Thursday 24 March 2011 The London Marriott Hotel, London
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Awards all about? The Business Moneyfacts Awards are presented at the single most important awards ceremony in the business and commercial finance calendar. Business Moneyfacts is the only industry publication to reward outstanding service levels as well as recognising product quality. Rigorous product monitoring is carried out throughout the preceding year and the community is also consulted for their feedback. The ceremony is the pinnacle of the year’s product and service advocacy. Every year the Business Moneyfacts Awards showcase a sector that continues to innovate, grow and excel. The awards are a well established highlight of the industry calender. When and where is the 2011 Awards Ceremony? Thursday 24 March, 2011 at The London Marriott Grosvenor Square between 7pm and 1am.
“Thank you for last night’s event and of course, our Award as Best Business Bank - much appreciated and we will continue to do all that we can to live up to that accolade as we go through 2010.” Steve Pateman, Head of UK Corporate and Commercial Banking Executive Committee Director, Santander UK plc
What are the categories? Broker Categories • Commercial Mortgage Broker of the Year • Bridging Finance Broker of the Year • Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year Provider Categories • Best Bridging Finance Provider • Best Service from a Bridging Finance Provider • Best Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider • Best Leasing & Asset Finance Provider • Best Service from an Asset Based Finance Provider • Best Business Motor Finance Provider • Best Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider • Best Service from a Buy-to-Let Mortgage Provider • Best Commercial Mortgage Provider • Best Service from a Commercial Mortgage Provider • Best Offshore Business Deposit Account Provider • Best Business Current Account Provider • Best Business Notice Account Provider • Best No Notice Business Deposit Account Provider NEW• Best Business Fixed Account Provider • Best Charity Account Provider
• Best Online Banking Provider • Best Business Card Provider • Best Business Protection Provider • Business Recovery Specialists • Corporate Finance Boutique • Business Product Innovation of the Year • Innovation in the SME Finance Sector • Business Bank of the Year • Best Service from a Business Bank Open to All • Outstanding Achievement Award
How are organisations shortlisted? Broker and business voting We will invite brokers and businesses to visit separate online surveys, asking each community to vote for their top product providers relating to service offering and overall product offering. The voting will open on Monday 4 October and close on Friday 12 November 2010 Electronic ‘buttons’ are available for providers to encourage their brokers and/or business customers to participate in the voting process – email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Moneyfacts data The remainder of the categories are decided using data that our researchers painstakingly gather across the industry throughout the year.
How do I find out about the finalists? Email email@example.com to register your interest – we will then send you an email as soon as the shortlists are released.
Why should we book tables? We hope that all providers have the confidence in their products to think that they can win – and who wouldn’t want to be there to pick up an award? Not only that, many organisations take the opportunity to invite key contacts, using the event as a networking and hospitality opportunity, or invite staff to the event as a reward (often booking two or more tables in the process). The 2010 event was another record breaker and we look forward to welcoming even more guests in 2011.
How do we book tables and how much does it cost? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form. The packages available are as follows: • Standard tables of 10 - £2,095 plus VAT • Premium tables of 10 - £3,495 plus VAT - including your organisation publicised as a ‘supporter’ of the event, VIP drinks reception, priority seating, premium table drinks and dedicated table hostesses to look after your guests. There will also be a finalist only package available, details of which will be communicated directly to the relevant organisations once the shortlists have been announced in December 2010.
If we should win – how can we take advantage of our success? Moneyfacts have many tools to help capitalise on the success all our winners, including Highly Commended and Commended. More details will be provided to winners soon after the ceremony, but we are happy to discuss options in advance if you wish to be prepared for success!
What should we do next? • Book your table • Ensure that your product details are always up to date • Encourage your broker contacts to enter the broker awards and to vote in the provider awards. • Be prepared for success and consider how you would utilise awards success in your year round marketing plans.
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email: email@example.com www.moneyfacts.co.uk
Published on Jun 2, 2010