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LendingCrowd named Scotland’s High Growth Business of the Year in Chamber Business Awards

Posted: 24th September 2019

LendingCrowd, the fast-growing fintech lending platform based in Edinburgh, has been crowned one of the winners in the Scottish heat of the Chamber Business Awards 2019. Now in their 16th year, the Awards are a highlight of the business calendar, recognising the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy.

As Scotland’s High Growth Business of the Year, LendingCrowd will now go forward to the national finals, which take place in London in November.

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

“The Chamber Business Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate the best of British business. Across the country, there are firms of all sizes and sectors thriving and showing their innovation and adaptability, even in the midst of turbulent times.

“Our businesses communities continue to generate prosperity and opportunity so it’s only right that we support and shout about the fantastic things they are doing.

“Each year the calibre of applicants impresses our judges, and this pool of entrants was no different. All our finalists should be proud of their success in reaching this stage and we wish them the very best of luck.”

LendingCrowd, which was founded in 2014, matches individual and institutional investors with businesses seeking finance to grow. Since its launch, the platform has facilitated over 740 loans, totalling more than £65 million, to businesses the length and breadth of Britain.

Stuart Lunn, founder and CEO of LendingCrowd, said:

“We’re honoured to be named Scotland’s High Growth Business of the Year. This award is testament to the efforts of our entire team in helping to alleviate the funding gap facing the small business community.”

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