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Hitachi Capital Hat-Trick at the Leasing World Awards Dinner

13/10/2017

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The Annual Leasing World Awards Dinner was, once again, a very enjoyable event, featuring 24 awards including six new broker awards to complement the existing coveted 18 categories. Our thanks go to our Head Sponsor, Hitachi Capital Business Finance, who - in a First - won a hat-trick of awards, viz. Lessor of the Year, Broker Champion, and Next Generation awards.

The excellent pre-dinner reception and past dinner party, sponsored by Aldermore Business Finance, set the Awards Dinner off perfectly, while the Twitter Walls provided by the media wizards from Liberty Leasing broadcast the winners as they were announced. Our charity initiatives were once again spearheaded by Johnnie Halliday from Linedata as the master of ceremonies for the traditional heads and tails game. Johnnie represents Linedata Lending and Leasing software solutions and we were pleased that Linedata agreed to sponsor this year’s Heads and Tails fund raising effort. In all we raised £4,400 (and 100 euros!) on behalf of Hitachi Capital, for Macmillan Cancer Support and Royal Brompton and Harefields ICU.

Our ever grateful thanks go out to Lord Mitchell (Leasing's only and very special Lord!) for his long term commitment to the Leasing World Awards Ceremony (he did the first Leasing World Awards back in 2009!). We would like to thank our sponsors supporting some of the individual awards (Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services, Hitachi Capital, Aldermore, HTB, Metro Bank, United Trust Bank, Locke Lord LLP) and those that took tables at the dinner, and supplied the exciting range of charity raffle prizes which all added to the money raised.

Our photographer took over a thousand photos on the night, and we have distilled those down to 68 pictures that can now be viewed in out Photo Gallery CLICK HERE 

The Award Winners were:

SME Champion - award sponsored by Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services
Aldermore Business Finance

SME Specialist - award sponsored by Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services 
Asset Advantage

Business Finance Champion - award sponsored by Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services
Aldermore Business Finance

Lessor of the Year
Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Independent Lessor of the Year
Liberty Leasing

New Challenger of the Year
Hampshire Trust Bank Asset Finance

Broker Champion of the Year
Hitachi Capital Business Finance

Broker of the Year - award sponsored by Aldermore Business Finance
Bluestone Leasing

Breakthrough Broker of the Year - award sponsored by Aldermore Business Finance
Medialease

Multiline Funder of the Year
HHF

Hybrid Funder of the Year
Shire Leasing


Innovator of the Year - award sponsored by Hampshire Trust Bank Asset Finance
Corporate Asset Solutions/ Ratesetter

Next Generation Award - award sponsored by Hampshire Trust Bank Asset Finance
WINNER - Hitachi Capital - Yasmine Bowery, from apprentice to Wholesale Funding Specialist

Commendations
Aldermore - Jonathan Crook, from graduate intake to Team LeaderLDF - Ben McPheat, from joining Data team to Senior Credit Underwriter
Metro Bank Asset Finance - Nick Damon, from commercial analyst to Lead Analyst
Tower Leasing - Stephen Jenkins, set up Direct Sales dept from scratch

Professions Champion
LDF

Vendor Specialist
Syscap

Inclusivity Champion - award sponsored by Locke Lord LLP
Metro Bank Asset Finance

Hard Assets Broker of the Year - award supported by Metro Bank Asset Finance
Midlands Asset Finance

Top Vehicles Broker of the Year - award sponsored by United Trust Bank
T & L Leasing

Local Hero Broker of the Year - award sponsored by United Trust Bank
Charles & Dean

Business Assets Broker of the Year - sponsored by Hitachi Capital Business Finance
Bluestone Leasing

Contribution to Leasing Award - sponsored by Hitachi Capital Business Finance
Bernie Skivington, British Business Bank

Legal Services to Asset Finance
Locke Lord LLP

Leasing Personality of the Year
Mike Randall, Simply Asset Finance

Editors Choice Award
AFS - Asset Finance Solutions

Finally a word to our Finalists who may have missed out on winning an Award this year , we have asked the Judges to prepare some pointers and guidance to what they look for in Award Nomination submissions . . . so armed with that knowledge, next year could be your year for a Leasing World Award!



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