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Date: 31 March 2022

Author: Rachel Bartlett

We have been named Non-Bank Lender of the Year at the 2022 Solent Deals Awards

We are celebrating a prestigious industry award recognising the strength of our lending activities in the South. The Solent Deals Awards were held this year as a celebration of the region’s corporate finance market during the challenges of the pandemic.


Judges praised the way we have supported a range of development projects in the Solent area, with over £150 million of current live loans in the area.

Over the past three years, MSP Capital have seen extraordinary growth in the Solent and across England and Wales, with our overall lending activities during this time equaling more than three quarters of a billion pounds.

Our social responsibilities were also a key part of our nomination.

As well as supporting local development businesses and helping to build homes for families across the Solent area, our 32-strong team aim wherever possible to prioritise local suppliers, including valuers, lawyers and contractors, over national providers.

Our community fund also supports local charities each year with colleagues raising more than £9,000 for children’s hospice Julia’s House in 2021.

We succeeded against five other finalists to win Non-Bank Lender of the Year

Martin Higgins, MSP Capital Managing Director, said:“This award is welcome third-party recognition of our support for the growth and prosperity of the Solent. The region is a core area for us and we thank all our locally-based clients and suppliers for their continued support.

“We have been in business now for 41 years and we’re keen to continue to expand our loan book and support existing clients in this region with bridge and development finance.”

The awards ceremony was held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl near Southampton in front of an audience of more than 250 finalists, guests and sponsors. Host for the evening was TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith.

Praising the ‘expertise of advisers and deal makers in the region’, Richard Thompson of awards organisers The Business Magazine said: “The range and quality of entries confirmed the high level of deal activity over the last 18 difficult months in the Solent. This is testament to the dynamism of the region’s corporate finance market.”

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