Awards Dinner

New date, new venue, new awards – but the same standards of excellence!

The Credit Excellence Awards, in association with Qualco, have established themselves as a real judge of excellence in the industry, as applicants compete to be on a finalists’ shortlist of only three.

The Credit Excellence Awards are unique because applications for each category are open to the whole range of the industry in those sectors. So you can apply if you are an individual credit professional, a team, a consumer or commercial creditor, a supplier company, or a product. It is completely free to enter, and each award is judged by a unique panel of three industry experts.

Now, in 2018, for the first time, we will have 10 awards, with the addition of:

  • The Credit Excellence Awards for the Best Use of Technology.
  • The Credit Excellence Award for Alternative Lender of the Year.

To be with all the finalists and winners at this year’s outstanding Credit Excellence Awards Dinner, please contact Stephen Kiely at

2018’s Winners and Finalists

Alternative Lender of the Year – Winner: Scotcash CIC

  • Lender Amigo Loans
  • Scotcash CIC
  • Sapphire Lending

Collections – Winner: Opos

  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Opos
  • LGSS

Compliance – Winner: SmartCredit

  • SmartCredit
  • United Utilities
  • ZZPS

Commercial Credit and Collections – Winner: European Metal Recycling

  • Centaur Media
  • Ian Williams
  • European Metal Recycling

Export & International – Winner: Talkingtech

  • Talkingtech
  • FICO
  • High Radius

Legal and Enforcement – Winner: Mortimer Clarke Solicitors

  • Ascent Performance Group
  • Mortimer Clarke Solicitors
  • Shoosmiths

Newcomer to the Industry – Winner: Turnkey Lender

  • Invictus Risk Solutions LLP
  • Turnkey Lender
  • High Court Enforcement Group’s Remote Bailiff app

Risk and Fraud – Winner: Maistro

  • CoCredo
  • JMAC
  • Maistro

Best Use of Technology – Winner: Cabot Credit Management and Callminer

  • Arvato Financial Solutions
  • Cabot Credit Management and Callminer
  • Shop Direct and Webio

Contribution to the Industry – Winner: Katherine Bailey, Valor Hospitality Europe

  • Katherine Bailey, Valor Hospitality Europe
  • Mike Segall
  • William Rigby, Robert Walters


The Finalists and Winners From 2017

• Winner: Bottomline Technologies
• FB Collections
• Themis Global
• Andromeda

• Winner: Ian Williams
• Highly Commended: Credit Control Department, European Metal Recycling
• Alphabet (GB)

• Winner: Ascent Performance Group Conduct & Risk Team
• Highly Commended: Credit Control Department, European Metal Recycling

Legal & Enforcement
• Winner: Shakespeare Martineau – Debt Recovery Team
• Moriarty Law
• Debt Recovery/Commercial Dispute Resolution Team at Flint Bishop

• Winner: Alphabet (GB)
• Cedar Rose International Services
• CoCredo Sales and Support Team

International & Export
• Winner: Cedar Rose International Services
• Oakam
• April Versace, credit & collections manager, John A. Steer Company

• Winner: Debt Recovery/Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, Flint Bishop
• Highly Commended: MyJar
• HM Revenue & Customs Debt Management Telephone Centre, Livingston

• Winner: London Institute of Banking & Finance – Certificate in Consumer Debt Collection
• Highly Commended: Assetz Capital
• High Court Enforcement Group
• Bottomline Technologies


The Winners From 2016

Newcomer to the Credit Industry
Winner: Chloe Lawton, SIG Distribution Collections

Commercial Credit Management
Winner: Credit Team at Ian Williams
Highly commended: Tinubu Square

Compliance Team at Cabot Credit Management

Legal & Enforcement
Winner: Rachael Withers, BW Legal
Highly commended: Shakespeare Martineau

Risk, Data and Fraud Prevention
Winner: Hello Soda

Export & International
Winner: Cedar Rose International

Winner: Funding Circle

Contribution to the Credit Industry
Winner: Marston Holdings
Highly commended: Jon Elwes, former head of business development, Money Advice Trust