British Credit Awards 2018

British Credit Awards 2018

The Team here at Nimbla were over the moon when we were named finalists at the British Credit Awards 2018 back in December.  We were up for ‘Best use of Credit Technology’, along side greats such as Accenture , UCAS, Iwoca and  Aggregate Industries (to name just a few!).  The award focuses on streamlining business and administrative processes with the use of cutting edge technology and ideas. The judges were looking for innovation that showed greater efficiency, enhanced quality and lower error rates. Up against 9 other finalists for the title, we knew competition would be fierce, but Awards night would be fun!


Best use of Credit Technology 2018

  • Ascent Performance Group
  • Acenture GCP Ireland
  • Aggregate Industries UK
  • Credit Assist
  • Court Enforcement Services
  • Impellam Group
  • Iwoca
  • Loomis
  • Nimbla
  • UCAS



CICM Awards Night


The team arrive at the beautiful venue, The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London for reception drinks and wow what a site. The black tie event boasted of impeccably dressed men and women and a breath taking set up. A photographer greeted guests with their own mini-photoshoot by the sponsor board, followed by your choice of welcome drink and a sneak peek at the Auction Prizes, all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Research. My personal favourite was a signed sketch by the controversial artist, Tracey Emin. However the prizes varied wildly from signed Simpsons stills by illustrator Matt Groening, to an old relic by Charlie Chaplin!




Of course, there was STASH! Who doesn’t love a bit of stuff. We were pleasantly greeted with some lovely gifts, courtesy of the headline sponsor, American Express amongst others.


The wine started flowing, and the evening was off to a great start.


We had a look at the other contestants for the various awards and quickly noticed that we were amongst friends, with Graydon UK up for ‘Credit Information Provider of the Year’, as well as Credit & Business Finance up for ‘Credit Insurance Specialist of the Year’.  The guys at CBF are trade risk specialists and British Credit Awards last year winners. It was  not their first time at the rodeo, unlike us at Nimbla.  I must say we were fully in awe of the grandness of the awards and all the effort gone into the entertainment for the night. When it wasn’t the band singing, we had the delight of John Culshaw doing some GREAT impersonations of Donald Trump. Everyone was in stitches.

(Table setting at the CICM Awards 2018)




(The band performing ‘Help me Rhonda’ by the beach Boys)



By the time the mains of Guinea Foul came out everyone was in full swing, dancing and singing along to the many various songs played by the live band.  The event ran so smoothly it felt seamless, with song followed by speech, followed by prize collection flowing into one. With over 9 awards to be given out it was really quite a feat! Well done to Incisive Media for all their efforts.


Whilst we did not walk away with the award for our category, we fully support Court Enforcement Services for the win! Court Enforcement Services provides fast resolution of High Court Enforcement, County Court Judgments  over £600 and Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery. Congratulations to them again for an epic 2018 win!

We also would like to congratulate Credit & Business Finance for winning their ‘Credit Insurance Specialist Award’ TWO YEARS IN A ROW!!!  Such a massive achievement!


Overall the event was amazing, and despite not winning we had a blast! Hey, there’s always next year right?


(Nimbla Team: From left, Richard Smith, Flemming Bengtsen, Ania Kubow)

(Nimbla Team: From left, Richard Smith, Flemming Bengtsen, Ania Kubow)


Many thanks,


Ania Kubow

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