The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) has won both the prestigious ‘Event of the Year’ and ‘Publication of the Year’ at the Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice awards 2019.
The NACFB, the UK’s largest independent and not-for-profit trade body for commercial finance intermediaries, was recognised for both its flagship Commercial Finance Expo event and in-house membership magazine, Commercial Broker.
The annual TAF awards, held at County Hall in London, is formally supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, recognises, rewards and promotes best practice amongst trade bodies in the UK.
The Association saw off competition from over 300 UK trade bodies to take home both awards, and was also highly commended in the ‘Good Governance’ category; with judges praising efforts to enhance the processes, documentation and cultures that the trade body operates under ‘from the ground up’.
Graham Toy, Chief Executive of the NACFB, said: “These awards embrace two vitally important engagement platforms and are a testimony to the professionalism of the whole team who are passionate about continually raising the bar for the benefit of our Members.”
Paul Goodman, Chair of the NACFB, commented: “To have third-party endorsement and acknowledgement of the efforts we have been making to improve the membership experience is vitally important.
“Our annual expo in Birmingham – and the refreshed Commercial Broker magazine – are just two of the many ways that we are striving to be the professional association of choice for all UK commercial finance brokers,” Paul added.
The awards come less than a month after the Association staged its largest ever Expo at the NEC in Birmingham; at which it gave away copies of its new-look monthly magazine.