B&C Awards 2020

B&C Awards 2020 shortlist announced




The shortlisted nominees have been revealed for the B&C Awards 2020, in association with United Trust Bank.

The leading companies and individuals in bridging, commercial, development and specialist banking have been shortlisted and are now in the running to win the industry’s most prestigious awards.
 
Once online votes were tallied, the judges made their selections for which longlisted names they’d like to see on the shortlist. The period for consideration for these awards is April 2019 - April 2020. 
 
This year, Bridging & Commercial has introduced a new category, Regulated Bridging Broker of the Year, following a rise in activity in this area.
 
Vantage Finance, Brightstar, SPF Private Clients and Capital B Property Finance are shortlisted for this title. 
 
Cynergy Bank emerges a rising star, having been nominated for both Best Bridging Lender Newcomer and Commercial Lender of the Year.
 
VIBE Finance is also new to the list and features in two categories. 
 
There are new additions to the mezzanine lender of the year category;  Assured Property Finance and CapitalRise joining Beaufort Capital, Proseed Capital, Iron Bridge Finance and the Property Box Loan Company, all of which made the cut in 2019.
 
All shortlisted nominees will be contacted directly regarding next steps to support their nomination.
 
The names of the winners – following the official judging – will be kept a closely guarded secret until this year’s sold-out event at The Hurlingham Club on 10th September. 
 
To read more about the process, visit our B&C Awards 2020 page.
 
To view last year’s winners, go to B&C Awards 2019: winners announced.
 

The shortlist:

Best Bridging Newcomer — Broker

  • 978 Bridging
  • VIBE Finance
  • Silver Oak Capital
  • Capital B Property Finance
  • Tapton Capital

Best Bridging Newcomer — Lender

  • Reim Capital 
  • TAB
  • Cynergy Bank
  • The Bridging Group
  • Certain Bridge
  • Lendco

Best Commercial Broker

  • Peritus Corporate Finance
  • Pure Commercial Finance
  • Crystal Specialist Finance
  • Watts Commercial Finance
  • Arc & Co
  • Sirius Property Finance
  • Adapt Finance 

Specialist Product of the Year

  • LendInvest – BTL
  • Avamore Capital – Finish & Exit
  • Roma Finance – Bridge to term 
  • Apex Bridging – BMV product
  • Ortus Secured Finance – Projection-led bridging loan
  • Aspen Bridging – 80% LTV

Development Lender of the Year — £10m-plus

  • Maslow Capital
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • United Trust Bank
  • Octopus Real Estate
  • Aldermore
  • OakNorth Bank

Development Lender of the Year — up to £10m

  • Avamore Capital
  • United Trust Bank
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Octopus Real Estate
  • Octane Capital
  • Close Brothers

Mezzanine Lender of the Year

  • Proseed Capital
  • Beaufort Capital
  • CapitalRise
  • Property Loan Box Company 

Bridging Funding Partner of the Year

  • OakNorth Bank
  • Shawbrook Bank
  • Toorak Capital Partners 
  • OneSavings Bank

Underwriter of the Year

  • Samantha Williamson – Roma Finance
  • Michael Schofield – Together
  • Tom Tailby – Glenhawk
  • Nathan Wilson – United Trust Bank
  • Gemma Salousti – Octane Capital 
  • Amit Majithia – Avamore Capital 

Best Bridging Broker

  • Adapt Finance
  • Arc & Co
  • Crystal Specialist Finance
  • LDNfinance
  • Brightstar 
  • SPF Private Clients 

Best Valuation Partner

  • VAS Panel
  • MJ Group International
  • Levene Chartered Surveyors
  • Colliers
  • De Villiers Chartered Surveyors 
  • Capital Value Surveyors 

Best Development Broker

  • Adapt Finance
  • Arc & Co
  • Crystal Specialist Finance
  • LDNfinance
  • Sirius Property Finance
  • Positive Commercial Finance 

Commercial Lender of the Year

  • Aldermore
  • InterBay Commercial
  • Cynergy Bank
  • Shawbrook
  • Octopus Real Estate
  • Together

Regulated Bridging Lender of the Year

  • Precise Mortgages
  • United Trust Bank
  • Masthaven
  • Together

Service Excellence — Lenders

  • Apex Bridging
  • Roma Finance
  • Hope Capital
  • Octane Capital
  • Glenhawk
  • MT Finance
  • United Trust Bank

Service Excellence — Brokers

  • Adapt Finance
  • Clifton Private Finance
  • Crystal Specialist Finance
  • LDNfinance
  • Pure Commercial Finance
  • SPF Private Clients
  • Watts Commercial Finance

Best Specialist Distributor

  • Brightstar
  • Crystal Specialist Finance
  • Watts Commercial Finance
  • Pure Commercial Finance
  • VIBE Finance

Best Solicitor

  • Brightstone Law
  • Field Fisher
  • Lawrence Stephens 
  • JMW
  • Lightfoots
  • Paris Smith LLP
  • Seddons

Regulated Bridging Broker of the Year 

  • Vantage Finance
  • Brightstar
  • SPF Private Clients
  • Capital B Property Finance

Best Specialist Bank

  • United Trust Bank
  • Shawbrook 
  • Masthaven
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • OneSavings Bank

Lender Relationship Manager of the Year

  • Allegra Penny – Funding 365
  • Liam Lawlor – Octane Capital
  • Lorenzo Satchell – Together
  • Owen Bentley – United trust Bank
  • Paul Delmonte – United Trust Bank
  • Tracey North – Hope Capital

Bridging Lender of the Year

  • Octane Capital
  • MT Finance
  • United Trust Bank
  • Glenhawk
  • Together
  • LendInvest
  • Funding 365

1 Comments

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    Siobhan Wright

    This is great news that we have nominated in Best Valuation Categories Please can you let me know what are the next stages that are involved to become a winner

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