Europe’s top asset finance (and lessor services) companies were recognised for their outstanding achievements during this year’s Leasing Life Awards 2020, the first held virtually in the award’s 16-year history. 

During a virtual ceremony presided by Andrew Denton (CEO of Alfa) and Chris Sullivan (Alfa’s non-exec director), nine awards were given out, including a special individual mention. 

The categories and the winners are:

Asset Finance Legal Provider of the Year 

Stephenson Harwood

SME Champion Bank Lessor

Close Brothers Asset Finance

Vendor Finance Provider

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

European Lessor

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Middle Ticket Corporate Lessor


Digital Innovation


Sustainability of the Year


Industry Ambassador of the Year

The late Gavin Wraith-Carter

Editor’s Award 

Societe Generale Equipment Finance


The three judges for the awards:

Patrick Gouin, executive director Invigors EMEA

Roy Royer, head of business development, Europe, Somerset Capital Group

Helen Lumb, chief financial officer, Shire Leasing 

Working with: 

Alejandro Gonzalez, Editor of Leasing Life