NACFB Industry Awards 2008:The winners are announced

The ceremony was held at the end of a glittering evening of entertainment, with music from operatic trio, Elysium Divas, and comedy from award winning comedian, Rod Woodward. The winners were nominated by NACFB members in its annual survey.

Chief executive of the Association, Adam Tyler, said: “It’s been a very difficult year and it was so pleasing to see so many lenders and brokers at our Gala Dinner. The afternoon conference was a real success and a great panel discussion lifted the mood with some upbeat comments on 2009, which set the tone for a really enjoyable evening. We even had some of our Patron colleagues who are still unable to lend in attendance, and it gave everyone a real boost for what could be another difficult year.”

Nominations in alphabetical order:

Business Bank of the year


Barclays Bank


Lloyds TSB (Winner)


Royal Bank of Scotland

Vehicle finance Provider of the year

Alphera Financial Services


ECF Asset Finance Plc

ING Car Lease

Lombard (Winner)


Commercial Mortgage Lender of the Year


Barclays Bank

Lloyds TSB (Winner)


Norwich & Peterborough BS

Royal Bank of Scotland

Buy-to-let Mortgage Provider of the Year

Bank of Ireland Mortgages

BM Solutions (Winner)

Bristol & West Mortgages

CHL Mortgages

Mortgage Express

The Mortgage Business

Lessor of the Year

Bibby Asset Finance Limited

Davenham Trust Plc

ING Lease (UK) Limited (Winner)


State Securities Plc


Short Term Funder of the Year

Affirmative Finance Ltd

Cheval Property Finance Plc

Davenham Property Finance

Excel Securities Plc

Link Lending (Winner)

Tiuta Plc

Factoring/Invoice Discounter of the Year

Ashley Commercial Finance

Bibby Financial Services (Winner)

Cattles Invoice Finance Limited

Close Invoice Finance Limited

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance

Venture Finance Plc

Specialist Lender of the Year

Base Commercial Mortgages

Commercial First

Davenham Group Plc (Winner)

Devon & Cornwall Securities

Lancashire Mortgage Corporation

Salt Commercial