Following a record confirmed number of attendees and a similarly staggering amount of nomination forms, 1195 to be exact, it gives us great pleasure to announce the official nominees for the Bridging & Commercial Awards 2011.

We have decided to put forward five nominees for each category which represent the companies/individuals who received the largest number of votes from the broker community in the form of nominations submitted.  The exception is where only four companies/individuals were nominated or when the gap between fourth and fifth place was significant enough to warrant only four official nominees.

And so, in no particular order, the nominees are...

Bridging Lender of the Year
West One Loans
Lancashire Mortgage Corporation
Dragonfly Property Finance


Service Excellence Award
United Trust Bank
Bridging Finance Solutions


Best Bridging Newcomer
Omni Capital
United Trust Bank
MT Finance
Montello Private Finance 


Best Commercial Lender
Lancashire Mortgage Corporation
Alternative Bridging Corporation (ABC)
Commercial Acceptances


Best Specialist Lender
First Merchant Finance (FMF)
West One Loans
Lancashire Mortgage Corporation


Best Development Lender
Bishopsgate Funding
The Helmsley Group
United Trust Bank
Hampshire Trust


Best Specialist Packager
Intelligent Loans
Brightstar Financial
First 4 Bridging
Enterprise Finance
Pink Pig Loans 


Best Bridging Product Range
Lancashire Mortgage Corporation
West One Loans
Affirmative Finance
Dragonfly Property Finance


Best Bridging Legal Partner
Brightstone Law LLP
Pure Law LLP
Aubrey David
Richards Solicitors


Best Bridging Valuer
De Villiers Chartered Surveyors
London’s Chartered Surveyors & Valuers
Aztec Property Valuers
Levene Chartered Surveyors
Strettons Chartered Surveyors 



Outstanding Contribution to Bridging and Commercial Finance
Marc Goldberg of Blemain Group
Alan Margolis of United Trust Bank
Andrew Bloom of Masthaven
Jonathan Samuels of Dragonfly Property Finance


BDM of the Year
Martin Gilsenan of Dragonfly Property Finance
Elliot Hyames of Dragonfly Property Finance
Gareth Lewis of Cheval
Chris Parr of Masthaven
Laleta Buctkuar of Lancashire Mortgage Corporation


Best Bridging Product
This award is the Editor’s choice award. The companies nominated by the Editor for best product are:

West One Loans; Dragonfly Property Finance; United Trust Bank  

Who are the judges for the 2011 Bridging and Commercial Awards?