2023 Winners

AwardWinnerHighly Commended

Asset Finance Provider of the Year, sponsored by LTi Technology Solutions

Time Finance

Aldermore Bank; Shire Leasing PLC

Auto Finance Provider of the Year, sponsored by Sopra Banking Software

 Mobilize Financial Services

 JBR Capital; MotoNovo Finance

Equipment Finance Provider of the Year, sponsored by NETSOL Technologies

Winner: Novuna Business Finance

Broker of the Year

Charles & Dean


Small and independent broker of the year, sponsored by Broker Zone

GTF Event Equipment Finance

Anglo Scottish Asset Finance

Lender of the year

Close Brothers Asset Finance and Simply

Metro Bank 

Professional Services Firm of the Year

Vehicle & Asset Solutions Ltd (VAS)

Excellence in Compliance, sponsored by Shoosmiths

Sarah Cunningham, Group Head of Compliance, STAR Asset Finance


Excellence in Technology, sponsored by VIP Apps Consulting

Mobilize Financial Services IS Team

Technology Development Team, Propel Finance

Best organisation to work for, sponsored by CBC Resourcing Solutions

Millbrook Business Finance Ltd (Best Broker)

Simply (Best Lender)

Aldermore Bank; Metro Bank Asset Finance

Social Award

Alfa Financial Software (Corporate winner)

Helen Lumb, Chief Financial Officer, Shire Leasing Plc (Individual winner)

Environment Award

Energy / National Accounts and ESG / Wholesale Finance – Fleet and Contracts, Close Brothers

Darren Riva, CEO, Capitas Finance Ltd

Outstanding Achievement Award

Louise McIntosh, Head of Asset Finance Operations, United Trust Bank

Jemma Gregory, Head of Customer, Strategy & Communication at BMW Group Financial Services and the EVOLVE Project Team; Robert Still, Head of Sales, Structured Asset Finance, Hampshire Trust Bank

Rising Star

Cameron Small - Managing Director Honey Asset Finance Ltd

Cara Denton, Credit and Business Analyst, Shire Leasing Plc; Essie Quinnell, Credit Underwriter, United Trust Bank; Ivan Bagaliyski, Go-to-Market Strategy Director at Solifi

CEO of the Year, sponsored by Alfa

Giacomo Carelli, CEO, CA Auto Bank (Auto Financial Services CEO of the Year)

Tim Albertsen, CEO, ALD (Fleet Operator CEO of the Year)


Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Alfa

Bruce Nelson, Compass Business Finance Ltd


AF50 Annual Survey Awards 2023


Leading Lender

Lombard, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Close Brothers, Novuna


Highest Climber

Propel Finance, United Trust Bank, Simply, Haydock Finance

Fastest Growing Lender (%)

Propel Finance


Fastest Sustained Growth (%)


Fastest Growing Lender (£)

BNP Paribas

Highest ranked new entrant into listing

Allica Bank