B&C Awards 2021

B&C Awards 2021 shortlist announced



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The shortlisted nominees have been revealed for the B&C Awards 2021, in association with United Trust Bank.

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

Online voting opened for the 24 award categories in February and was extended for longer than usual after B&C revealed that the event was to be postponed to 6th October 2021.

Almost 2,500 votes were cast by 31st May, in support of who the industry believes is deserving of the famed B&C gold gongs at this year’s highly anticipated celebration.

Once the votes were tallied into a longlist of up to 15 firms per category, the B&C judging panels — comprising key lenders and brokers — made their selections for which firms and individuals they’d like to see on the shortlist.

All shortlisted nominees will be contacted directly regarding next steps to support their nomination.

As a result of increased votes (and variety thereof) this year, some categories are longer than usual.

There was fierce competition for the Underwriter of the Year award, with nine individuals making the shortlist, compared with six in 2020.

For this year’s event, B&C has introduced two new categories, Best Technology Provider and Best Specialist Recruitment Partner, following the increased requirement for tech and talent over the past 12 months.

Nivo, Twenty7Tec, Aprao, Ncino and Dock9 have been shortlisted for the technology title, while Fintellect, Boxtree Recruitment, Valorem Partners, KFS Recruitment, and City & Capital feature in the recruitment category.

Bridging Funding Partner of the Year saw JP Morgan and Pamplona appear for the first time, alongside mainstays Toorak Capital Partners and Shawbrook Bank.

Albatross Capital, MS Lending Group, Fairbridge Capital, Impact Lending and Lendwell have also all been nominated for the first time under Best Bridging Lender Newcomer. Reim Capital has made the shortlist for the second year running.

There are new additions to the Best Commercial Broker category: Ice Cubed Property Finance, Pilot Fish, Wharf Financial, Synergy Commercial Finance, Ramsay & White Finance for Property Investors, and UK Property Finance, joining Watts Commercial Finance, Peritus Corporate Finance, which made the cut in 2020.

The judging panels will meet virtually on 15th July to decide who will be crowned winners of the B&C Awards 2021, with brokers judging the lender categories and lenders determining the victors in the broker categories.

Medianett will decide on the Outstanding Contribution and the Editor’s Choice awards.

The names of the winners will be kept a closely guarded secret until the sold-out event on 6th October at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham.

To read more about the process, visit our ‘B&C Awards 2021: Everything you need to know’ page.

To view last year’s winners, go to B&C Awards 2020: winners announced.

The shortlist:

Best Valuation Partner
Anderson Wilde & Harris
Capital Value Surveyors
Method
Pride Consulting IMS
Pure Panel Management
VAS Panel

Best Solicitor

Brecher
Brightstone Law
Fieldfisher
Howard Kennedy
JMW Solicitors
Lawrence Stephens
Lightfoots
Seddons

Best Specialist Recruitment Partner
Boxtree Recruitment 
City & Capital
Fintellect
KFS Recruitment
Valorem Partners

Best Technlogy Partner
Aprao
Dock9
nCino
Nivo
Twenty7Tec

Best Bridging Broker Newcomer
Amplo Commercial Finance
Master Private Finance
Pure Structured Finance
Tapton Capital
Wharf Financial

Best Commercial Broker

Ice Cubed Property Finance
Peritus Corporate Finance
Pilot Fish
Ramsay & White Finance for Property Investors
Synergy Commercial Finance
UK Property Finance
Watts Commercial Finance
Wharf Financial

Best Bridging Broker
Adapt Finance
Crystal Specialist Finance
Clifton Private Finance
LDNfinance
Pilot Fish
SPF Private Clients
UK Property Finance
Wharf Financial

Regulated Bridging Broker of the Year
Brightstar Financial
Clifton Private Finance
Master Private Finance
Pure Property Finance
SPF Private Clients

Best Development Broker

Adapt Finance
Arc & Co
Aureum Finance
LDNfinance
Positive Commercial Finance
Pure Structured Finance
Sirius Property Finance
Watts Commercial Finance

Service Excellence — Brokers
Adapt Finance
Clifton Private Finance
Crystal Specialist Finance
LDNfinance
Pilot Fish
Synergy Commercial Finance
VIBE Finance
Watts Commercial Finance

Best Specialist Distributor
Brightstar Financial
Connect for Intermediaries
Crystal Specialist Finance
Positive Lending
Time Finance

Best Bridging Lender Newcomer
Albatross Capital
Fairbridge Capital
Impact Lending
Lendwell
MS Lending Group
Reim Capital

Specialist Product of the Year
Alternative Bridging Corporation — development 90
Avamore Capital — finish and exit
Castle Trust Bank — bridge-to-let
Funding 365 — CBILS
Octane Capital – buy-to-let
Roma Finance — bridge-to-term
Together — commercial lending

Development Lender of the Year — £10m-plus
Avamore Capital
Maslow Capital
Pluto
Shawbrook Bank
United Trust Bank

Development Lender of the Year — Up to £10m
Avamore Capital
Blend Network
Octopus Real Estate
Roma Finance
Shawbrook Bank
United Trust Bank
West One

Mezzanine Lender of the Year
Beaufort Capital
Crowd With Us
Davon
Impact Lending
Iron Bridge Finance

Bridging Funding Partner of the Year
Pamplona
Shawbrook Bank
Toorak Capital Partners

Underwriter of the Year
Christina Rogers, Allica Bank
Dawn Ricketts, United Trust Bank
Jon Brooks, Funding 365
Lenka Pajkosova, MT Finance
Michael Schofield, Together
Nathan Wilson, United Trust Bank
Philip Gould, Avamore Capital
Samantha Williamson, Roma Finance
Tom Tailby, Glenhawk

Lender Relationship Manager of the Year
Allegra Penny, Funding 365
Charissa Chang, Allica Bank
Christian Gugolz, MT Finance
Ginny Warby, Masthaven Bank
Jamie Russell, Ortus Secured Finance
Lorenzo Satchell, Together
Paul Delmonte, United Trust Bank
Rory Cleary, MT Finance

Best Specialist Bank
Allica Bank
Hampshire Trust Bank
Masthaven Bank
Precise Mortgages, part of OSB Group
Shawbrook Bank
United Trust Bank

Commercial Lender of the Year
Aldermore Bank
Allica Bank
InterBay Commercial
Ortus Secured Finance
Shawbrook Bank
Together

Regulated Bridging Lender of the Year
Alternative Bridging Corporation
Glenhawk
Masthaven Bank
MT Finance
Precise Mortgages
United Trust Bank

Service Excellence — Lenders
Allica Bank
Funding 365
Masthaven Bank
MT Finance
Octane Capital
Ortus Secured Finance
Roma Finance
Together
United Trust Bank

Bridging Lender of the Year
Glenhawk
LendInvest
Masthaven Bank
MT Finance
Octane Capital
Ortus Secured Finance
Together
United Trust Bank

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