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Guy Tolhurst argues the need to celebrate the companies who lend to SMEs and to recognise the impact that growth finance has on businesses up and down the country.
Guy Tolhurst is an entrepreneur, author and small business champion. He runs three small businesses that help investment to flow into growing companies, and this year will host the first Growth Finance Awards, celebrating the lenders that offer ‘more than finance’ to SMEs.
A comprehensive list of all finalists for the inaugural 2019 Growth Finance Awards has now been unveiled, with peer-to-peer lenders competing in a number of categories.
OakNorth, Tandem Bank, Redwood Bank and Wyelands Bank have been shortlisted as the best challenger banks in the inaugural Growth Finance Awards. The winner will be unveiled in front of 400 guests at a black-tie dinner hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 11 September.
PEER-TO-PEER lenders have been selected as finalists in a number of categories at the first-ever Growth Finance Awards, which celebrate the finance providers supporting growing businesses in the UK. These lenders provided £79.7bn in funding to growing businesses last year, helping them to expand, boost productivity and create new jobs.