Specialist lender Together is celebrating after winning two awards at the inaugural Specialist Finance Introducer Awards.
Together was named Bridging Lender of the Year, whilst Marc Goldberg, commercial CEO, won a special Service to the Industry Award, acknowledging his longstanding contribution to the specialist finance sector.
The awards recognise and reward the best in the UK specialist finance sector, a market which is growing rapidly in response to the increasing demand for alternatives to the traditional funding routes.
Speaking of the win, commercial CEO Marc Goldberg said: “It’s a real privilege to receive this award and I want to thank all those who voted for me, and the judges who recognised my dedication to this industry. I joined Together over 25 years ago and have watched the specialist finance sector evolve and grow, alongside the expansion of our business at Together, and I remain as passionate today as I was when I started out.
“I’m also delighted that Together has been named Bridging Lender of the Year. We’ve had a great year for bridging, with new lending up nearly 40% on the previous year, at a total of £586.8 million for the 12 months to 30 June 2016. This is thanks to the hard work of our committed colleagues, who are known for their high standards of service, working to tight turnarounds and going the extra mile to deliver the best outcome for the customer.
“I owe a huge thank you, for both these accolades, to our network of brokers, who have helped Together become the success it is today. Their continued support has been a major factor in our growth and is very much appreciated.
“The future looks bright for Together, having recently announced record annual lending results for the group, reaching £1bn for the first time in our 42 year history, and we’ve got exciting plans for further growth. I’m certainly looking forward to the next chapter. It’s a business, and an industry, that I’m proud to be part of.”
Together’s product offering includes bridging finance, auction finance, residential, buy-to-let and commercial mortgages and secured loans, and its loan book currently stands at in excess of £1.8 billion.