Newport-based Henry Howard Finance is celebrating after winning a national award at the Leasing World Awards.

The independent funder, which has its head office at Langstone Business Park, won the Top Specialist Vendor Award.

The award is presented to the funder which has the most impressive variety of vendor schemes, web-based vendor service support and committed specialists, giving its suppliers, dealers and manufacturers the latest and the best of what asset finance sales finance programmes can offer.

The award win follows news that Henry Howard Finance has doubled its lending facility to SMEs through the British Business Bank’s Enable Funding Programme.

Mark Catton, CEO of Henry Howard Finance, said: “To win the Top Specialist Vendor Award in such a competitive category is a fantastic achievement – and one that acknowledges the tireless efforts of our forward-thinking and hard-working team.

"We have significantly expanded our internal finance capabilities over the last few years, and this award reflects the increasing contribution that Henry Howard Finance makes to the growth of SMEs across the UK.

"We aim to stay ahead of our competitors by constantly improving our products, service and technology. We are proud that the market recognises our commitment to excellence."