Close Brothers Asset Finance has been awarded ‘Best Business Motor Finance Provider’ at the 2013 Business Moneyfacts Awards, which was held on 21st March in the Lancaster Hotel, London.
The event, which is one of the largest business finance award ceremonies in the UK, aims to reward and celebrate those in the business and commercial banking sector that continue to champion competition and innovation.
The team at Close Brothers Asset Finance warded off stiff competition from some of the biggest names in the industry to take the trophy, including Santander Asset Finance and Arval.
Judges commented upon the ability of Close Brothers Asset Finance to provide finance for commercial vehicles of every description. They were impressed with the breadth of the product range and fair pricing structures. Finally, they said that Close Brothers’ flexible approach and specialist expertise in hire purchase and finance leasing options in particular merited praise.
Chief Executive of Close Brothers Asset Finance, Mike Randall, said: “Being awarded Best Motor Finance Provider in the UK is a fantastic accolade, particularly since we have been nominated by our customers and brokers. It’s a testament to the hard work of the commercial vehicle and transport teams and to the quality of our products.
“The last 12 months have seen our Corporate Transport Team focus on providing funding on a large scale, facilitating multi-million pound transactions for some of the UK’s largest transport firms.
“Meanwhile, the Transport and Logistics Division has continued to write deals for most types of transport, including HGVs, LCVs, coaches, trailers and trucks.
“At the heart of our success is our team of specialists. They understand the pressures facing the transport industry and have committed to working alongside businesses of all sizes to offer them innovative, tailored funding solutions. Winning an award of this nature lets us know that our relationship-based approach is working,” he added.