Portsmouth car finance company scoops top accolade

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THE Car Finance Company in Portsmouth has been named the winner of a bronze Stevie Award in the ‘Fastest Growing Company of the Year in Europe’ category in this year’s International Business Awards.

All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, large and small are eligible to submit nominations.

The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for ‘crowned’, the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet in Paris on October 10.

More than 3,500 nominations from organisations of all sizes were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

The Car Finance Company is one of Britain’s leading lenders of car finance to people who are denied access to mainstream credit.

Mark Smith, managing director and founder, said: ‘I’m incredibly proud to receive such a prestigious award. For The Car Finance Company to win a globally recognised award amongst such tough competition is an accolade to everyone’s hard work, commitment and team work. ‘Congratulations to all of the winners and companies nominated.’

Stevie award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.