Awards Dinner

The Credit Excellence Awards, in association with Hoist Finance, have established themselves as a real judge of excellence in the industry, as applicants compete to win one of only eight awards and to be on a finalists’ shortlist of only three.

With a reception area and dining facilities overlooking Tower Bridge and the River Thames, the Guoman Tower Hotel offers the perfect climax to a day of learning and networking, allowing you to meet and network with your peers in a relaxed environment.

The Credit Excellence Awards are unique because applications for each category are open to the whole range of the industry in those sectors. So you can apply if you are an individual credit professional, a team, a consumer or commercial creditor, a supplier company, or a product.

Each Credit Excellence Award is rigorously judged by an independent panel of experts in that field. So applicants must be prepared to give significant amounts of relevant information to support their application. They must also be ready, if asked, to come before the judges so that they can ask questions face to face.

2017’s Winners, Highly Commended, and Finalists

Newcomer
• Winner: Bottomline Technologies
• FB Collections
• Themis Global
• Andromeda

Commercial
• Winner: Ian Williams
• Highly Commended: Credit Control Department, European Metal Recycling
• Alphabet (GB)

Compliance
• Winner: Ascent Performance Group Conduct & Risk Team
• Highly Commended: Credit Control Department, European Metal Recycling
• ZZPS

Legal & Enforcement
• Winner: Shakespeare Martineau – Debt Recovery Team
• Moriarty Law
• Debt Recovery/Commercial Dispute Resolution Team at Flint Bishop

Risk
• Winner: Alphabet (GB)
• Cedar Rose International Services
• CoCredo Sales and Support Team

International & Export
• Winner: Cedar Rose International Services
• Oakam
• April Versace, credit & collections manager, John A. Steer Company

Collections
• Winner: Debt Recovery/Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, Flint Bishop
• Highly Commended: MyJar
• HM Revenue & Customs Debt Management Telephone Centre, Livingston

Contribution
• Winner: London Institute of Banking & Finance – Certificate in Consumer Debt Collection
• Highly Commended: Assetz Capital
• High Court Enforcement Group
• Bottomline Technologies

Charity Auction

Each year, during the Awards Dinner, we hold a charity auction, which, in 2017, raised over £5,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

The Winners From 2016

Newcomer to the Credit Industry
Winner: Chloe Lawton, SIG Distribution Collections

Commercial Credit Management
Winner: Credit Team at Ian Williams
Highly commended: Tinubu Square

Compliance
Compliance Team at Cabot Credit Management

Legal & Enforcement
Winner: Rachael Withers, BW Legal
Highly commended: Shakespeare Martineau

Risk, Data and Fraud Prevention
Winner: Hello Soda

Export & International
Winner: Cedar Rose International

Collections
Winner: Funding Circle

Contribution to the Credit Industry
Winner: Gareth Hughes, chief executive, Marston Holdings
Highly commended: Jon Elwes, former head of business development, Money Advice Trust