• Winners, runners up and ones to watch announced across 15 categories in the Growth Finance Awards
  • Prizes have been awarded at the inaugural event at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, hosted by Claudia Winkleman


All the Winners, Runners Up and Ones to Watch have been announced in the first-ever Growth Finance Awards ceremony.

The UK’s top providers of growth finance were celebrated across 15 categories of awards in a black-tie event celebrating the wide range of financial options available to SMEs. By innovating their customer offering and providing advice and guidance, these lenders make every penny count. With the capital they provide, more entrepreneurs across the UK can realise their ambitions and achieve their potential.

The Growth Finance Awards launched this year in order to celebrate the companies providing “more than finance” to the UK’s growing businesses. It’s the first event of its kind, celebrating the innovative organisations breathing optimism into all regions of the UK by helping ambitious SMEs to scale new heights. These growth champions provide the vital capital inflows – around £79.7 billion last year – that help thousands of businesses to scale-up, boost productivity and create new jobs up and down the country.

All winners were revealed yesterday at an exclusive black-tie dinner hosted by Claudia Winkleman for over 300 guests at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

“We launched the Growth Finance Awards in order to recognise the champions of small business finance. We’re celebrating the companies who are playing a vital role in the UK’s start-up and scale-up up ecosystem, championing and providing finance so that SMEs can realise their growth ambitions and reach their full potential,” says Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, the company behind the awards.

He adds: “Congratulations to all of the winners across all the categories. Just to be recognised as a finalist is a great achievement itself, but to take home a prize is a truly impressive accolade. I look forward to next year’s event and continuing to educate growing businesses about the wide variety of financial options that are available to them.”

With thanks to the Growth Finance Awards’ sponsors who made the event possible:


The British Business Bank





Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: Henry Howard Finance

Runner up: Funding Options

One to watch: Barclays High Growth

Best Customer Experience

Winner: Barclays Eagle Labs

Runner up: Just Cashflow

One to watch: Growthdeck

Best Place to Work

Winner: Growthdeck

Runner up: Redwood Bank

One to watch: Henry Howard Finance

Best Use of Technology

Winner: Tide

Runner up: Simply

One to watch: Henry Howard Finance

Innovative Product of the Year

Winner: Innovate UK

Runner up: Archover

One to watch: Tide

Best Fund Manager

Winner: Downing

Runner up: CORDET

One to watch: Triple Point

Best P2P Business Lender

Winner: LendingCrowd

Runner up: Kuflink

One to watch: Crowd2Fund

Specialist Lender of the Year

Winner: Triple Point

Runner up: Downing

One to watch: Woodsford RxBridge

Venture Debt Provider of the Year

Winner: Columbia Lake Partners

Runner up: Barclays High Growth

One to watch: Shawbrook Bank

Best Invoice Finance Provider

Winner: Ultimate Finance

Runner up: Satago

One to watch: Banking Circle

Best Challenger Bank

Winner: OakNorth Bank

Runner up: Tandem

One to watch: Redwood Bank

Digital Lender of the Year

Winner: Capital on Tap

Runner up: TradeRiver

One to watch: CORDET

Direct Lending Platform of the Year

Winner: TradeRiver

Runner up: Invocap

One to watch: 365 Business Finance

Growth Finance Provider of the Year

Winner: Fleximize

Runner up: Paypal

One to watch: Columbia Lake Partners

Business Growth Enabler

Winner: Capital on Tap

Runner up: Triple Point

One to watch: Nucleus Commercial Finance


For further information please visit growthfinanceawards.com

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