The team at Kingston Capital Finance are still pinching themselves after winning an International Award at the International Asset Finance Network Awards in London.
Kingston Capital won in the ‘Best use of Technology’ category in this year’s International Asset Finance Network Awards, which is one of the highlights of the Asset Finance Calendar.
The team attended a glitzy awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Hotel on London’s Southbank on 13th September alongside attendees from top international banks and finance companies.
The prestigious award ‘Best Use of Technology – equipment finance’ recognises the company that, has developed the best technological solution to meet the needs of their customers.
The award recognises Kingston Capital’s b2b product which is called ‘Synergi Partner Finance’. This is a sales aid finance tool offering technology businesses a flexible point of sale finance option for their customers and specialises within the IT and Tech Sectors. The business has a strong customer service focus and ambition to positively disrupt the ‘sales aid finance’ industry and Synergi has been developed to achieve these goals.
To win the ‘Best use of Technology’ award is a huge accolade to Kingston Capital Finance, which was founded 3 years ago and is the brain-child of Kingston Capital founder Rob Partridge. Rob saw an opportunity to grow a commercial finance business in the Hull and East Yorkshire area, where people value strong relationships, excellent service alongside good value for money.
In addition to the Synergi Partner Finance product the business offers a complete asset and commercial finance service for businesses who are frustrated with accessing funds from traditional sources. Core to Kingston Capital’s values are innovation, transparency and bespoke finance solutions for the business’s partners and customers.
Earlier this year Kingston Capital Finance were awarded one of the 1st ‘SparkFund’ Grants which is for small and medium sized businesses to develop exciting new products such as ‘Synergi’. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Hull.
From MD Rob Partridge
“To be nominated for an International Award alone is testament to the hard work that has gone into developing the Synergi Partner Portal, but to win is such an honour as there was tough competition from much larger organisations with the budgets to match.
The Synergi Partner Portal has been developed by Lincoln based Synergi Tech. It’s fantastic to work with another local business to compete on the national and international stage with our innovative finance product. The SparkFund enabled us to get the project off the ground and we couldn’t have achieved all that we have without their and Synergi Tech’s support.
Innovation comes from collaboration. The platform that we call ‘Synergi’ brings together SME’s, Value Added resellers (VARs), Lenders and eventually Investors to achieve their business objectives. We are very proud of what we have achieved” Rob Partridge – Managing Director (Kingston Capital).
From Synergi Tech:
“As a company, Synergi Tech are committed to leveraging cutting edge technologies to help implement automation within our clients businesses, reducing their administration costs and positioning them for growth. We are very excited that this collaboration with KC Finance has achieved such early recognition within the Asset Finance Industry, and we look forward to further developing the Synergi Partner Finance Portal with KC Finance.” Steve May, Director of Sales (Synergi Tech Ltd)
“SparkFund is designed to support small business to unlock their innovation potential and Kingston Capital Finance is a great illustration of what can happen when the vision and drive of a growing company is supported. It’s a little over a year since our first contact and it’s been very exciting to support them and watch their vision become real. This award is well deserved and we look forward to supporting the team in the future”. Pauline Mitchell, SparkFund Programme Manager University of Hull.