors
Robert Sterling Surveyors
Kempton Karr Croft

Best Solicitor

JMW
Lightfoots
Seddons
Brightstone Law
Howard Kennedy
Fieldfisher

Best Specialist Bank

United Trust Bank
Precise Mortgages
Masthaven
Shawbrook Bank
OneSavings Bank

Lender Relationship Manager of the Year

James Briggs — Precise Mortgages
Steve Ellis — Pivot
Lorenzo Satchell — Together
Liam Lawlor — Octane Capital
Roz Cawood — Masthaven
Christian Gugolz — MT Finance
Chris Scott — Octopus Property
Richard King — Ortus Secured Finance

Best Development Broker

Adapt Finance
LDNfinance
Sirius Property Finance
Pure Commercial Finance
UK Property Finance
Crystal Specialist Finance
SPF Private Clients

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