JMT Finance awarded Best Newcomer lending title

JMT Finance has been awarded the title of Best Newcomer at the Empire Commercial Finance Summer Awards.

The event took place at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester and included a charity auction which raised a substantial amount of money for SEED Eating Disorder Support Services, Claire House Children’s Hospice, and St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice.

Winning this award represents the culmination of the first three and a half years in business for JMT Finance, who has seen business volumes rise significantly over the past 18 months.

This also follows the recent extension of its lending proposition into the bridging finance sector through the launch of a bridging loan which is available up to 80% loan-to-value (LTV) with rates set from 1.20% per month. 

Chris Jones, managing director at JMT Finance, said: “This award represents a major compliment for us as a business and caps off a highly progressive past 18 months in which we have far out performed our expectations and targets.

“Over this time, we have worked hard to promote our offering and increase our brand awareness, so we are honoured to have received such recognition from an organisation like Empire, who we hold in the highest regard.”

He continued: “Imogen and I would like to say a huge thanks to Empire Commercial Finance for their ongoing support and we look forward to doing more business with them in the future.

“We would also like to thank Robin Sharp at JMW Solicitors, for the continued excellent service he provides us with. This is important to us as the efficient progression of our cases is what our borrowers and introducers rely upon.”

Martin Johnson, director at Empire Commercial Finance Ltd, added: “I am delighted that JMT Finance Ltd won the award.

“Empire has worked with Chris and Imogen for the last three years and find them responsive, professional and easy to deal with.

“They always take a personal and practical stance to each case and we like that ‘sensible’ approach to doing business.”

Robin Sharp, partner at JMW Solicitors, said: “It has been a privilege to be part of JMT’s journey since the inception of their business a few years ago and to be part of their growth.

“It has been a pleasure for our team at JMW to collaborate so closely with Chris and Imogen, and we have an almost in-house working relationship which really helps to progress transactions efficiently.”