Herts challenger bank recognised by major awards programme

14/10/2019 09:00:00
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A dynamic challenger bank has been recognised, by a major industry awards programme, in two categories.

Redwood Bank, head quartered in Hertfordshire, was tipped as ‘one to watch’ in the Best Challenger Bank category at this year’s Growth Finance Awards. It was also a runner up for the Best Place to Work prize.

A total of 18 awards were presented at the glitzy black-tie dinner that took place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on Wednesday, September 11.
The awards were developed to recognise the champions of small business finance and to celebrate the companies playing a vital role in the UK’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem.


Left to right : Andrew Doherty (Credit Operations Officer), John Hall (Business Development Manager), Nicola Blake (Business Development Officer), Jonathan Rowland (Co-Founder), Gary Wilkinson (CEO), Jessica Ribbans (Marketing Coordinator), Graham Reynolds (Chief Development Officer), Dale Babb (Risk Manager) and Katherine Gould (Credit Support Officer).


Redwood’s CEO and Co-Founder Gary Wilkinson said, "Our customers are at the forefront of everything that we do, so it's always an honour to be shortlisted for industry awards, because it proves we're going above and beyond what is expected of us.

"Being part of the very first Growth Finance Awards was a huge honour and we're very proud to have been a runner up and tipped as 'one to watch'."

Redwood continues to attract award nominations, with the challenger bank having just been shortlisted in the Specialist Lender of the Year category at the 2019 NACFB Awards.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday, November 28 at the Westminster Park Plaza.  

Redwood Bank celebrated its second birthday in August and was recently named Challenger Bank of the Year and SME Bank of the Year, whilst Redwood’s CEO, Gary Wilkinson, was also named Gamechanger of the Year at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2019.

Since its inception in 2017, Redwood Bank has invested heavily in technology, people and service, ensuring every customer’s experience is secure, fast and easy.
The Bank has continued to thrive, and 2018 was a bumper year for the team which was recognised at the Banking Technology awards and the Savings Champion Awards.
For further information, visit www.redwoodbank.co.uk.


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Redwood Bank was launched in August 2017, becoming Britain’s newest business bank for SMEs and completing its ‘mobilisation’ phase just over four months after securing its initial banking licence in April 2017. Redwood Bank offers secured SME mortgages for business owners, as well as for experienced commercial and residential property investors. It delivers fast and efficient mortgage decisions to help their business customers seize property opportunities and also offers competitive business savings accounts. Redwood Bank was founded by Jonathan Rowland and Gary Wilkinson. It has a unique private-public ownership structure in which Warrington Borough Council has a one-third stake.