As a local Leicester business that started small only nine years ago, Cambridge & Counties Bank has come a long way.
Built on understanding, Cambridge & Counties Bank is the result of two well-respected institutions which joined to create a responsible expert-banking specialist.
The specialist bank has created a service that brings back some of the great elements of an old-fashioned bank, combining these with all the speed, efficiency and know-how that’s needed in the modern day.
That ethos was the reasoning behind their sponsorship of the Small Business Executive of the Year category at this year’s LeicestershireLive Business Executive of the Year awards.
The 2021 LeicestershireLive Business Executive of the Year Awards celebrated the people behind successful Leicestershire businesses.
The awards which were headline sponsored by the University of Leicester, recognised executives of large organisations right through to young and up and coming entrepreneurs who have made outstanding achievements in their field of work.
Cambridge & Counties Bank sponsored the Small Business Executive of the Year award this year.
Chief Financial Officer Andrea Hodgson said: “We are keen to support the local business community and give well-deserved recognition to a small business executive.”
The award was for an individual who runs a small-sized business with 50 or fewer employees and a turnover of 10 million or less and is one of eight categories ranging from Young Business Executive of the Year to Tech Business Executive of the Year and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Everything Cambridge & Counties Bank does is centred around customers, brokers, and business partners; whether that is building strong relationships, considering each application on its individual merits, or just going out of their way to try and help.
Staff have a depth of knowledge and experience and take the time to get to know and understand every customer’s individual requirements. Working together and building a relationship with SMEs means the bank can provide the right support and solutions to help businesses grow and prosper.
And when you pair that with traditional banking values and modern thinking, you get something a little bit special.
Chief Financial Officer Andrea Hodgson said the bank believed the Small Business Executive of the Year category was particularly relevant.
“As a local Leicester business that started off small itself nine years ago, Cambridge & Counties Bank has made a huge impact within the local community and beyond,” she said. “For this reason, this specific award and sponsorship feels very relevant.
“We are keen to support the local business community and give recognition to a small business executive.”