Brokers were invited to sample ‘The Best of British’ at United Trust Bank’s annual broker event held on the roof terrace of their St James’ offices. The 18th floor venue enjoys sweeping 360 degree views across the city of London and beyond.
The invited guests, brokers from the fields of bridging, development finance and asset finance, sampled a selection of Britain’s finest wines, beers and spirits and took part in a friendly table competition designed to test the guests’ knowledge and palettes. Members of the victorious table each won a bottle of award winning English sparkling wine Nyetimber Reserve Brut 2009 and an entry into United Trust Bank’s prestigious ‘Best of British’ promotion with a chance to win tickets to a selection of the UK’s finest sporting and cultural events in 2015 including Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and the FA Cup Final.
Guests enjoying the wonderful views across Westminster and the City were also treated to a an impromptu preview of the Trooping of the Colour celebrations complete with fireworks and a Royal Lifeguards march-past as they looked across to the rehearsal taking place in neighbouring Horse Guards Parade.
When welcoming the guests Harley Kagan, Managing Director of United Trust Bank, said:
“The ‘Best of British’, the theme of our 2014 promotion, is a thought which resonates beyond simply sending a lucky winner to a fabulous sporting occasion.
For us the ‘Best of British’ is also about the extraordinary heritage we have in sport, in culture and of course, in business and enterprise. I believe that everyone here, tonight, played a significant role in supporting the best of British businesses, property developers and individuals through a very tough few years and we should all be proud of the contribution we’ve made to getting the UK Economy back on its’ feet.
UTB is very much a broker focused lender, and we never forget how much we rely on our broker partners to support us. These events give us an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the people who have worked with us and look forward to maintaining long and mutually beneficial relationships with them in the future.”
Brokers will have further opportunities to gain entries in the ‘Best of British’ promotion by completing the next United Trust Bank broker survey and visiting the bank’s stand at the upcoming NACFB Commercial Finance Expo in Birmingham on June 25th.