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Just seven weeks to go till our 10th Awards Dinner



This year will be the first time the Leasing World Awards Ceremony has hosted 300 people. It is going to be a full house at the Hilton London Bankside (2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG).

One of the most coveted awards we hand out is Broker of the Year. Most of our past broker champions have caught the eye of an investor so we really regard this award as a good step on the stairway to success. In other categories, we give awards in niches that aren’t usually recognised... Block Funder of the Year or Top PE Lessor, for example.

To ensure it’s an open race, we've deliberately kept the criteria as much qualitative as quantitative. In pretty much all of the categories, the judges look for “the difference” over the year; some might think of it as the improvement, the winning combination of business growth, dynamism, clever ideas, and good management that has earned the respect of the winner’s peers.

Each category is now being assessed by two or three judges, depending on the number of entries for the category, with judges nominating their first and second choices in categories they are reviewing.To avoid any undue bias, the judges do not meet to discuss the entries, but submit their verdicts without knowing how the other judges have awarded their votes.

You’ll see the shortlist when we publish it shortly, and more importantly you’ll be able to see and applaud the winners on October 30th…if you’re lucky enough to have a seat for the big reveal.

Any good awards ceremony is more about the people than the prizes. While we can put together a drinks reception, raffles, after-dinner party and a fine dinner, our guests who provide the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you there in seven weeks' time!

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