Wales Business Insider has named Henry Howard Finance (HHF) in the shortlist for the Alternative Finance Provider of the Year category of its annual Dealmakers Awards 2017.
The Awards, which take place on Thursday 28 September at the Marriot Hotel in Cardiff, champions the impressive deals signed by Welsh businesses throughout the year and applauds the hard work of the nation’s top financial firms. The 2017 Awards are also set to celebrate a bumper year for the Welsh deal-making community, following a reported increase in the number of buyouts, acquisitions and funding deals.
Delighted to be shortlisted
Mark Crook, group chief executive officer of Henry Howard Finance, said: “This is among one of many award nominations and wins HHF has received in the past 12 months, and is testament to the excellent work our teams put in on a daily basis. It’s always great to be recognised by leading industry bodies and we’re delighted to have been shortlisted.
“In the past year, HHF has provided an ever increasing number of asset finance deals for businesses across Wales and the UK – growth which was reflected in our 65% increase in lending compared to the previous year. Businesses are becoming more aware of the benefits of using alternative funding solutions and we’re proud to support SMEs with all types of financing needs. The HHF group now offer a range of products, including peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and bespoke fintech solutions – in addition to asset finance, invoice discounting, commercial property and retail equipment finance.
“Good luck to all shortlisted – we look forward to the ceremony in September.”
Henry Howard Finance is no stranger to success – this year, the firm was given the title of Finance Monthly Game Changer 2017, an award that focusses on the achievements of fast-growing and innovative British businesses. Mark Crook was named among a number of influential businessmen and women in Finance Monthly’s CEO Awards and Mark Burn, HHF’s group finance director, scooped the title of IoD Wales Director of the Year, after his efforts to establish the firm as one the UK’s leading finance providers to the SME sector.
Henry Howard Finance is one of the UK’s leading business finance providers for SMEs, supporting more than 20,000 UK businesses across a variety of sectors. For more information on how we can help you equip your business, call 01633 439 589 or visit our Talk to Us page.