As the UK’s leading commercial loans specialists, we’ve been asked to choose one of this year’s York Press Business Award winners

Over the past couple of years Synergy Commercial Finance has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards, including twice earlier this year for ‘Best Commercial Broker’ and ‘Best Broker – Commercial’.  Now the boot is on the other foot and we are absolutely honoured and delighted to be asked to judge the 2018 York Press Business Award for Retail, Tourism & Leisure.

Synergy managing director, Nick Simpson, has lived and worked in the York Area for nearly three decades.  After launching Synergy Commercial Finance in 2015 to provide vital commercial loans and financial support to help UK businesses thrive and develop, the company opened its York office in Elvington earlier this year.

Now, together with Synergy sales director, Piotr Twaits, Nick is thrilled to accept what he realises will be the difficult and challenging task of choosing the winning company to receive this prestigious award.

He says: “I am passionate about the area in which we operate and want to see local businesses thrive. Whether we provide commercial loans and other financial support for new equipment, staff or even a new venue, Synergy Commercial Finance is in a privileged position to be able to help business owners in both York and the surrounding area realise their full potential.”

“I am incredibly pleased to have the opportunity to judge the 2018 award for Retail, Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year 2018. With three immensely strong finalists, deciding a winner in this category is no easy task. Many local businesses within this area provide outstanding year-round service and are a true credit to the City.”

The three shortlisted companies for the 2018 Retail, Tourism & Leisure are as follows:


Grays Court is a luxury hotel set in the shadow of the historic York Minster. The accommodation boasts impeccably landscaped gardens, a prime location relative to York’s attractions and an award-winning in-house restaurant serving gourmet meals comprised of locally sourced ingredients.


Brew York is a unique brewery and tap room located in York City Centre. With six in-house brews, as well as a roster of seasonal specials, it is easy to see why they have become a staple of York’s nightlife.


The Group Company provide tailor-made tour itineraries for a wide variety of clientele. Their unrivalled customer service is a driving factor behind their success, employing a number of talented multilingual staff able to cater to all client requirements no matter where they are based or travelling.

The difficult task of deciding a winner from this impressive shortlist takes place later this week.  As local businessmen who have exceptional experience in helping British companies of all sizes to achieve their full potential by providing essential commercial loans and financial support, Nick and Piotr are perfectly qualified to make this daunting decision.

If you are looking to source the best and most cost-effective commercial loans for your business then you really should speak to Synergy to discover how we can help you achieve all your objectives.  You can call us on 01904 481 786. You can also email: or you can send a message using the online form on our Contact page.

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