NACFB Patron Awards opens for entries

More than 150 lenders invited to submit entries across 15 categories

The NACFB’s annual Patron Awards & Gala Dinner has opened for entries as the trade body seeks to celebrate the success of collaboration and recognise commercial lending excellence.

This year’s awards

The awards – open exclusively to NACFB Patrons – are completely free to enter and lenders are invited to submit written entries in as many of the 15 available categories. The deadline for all entries is Friday 26th August.

The 15 categories for the 2022 NACFB Patron Awards are:

  • Asset Finance Provider of the Year
  • BDM Team of the Year 
  • Business Bank of the Year
  • Buy-to-Let Lender of the Year
  • Commercial Mortgage Lender of the Year 
  • Deal of the Year
  • Development Lender of the Year
  • Factor & Invoice Discounter of the Year
  • Industry Supplier of the Year
  • Most Innovative Lender of the Year 
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Short Term Lender of the Year  
  • Socially Responsible Lender of the Year
  • Specialist Lender of the Year  
  • Unsecured Funder of the Year

NACFB Patrons are asked to submit a written justification of no more than 300-words for each of the categories they wish to enter. The winners will be selected based upon votes from NACFB Members combined with the feedback of an independent judging panel.

The ceremony

NACFB Patrons are invited to join hundreds of their industry colleagues at the Westminster Park Plaza on Thursday 24th November 2022, where the winners will be announced.

Early bird tickets can now be purchased at £310+VAT per person (£3,100+VAT per table of ten) for NACFB Patrons, before rising to £325+VAT per person for Patrons after Monday 26th September. Non-Patrons can attend at a price of £400+VAT per person.

The evening will include a welcome drinks reception, three-course dinner, a seat at the awards ceremony, entertainment, music, and dancing until the small hours.

Full details including categories, submission forms, judging criteria, how to submit an entry, and how to purchase tickets for the live ceremony can be found via


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