The Leasing Life awards 2016, sponsored by CHP Consulting, has announced its nominees before the awards event at the Hotel du Collectionneur in Paris on 24 November.

There are 11 awards this year, recognising the full range of the European leasing industry, including asset finance intermediaries, vendors and funders.

The awards judges, consisting of Chris Cooper, managing director, Challenge Consulting; Tarun Mistry, partner, Grant Thornton; Lindsay Town, chief executive of IAA-Advisory and Charles Maddren, head of sales, Europe for Great American Lease & Loan Insurance Services, will weigh up the categories, some with the highest number of nominations in the awards’ history.

The nominees are:

Asset Finance Intermediary

  • Bluestone Leasing
  • First Independent Finance 
  • Henry Howard Finance
  • Oracle Asset Finance 
  • Premier Asset Finance 
  • Tower Leasing

Asset Finance Legal Provider 

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  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Gateley
  • Locke Lord 
  • Shoosmiths 
  • Stephenson Harwood 

SME Champion EU 

  • BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
  • Deutsche Leasing 
  • Garanti Leasing 
  • Societe Generale Equiptment Finance

UK SME Champion – Bank Lessor

  • Aldermore 
  • Close Brothers Asset Finance
  • Metro Bank Asset Finance 
  • Wesleyan Bank

UK SME Champion – Independent or privately-owned* 

 *These UK lessors may have parents but have a standalone market identity

  • Alphabet (GB) 
  • Azule Finance 
  • LDF
  • Lex Autolease 
  • Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF)

Vendor Finance Provider

  • BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
  • Deutsche Leasing
  • DLL 
  • Nordea 
  • PEAC 
  • Societe Generale Equiptment Finance
  • Syscap

European lessor

  • BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions
  • Deutsche Leasing 
  • Societe Generale Equiptment Finance 
  • Unicredit Bank Austria

Middle ticket lessor

  • Lombard
  • Close Brothers
  • ABN Amro Lease UK

Digital Innovation

  • 3StepIT 
  • AIB Finance & Leasing 
  • Alphabet (GB) 
  • Azule Finance 
  • BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions 
  • Lloyds Bank – Commercial Banking – Asset Finance


  • 3StepIT 
  • DLL 
  • SQN Capital Management

External Investment

  • Commerzbank
  • SQN Capital Management