Amigo Loans shortlisted for growth award

Sam Cordon

July 17, 2013

Bournemouth based 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, said: “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 £450m which is something we’re very proud of.”

Now entering its 12th year The National Business Awards is the UK’s premier, cross-industry honours for enterprise excellence, connecting the nations’ business leaders and recognising outstanding British businesses.

The judges commenting on Amigo Loans said: “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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