The Growth Finance Awards launched this year in order to celebrate the companies providing 'more than finance' to the UK’s growing businesses. All winners were revealed yesterday at an exclusive black-tie dinner hosted by Claudia Winkleman for over 300 guests at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. It was first event of its kind, celebrating the innovative organisations breathing optimism into all regions of the UK by helping ambitious SMEs to scale new heights.
We are delighted to announce that we won the Growth Finance Provider of the Year Award, which recognizes an exemplary company that has a clear and demonstrable focus on delivering ‘more than finance’ to its customers. At Fleximize, providing 'more than finance' has been at the heart of our core offering since the business' launch in 2014. Over the years, we've specifically introduced several initiatives, tools, and services to help ensure that the small businesses we work with have all the support they need to prosper.
Earlier this year, we launched our member offers initiative to offer the businesses we work with a selection of exclusive discounts on tools and services that could benefit both their personal and business lives. Similarly, we launched our Rate Comparison Tool in 2017 as part of a wider initiative to bring transparency to the market. Built bespoke in-house, the award-winning tool allows business owners to compare business loan quotes that are based on different rates, ensuring SMEs have a quick and easy way to check that they’re getting the best funding deal possible - whether that’s a Fleximize product or not.
As such, winning the Growth Finance Provider award is an achievement that ties in closely with the wider work we do to ensure the UK's SMEs thrive. Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, the company behind the awards, explains: “We launched the Growth Finance Awards in order to recognize the champions of small business finance. We’re celebrating the companies who are playing a vital role in the UK’s start-up and scale-up up ecosystem, championing and providing finance so that SMEs can realize their growth ambitions and reach their full potential.
“Congratulations to all of the winners across all the categories. Just to be recognized as a finalist is a great achievement itself, but to take home a prize is a truly impressive accolade. I look forward to next year’s event and continuing to educate growing businesses about the wide variety of financial options that are available to them.”