Credit Today Awards winners
Last evening leading figures from the credit industry gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, for the Credit Today Awards. The awards promote best practice across the industry and attract professionals from around the country.
The event followed an intense judging process that whittled down more than 180 entries to the final list of winners. The judging panel was made up of fifteen experts from diverse ends of the credit industry.
Among those honoured was Yvonne MacDermid, chief executive of Money Advice Scotland. She took home the Martin Williams award for outstanding contribution to the credit industry. The award was renamed this year in honour of the highly respected former Graydon executive.
Graydon attended the event, Colin Wrigley, Graydon's Head of Client Relationship Management, said, "We had a great evening. We were well supported by some important customers and potential customers who we got to know and understand much better. We thoroughly enjoyed their company."
Congratulations to the winners:
Commercial Collector of the Year: Jonathan Gibson, Advantis Credit
Consumer Collector of the Year: Claire Routh, Swiftcover.com / AXA Personal Lines
Consumer Credit Manager of the Year: Kerry Hodgetts, Apex Credit Management
Commercial Credit Manager of the Year: Amanda Evans, Royal Bank of Scotland
Fraud Prevention Team of the Year: Capital One
Credit Risk Team of the Year: Tesco Bank
Debt Counsellor of the Year: Patricia Cassidy, StepChange Debt Charity
Rising Star Award: Daniel Bennett, Shoosmiths
Asset Finance Firm of the Year: Aldermore
Litigation Team of the Year: Optima Legal
Responsible Lender of the Year: My Home Finance
Credit Marketing Campaign of the Year: TDX Group - HeliX
Best Use of Technology - In-house:SmartCredit
Best Use of Technology - Third Party Suppliers:Zinc Group
Alternative Lender of the Year -Commercial:Funding Circle
Alternative Lender of the Year - Consumer:RateSetter
The Martin Williams Awards for Contribution to the Credit Industry: Yvonne MacDermid, Money Advice Scotland
Treating Customers Fairly Award - In-house:Nationwide
Treating Customers Fairly Award - Third Party Suppliers: Fredrickson International
Consumer Credit Team of the Year - In-house:Royal Bank of Scotland
Consumer Credit Team of the Year - Third Party Suppliers: 1st Credit
Commercial Credit Team of the Year - Utilities Sector: British Gas Business, corporate credit management
Commercial Credit Team of the Year - Other Sectors: Mishcon de Reya Solicitors