Below is a short guide to explain why The British Specialist Lending Awards is the leading awards scheme in the specialist sector.
Anyone can win: The British Specialist Lending Awards are all about brilliant people, not companies. 19 out of the 22 winners in 2020 were different to the previous year. And our different winners are many and varied - of the 62 finalists in 2020, there were 41 different firms represented.
Robust and transparent judging process: Our judging panel is made up of industry experts who know the specialist market inside out – they are the people in the best position to choose our outstanding winners from a shortlist of three. Judges do not vote in any categories where they have a conflict of interest.
You can’t buy a British Specialist Lending Award: Sponsors don’t get any privileges, it’s a completely even playing field and up to you to stand out.
No friends, no family: The Specialist Lending Awards are industry voted awards. Business partners & Associates, Business relationships & colleagues are the only votes which count. Any nominations from outside the industry are removed from the nominations list. This also includes consumer clients where applicable.
Biggest is not always best (but sometimes it is): The number of nominations accepted from within a nominated company is capped at 20, so everyone has the chance to compete, not just the big firms.
Help us to help you: You need to campaign for nominations if you want to be a finalist – we can create marketing material for you to promote your entry over email and social media. Just get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll create everything for you.