As main sponsor, Shawbrook will be working with NACFB to grow its profile and influence.
Adam Tyler, chief executive officer of the NACFB, said: “2014 promises to be a great year for NACFB and its members. As well as continuing to guide and support our members, we’ll be shouting louder than ever to ensure the wider business community – from government stakeholders to SMEs themselves – knows and understands the crucial role NACFB brokers can play in accessing finance.
“With Shawbrook as our sponsor we look forward to raising the profile and standards of the industry even further.”
The bank will be present at NACFB’s events during the year and will be closely involved in its broker training initiatives.
It will play a key role in supporting NACFB’s extensive programme of seminars, which are intended to help its members keep abreast of developments in the market and ensure that they are working to the highest industry standards.
Shawbrook’s Commercial Mortgages and Asset Finance divisions has been working with NACFB brokers since the bank’s launch in 2011.
Stephen Johnson, managing director of commercial mortgages at Shawbrook Bank, said: “Being chosen as the lead sponsor of the NACFB this year is an opportunity for us at Shawbrook to demonstrate just how committed we are to the commercial intermediary market.
“The financial services sector is undergoing fundamental regulatory change and this will present challenges to the commercial finance industry. We will be working side by side with the association to ensure we have a sustainable and thriving industry that benefits its members and supporting patrons.”