B&C Awards 2017: Winners announced

Yesterday saw the crowning of the 2017 Bridging & Commercial Awards winners.

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed event – sponsored by Titlesolv – took place at the picturesque Hurlingham Club in Fulham, where 620 guests were in attendance. 

This year there were 22 winners named as the bridging, commercial and development finance industries met to celebrate the success and growth of these sectors over the past 12 months. 

Together picked up three awards including best bridging lender and best commercial lender, and was also recognised for its outstanding contribution to the specialist finance industry.

“To win three awards in one evening is absolutely incredible, but to be honoured for our contribution to the industry is really special," said Marc Goldberg, commercial CEO of Together.

“It’s also fantastic to be named best bridging lender as this is a major part of our business and accounted for over half of our total lending last year, so this vote of confidence from our peers for our bridging offering, as well as our commercial lending, is a fantastic achievement.

“I’m extremely proud of all the team at Together and grateful to all the brokers out there who voted for us.

"We’ve built our business on great partnerships and these three awards are truly a celebration of what can be achieved when we work together.”

The winners were chosen by two judging panels who met up last month to decide who deserved the coveted titles. 

Here is the full list of winners of the B&C Awards 2017:

Best Bridging Lender Newcomer:
Winner: Avamore Capital
Highly Commended: Ashley Finance 

Best Use of Fintech:
Winner: Shawbrook Bank
Highly Commended: Together 

Best Bridging Broker:
Winner: Pure Commercial Finance
Highly Commended: Adapt Finance

Specialist Product of the Year:
Winner: Ortus Secured Finance – Northern Ireland product range
Highly Commended: Castle Trust – Flex mortgage 

Best Commercial Broker:
Winner: Watts Commercial Finance
Highly Commended: Enness Private Clients

Best Bridging Partner:
Winner: Lightfoots Solicitors
Highly Commended: Robert Sterling Surveyors

Best Development Broker:
Winner: Crystal Specialist Finance
Highly Commended: Adapt Finance

Underwriter of the Year:
Winner: Eddie Boakye – Funding 365
Highly Commended: Claire Wasbrough – Masthaven 

Best Specialist Distributor:
Winner: Brightstar
Highly Commended: Crystal Specialist Finance

Lender Relationship Manager of the Year:
Winner: Sundeep Patel – Precise Mortgages
Highly Commended: Dawn Trustam – Funding 365

Service Excellence Award – Brokers:
Winner: Adapt Finance
Highly Commended: Enness Private Clients

Specialist Bank of the Year:
Winner: Shawbrook Bank 
Highly Commended: Charter Savings Bank 

Marketing Campaign of the Year:
Winner: Masthaven
Highly Commended: Hope Capital

Development Lender of the Year: 
Winner: Octopus Property 
Highly Commended: Amicus Property Finance

Personality of the Year:
Winner: Richard Deacon – Masthaven

Alternative Lender of the Year:
Winner: LendInvest
Highly Commended: Lendy

Service Excellence Award – Lenders
Winner: Precise Mortgages
Highly Commended: Roma Finance

Commercial Lender of the Year:
Winner: Together
Highly Commended: Shawbrook 

Regulated Lender of the Year:
Winner: Precise Mortgages
Highly Commended: Masthaven

Bridging Lender of the Year:
Winner: Together
Highly Commended: Precise Mortgages and Octopus Property 

Outstanding Contribution – Individual:
Winner: Jonathan Newman – Brightstone Law 

Outstanding Contribution – Company:
Winner: Together 

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