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Over 350 guests will be attending Asset Finance Connect’s Summer Awards evening which takes place on July 13th at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London. The evening will celebrate the best and brightest in the industry with delegates flying in from afar afield as India and the US.

“This will be the largest summer gathering of the asset finance industry. A great way to celebrate our innovation, a great way to celebrate before everyone disappears on holiday” said Edward Peck, CEO of Asset Finance Connect. “We’re really looking forward to it”.

These awards are our industry’s opportunity to get together to celebrate innovation and best practice in the auto and equipment finance sectors. Now in their seventh year, the awards recognise outstanding contributions by companies and individuals, highlighting how technology is being used to create new business opportunities and transform daily life.

There are 19 awards in total, grouped into four categories: innovation and development; strategy and governance; company excellence; and personal achievement.

31 finalists have been revealed:

Acquis Data Services
Aldermore Bank
Black Horse
Bluestone Motor Finance
BMW Group Financial Services
Capitas Finance
Charles and Dean
Close Brothers Asset Finance
CSI Leasing
Digital Innk
Fairown Finance
FCA Bank
JCB Finance Ltd
Lloyds Banking Group
MotoNovo Finance
Nitrogen Supply Co / linx4
Novuna Business Finance
Propel Finance
RCI Bank UK Ltd
Rigby Capital Europe
Shire Leasing PLC
Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Tomorrow's Journey
United Trust Bank

As well as long-established awards, such as CEO of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement award, there are a number of new categories, reflecting developing trends in areas like mobility services, the Internet of Things (IOT) and environmental, social and governance.

The awards are assessed and voted on by an independent panel of industry experts, and are designed to showcase the very best in asset finance, and to acknowledge those organisations and leaders who have committed to making a real change.

Asset Finance Connect Summer Awards follows hard on the heels of Asset Finance Connect UK Summer Conference which won record net promoter scores, winning widespread acknowledgement for its cutting edge content. One senior representative from the industry told AFC they thought it the best event the industry had ever had. Watch the summary video below.