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Finance Professional Show 2015 Sponsors announced

The first wave of sponsors for this year’s Finance Professional Show has now been confirmed.

Shawbrook Bank, Everline, Just Bridging Loans Ltd, Brightstar Financial, Funding Circle, Blemain Group, and Dragonfly Property Finance have all pledged their support for the third Finance Professional Show being held at Olympia, London on 4th November.

These names join over 80 other exhibitors at the almost sold-out event, which saw 1,600 visitors through its doors in 2014.

Mark Posniak, Head of Sales and Marketing for Dragonfly Property Finance, said: “After the successful and action-packed 2014 show, we were always going to support the 2015 one – it is one of the key dates in the Dragonfly calendar and a fantastic chance to meet old acquaintances and make new ones. This is a trade event that brings brokers and finance providers together in a uniquely productive way and we would advise all intermediaries to come along and experience it first hand in November.”

Also commenting on the event, Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank, said: “Shawbrook’s sponsorship of one of the flagship events in the industry calendar continues for a very good reason. It is a highly educational day touching on issues affecting professional intermediaries and their clients across the lending spectrum.”

CEO of Brightstar Financial Rob Jupp has reaped the rewards of exhibiting last year. “The FP show was a huge success for us last year.  We met some very serious commercial finance brokers who have since become very good introducers to us.  Similarly we met a good number of brokers interested in bridging, second charge loans and those just starting to explore the specialist finance arena.”

Hinting at an important announcement being made prior to the Finance Professional Show, Blemain Group’s Sales Director, Gary Bailey, said: “It’s a great opportunity for lenders and intermediaries to come together and share insights and news, as well as driving business, and has quickly become established as an important fixture on the financial industry calendar. “Blemain Group will have some exciting news to share…which we hope will be warmly welcomed by our peers.”

New to the Finance Professional Show, unsecured business lender Everline is excited to be supporting the event. Chief Operating Offer Russell Gould said: “Earlier this year, at the NACFB Expo in Birmingham, we announced the rebrand of our intermediary channel to Everline. Following the success of the rebrand and genuine interest at the earlier show I am delighted that Everline will be one of the main sponsors at this year’s Finance Professional show.”  

John Davies of Just Bridging Loan Ltd commented: “The Finance Professional Show allows us to turbocharge our 'education' efforts as it brings all the key financial players together under one roof. We will be able to demonstrate how we aren't just lending on the value of properties; our underwriting decisions are based on the property professional's business model.”

Second-time sponsors Funding Circle is looking forward to updating introducers new and old on recent developments within the leading P2P lender’s processes. Laura McMullen, Business Development Director at Funding Circle, commented: "We hope this year will be as successful as the last. Since last year, Funding Circle has made a number of improvements including a new application system specifically for our introducers, and a new risk band, meaning we can help even more businesses access finance."

Organised by the team behind the annual Commercial Finance Expo at the NEC in Birmingham, the Finance Professional Show secures a varied and relevant range of exhibitors, from high street banks to commercial lenders and specialist asset-based and short-term finance providers. This, coupled with a strong conference programme, the NACFB AGM and impressive visitor numbers, makes the Finance Professional Show one not to be missed.

Further sponsorship opportunities are available to book – for more info, please contact rachel@thefpshow.co.uk.

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