Aviva commercial finance wins HealthInvestor lender of the year 2013

Article date: 14 June 2013

Aviva Commercial Finance won the title of Lender of the Year at the HealthInvestor Awards 2013 held this week at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The HealthInvestor Awards has become the most prestigious event in the health investor industry calendar and was well attended with leading figures from the independent healthcare sector.

Toni Miller, head of new business at Aviva Commercial Finance, said; “The Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation in the sector and we were really pleased to win Lender of the Year against stiff competition from Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, RBS and Santander.

“Aviva Commercial Finance has been one of the UK’s leading fixed rate property lenders for over 30 years and has remained committed to the primary care sector and the customers that work in partnership with us. We have funded countless GP surgeries, health centres, multi-site primary care facilities, community hospitals, PFI, NHS LIFT and Hub schemes.

“Winning this award is a fantastic accomplishment and one which recognises the hard work and commitment to customers given by everyone in the Commercial Finance team.”

Vernon Baxter, editor, HealthInvestor, said; “Following the success of this week’s HealthInvestor Awards, where 1,200 guests joined us at the Grosvenor House Hotel, we are delighted to congratulate Aviva on winning Lender of the Year 2013. Our judging panel described Aviva as emerging as a ‘clear winner’ and valued their ‘strong contribution’ to primary care.”

Aviva Commercial Finance last won the award in 2008 and has since been placed as highly commended each year.

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