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Hilton-Baird director scoops industry award


Founder and managing director of Hilton-Baird Audit & Survey, Alan Baird, has been voted Lecturer of the Year at the ABFA Educational Awards Ceremony, held last night (6th March) at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington.

The award follows the risk management experts delivering the Asset Based Finance Association’s Audit and Survey Training Course, for the fourth year, in September 2012. The course, which was tutored by Alan and fellow director, Graham Bird, provided the asset based finance industry’s auditors, surveyors and risk managers with the latest techniques and tools to help them hone their auditing approach.

Both Alan and Graham were shortlisted for the award, but Alan prevailed to become the second director of the Hilton-Baird Group to win a lecturer award at this prestigious event.

Group CEO, Alex Hilton-Baird, believes Alan’s achievement is testament to the overall Group’s expertise at helping businesses to access the most appropriate cash flow solutions available. Alex said: “The asset based finance industry is playing a crucial role in supplying businesses with the funding that’s required for them to stabilise and grow in the challenging economic climate.

“Fundamental to this is an efficient risk process that enables funders to make informed lending decisions. This task has increased in size in recent years given the range of pressures on businesses’ cash flows, but this course and our team’s proficiency at delivering its content in an informative and engaging way has meant that lenders are able to fund a range of businesses securely.

“Alan fully deserves this accolade and I’m delighted his efforts have been recognised by the judges.”


For further enquiries, please contact Helen Tramaseur or Jamie Weeden at the Hilton-Baird Group on 02380 706637 or email /

Note to editors:

Alex Hilton-Baird is CEO of the Hilton-Baird Group, which consists of Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions, Hilton-Baird Collection Services and Hilton-Baird Audit & Survey.

As an independent introducing agent, Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions’ aim is to clearly identify their clients’ funding requirements and introduce them to the relevant funding solution. The company was voted Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year 2009 & 2010 at the Business Moneyfacts Awards and UK Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year 2012 at the ACQ Global Awards.

Established in 2001, Hilton-Baird Collection Services provides award-winning outsourced debt collection services to the UK’s SME and corporate markets, as well as some of the most respected invoice financiers, leading banks and insolvency practitioners. The company was voted Commercial Debt Collection Agency of the Year in 2008, 2010 and 2011 by Credit Today magazine. In addition, two of our employees have been awarded the Commercial Collector of the Year title, with Team Leader, Charlotte Christie, winning in 2010 and Senior Collections Advisor, Peter Hepburn, winning in 2012.

Hilton-Baird Audit & Survey is a leading provider of outsourced risk management services to UK and European banks and independent lenders.

To find out more about how Hilton-Baird Group can assist, contact Alex on 07958 745088 or email Alternatively, visit

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