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Amigo Loans shortlisted for ‘Growth Business of the Year’ award

Press Release - 17 July 2013

The UK’s largest guarantor lender, Amigo Loans, has been shortlisted in the ‘Growth Business of the Year’ category for The National Business Awards 2013.

Now entering their 12th year, The National Business Awards are the UK’s premier, cross-industry honours for enterprise excellence, connecting the nations’ business leaders and recognising outstanding British businesses. Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses have been shortlisted in this year’s awards, with a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion.

Based in Bournemouth, Amigo Loans has grown from strength to strength over the past year, increasing its customer numbers by 30% and significantly increasing the amount of money it lends.

James Benamor, founder and CEO of Amigo Loans comments: “We set up Amigo so that the millions of people who are shunned by the banks, have a responsible and affordable way of borrowing money. Our impressive growth is down to keeping things simple, and building an honest and transparent business with a team whose primary focus is on delighting customers. We have helped over 100,000 customers to date, lending over £450 million which is something we’re very proud of.”

The judges commenting on Amigo Loans: ”Amigo Loans’ innovative business model finds ways of offering services to customers who would otherwise be shut out of financial markets whilst delivering extremely impressive growth and excellent margins. Its approach to staff development is exemplary and focuses on skilling its people up to make the right decision, at the right time.”

Amigo Loans is up against an impressive list of other companies in its category including Hermes UK, Jewellery Quarter Bullion and Tyrells Crisps. The winner will be announced at the annual ceremony at Grosvenor House on 12th November 2013.

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