Over 750 people attended the NACFB’s record-breaking Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday November 28th 2019, rounding off a bumper year for the Association in both grandeur and style.

A selection of photos from the evening will be posted here shortly, or you can see a selection of photos posted socially by tracking the event hastag #NACFBGala and #NACFBAwards

The NACFB Awards Ceremony provides an annual opportunity for the Association’s brokers to recognise Patron lenders. What makes the NACFB Awards Ceremony different from others in the industry is that there is no fixed shortlist, so there can often be unexpected results from the voting. 

The full 2019 NACFB Awards roll of honour is…


Soft Asset Provider of the Year –  Sponsored by Asset Finance Solutions

Winner: Investec Asset Finance 


Hard Asset Provider of the Year –  Sponsored by Asset Finance Solutions

Winner: Aldermore


Motor Finance Provider of the Year

Winner: Black Horse


Factor & Invoice Discounter of the Year – Sponsored by Goodman Corporate Finance

Winner: Bibby Financial Services


Unsecured Lender of the YearSponsored by Synergy Commercial Finance 

Winner: Funding Circle


Short-term Lender of the YearSponsored by Commercial Mortgage Solutions

Winner: Shawbrook Bank


Specialist Lender of the Year 

Winner: LendInvest


Most Innovative Lender of the Year

Winner: Esme Loans


Development Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Stonehouse Property Finance

Winner: Aldermore


Buy-to-Let Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Mortgages for Business

Winner: LendInvest


Commercial Mortgage Lender of the Year – Sponsored by Commercial Finance Brokers UK

Winner: Lloyds Bank 


Business Bank of the Year – Sponsored by White Rose Finance

Winner: NatWest


Rising Star Winner

Winner: Kim McGinley of VIBE Finance 


NACFB Patron of the Year: Sponsored by Watts Commercial 

Winner: Aldermore


Association announces CLIC Sargent as inaugural charity partner

Tie-up sees the NACFB seek to help improve the lives of children and their families impacted cancer

The Board of the NACFB have selected CLIC Sargent, the leading children’s cancer charity, as the Association’s new charity partner.

The partnership, which started on 1st October 2019, will last for one year and will see fundraising activities take place to support the UK charity’s work at the Gala Dinner and Commercial Finance Expo as well as at regional events and at our Eastcheap headquarters.

The NACFB team have set themselves the ambitious target of raising £30,000 towards the charity’s efforts over the next twelve months.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. Its care teams provide specialist support across the UK.

The charity supports people from diagnosis onwards and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

The charity also undertakes research into the impact of cancer on children and young people. It uses this evidence to raise awareness and to seek to influence government and policymakers, and those who provide public services across the UK.

Commenting on the partnership Graham Toy, NACFB chief executive, said: “This is a really worthy new partnership and we are delighted to be supporting CLIC Sargent in 2020.

“CLIC Sargent’s aim is for everyone under 25 with cancer, and their families, to receive the support and help they need during their treatment and beyond, including bereaved families living with emotional pain.”

Paul Goodman, chairperson of the NACFB, recognised the challenging work CLIC Sargent undertakes: “There are few occasions more devasting than witnessing a child bravely battle the terrors of cancer.

“CLIC Sargent is a wonderful charity that provides direct care to those suffering, this includes compassion and understanding for the parents who fight the disease alongside their child.”

Helen Lam, CLIC Sargent Fundraising Engagement Manager said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the NACFB and that they have joined the fight to support children and young people with cancer. We can’t wait for the year ahead and to work closely together to ensure that children and young people with cancer, thrive not just survive.”

You can find out more about the NACFB’s chosen charity partner via

Alternatively, you can donate directly via our JustGiving page