Business Enabler of the Year 2017

21 NOVEMBER 2017

Close Brothers Retail Finance wins Business Enabler of the Year at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, London

Business Enabler of the Year 2017

Close Brothers Retail Finance has been awarded the prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Award 2017 for the Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler of the Year.

Now in its 16th year, the annual awards took place Tuesday evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Labelled the ‘Oscars’ of British business, the awards celebrated large private and public companies through to start-ups and established SMEs. This year’s awards included an inspiring speech from multiple Olympic, World and European champion Sir Mo Farah, who was the headline speaker at the event. 

Close Brothers Retail Finance was awarded The Business Enabler of the Year award which recognises organisations that help businesses increase profitability by improving efficiency, developing talent and implementing innovation. More than this, it recognises the impact of ‘enablers’ that offer value beyond support products and services. 

The judges at the National Business Awards said:

"The team at Close Brothers Retail Finance conceived and delivered an innovative solutions that helped retailers improve revenues and profits by making products more accessible without sacrificing lending standards. The team demonstrated great commitment to their retail partners' success through creative financing solution and excellent client support, achieving strong growth for the company and its' clients."

Alex Marsh, Managing Director at Close Brothers Retail Finance, said:  

“ We are honoured to have won this prestigious business award, in a category which really highlights our passion to help retailers grow. It’s incredibly special to be recognised by such influential judges as a true enabler of British Business. We‘re very proud to champion specialist retailers and we will continue to focus on helping UK retailers unlock growth in challenging market conditions.”

In another win this week, Close Brothers Retail Finance was also awarded Best Online Payments Solution at the 2017 Payments Awards last night. These awards recognise cards and payments excellence and innovation and are organised by FStech and Retail Systems. Those shortlisted in the category were Amazon Pay, Digital River, Ingenico ePayments and SafeCharge

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