Gatehouse Bank wins ‘Best Bank’ at Islamic Business & Finance Awards
Gatehouse Bank is delighted to announce that it has been awarded "Best Bank (Europe)" at the prestigious 7th annual Islamic Business & Finance Awards, beating strong competition from across the Islamic Finance community.
The awards ceremony, which was held at the Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, celebrated achievement among top Islamic bankers, financiers and Islamic banking and finance institutions across the continents, and was attended by some 200 bankers and financiers from around the world.
Nominees for the awards were short-listed from hundreds of top international Islamic institutions. Tens of thousands of votes were cast by the readers of Islamic Business & Finance and the registered users of the financial news website.
The awards are designed to highlight, encourage and reward the exceptional performance and growth of the international Islamic business and finance community. These awards are now widely considered a benchmark of excellence in the industry.
Richard Thomas, CEO of Gatehouse Bank said: "2012 has been a phenomenal year in which we’ve increased our Real Estate asset portfolio and launched our Wealth Management initiative to provide existing and new clients tactical asset allocation and deliver outstanding customer service. We are in a fantastic position to offer our investors optimum investment solutions, with an expertise in the UK Real Estate market, excellent Wealth Management solutions and a true understanding of our client base.”
Fahed Boodai, Chairman of Gatehouse Bank added: “To be named as the Best Islamic Bank in Europe is a fantastic accolade and I am enormously pleased to have won this prestigious award. It is a real testament to the commitment and hard work of the entire Gatehouse team and one that really sets the tone for a continuing long and positive future for the bank.”