Women in Credit awards 2020, part of Credit Week
Women in Credit awards 2019, part of Credit Week
05.10.2020 | QEII CENTRE, LONDON


To date, Shard Financial Media has been following Government guidelines regarding the continuation of the events at Credit Week surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus. However, as the news has been progressing we have listened to the concerns, from all parties, around the health and welfare of their staff.
We are very conscious of the need to provide a safe environment for our attendees and had found, until recently, that our audience was reassured by the measures we had put in place to achieve this. However, based on government advice, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to postpone Credit Week events including The Parliamentary Reception, Strategic Mortgage Roundtable and Dinner, Credit Summit, Credit Week Gala Dinner featuring the Credit500 and Women in Credit Awards, and our two webinars. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.
Credit Summit will now take place on 2 December, Women in Credit Awards will take place on 5 October,  and all other events will be rescheduled for later in the year. All existing delegate tickets for events throughout Credit Week will be transferred to the postponed dates.
We want to thank everyone for their support and patience during this time. For any enquiries please contact enquiries@shardfinancialmedia.com or refer to the FAQs below.
For further information please visit:
WHO www.who.int and local /national public health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus


Q - The event has been postponed; what will happen to my ticket?
A - Good news, your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new event date. You don’t need to do anything.
Q - What are the dates for the postponed Credit Week events?
A - We are working on securing dates for all events throughout Credit Week and will release these as soon as we possibly can. The Credit Summit revised date is confirmed as 2 December 2020 at the QEII. Women in Credit Awards revised date is confirmed as 5 October 2020, also at the QEII.
Q - Will the agenda and exhibitors be the same for the postponed event?
A - We will aim to keep the agenda the same where possible. We will adjust were necessary to reflect the current climate and subject to speakers being available for the new dates. We also hope that the exhibitor list will remain the same.
Q - I booked my hotel through the recommended booking agency, can I transfer my booking or get a refund?
A - Please contact Jack Brook directly on +44 (0) 207 593 3958 for Hilton London Bankside bookings and for Leonardo Royal Hotel bookings please e-mail towerbridgegroups@leonardohotels.co.uk or call +44 (0)161 774 1742.
Q - Can I get a refund on pre-booked train travel?
A - You may be able to get a refund on your tickets. You're more likely to get a full refund if the train you were intending to take is delayed, or your reservation is not available. You may have to pay a cancellation fee if your booked service is running normally. Some advance tickets and special offers may be non-refundable, so check the terms and conditions of the train operating company.


The only awards programme for women within credit

The Women in Credit Awards champion the work of a range of incredible women across the entire credit and financial services industry. After a sell out event last year, the awards return for its third year to empower, connect, support and uncover achievements among inspirational women in the profession.

The Credit Week Gala Dinner featuring the Women in Credit Awards is sold out 

Entries have now closed and the shortlist has been revealed. 

Order of ceremonies

7.00pm - Drinks reception
7.45pm - Call to dinner
8.05pm - Welcome speeches and Credit 500 announcement
8.10pm - Charity beneficiary
8.15pm - Dinner and Silent Auction
10.00pm - Host entertainment
10.15pm - Women in Credit Awards ceremony
11.15pm - After-party
1.00am - Carriages

Dress code: Strictly black tie

Shortlist 2020

Gender issues are important for a thriving profession and the Women in Credit brand highlights and encourages more debate on these issues. From board representation, diversity policies, gender pay, returning to work, as well as differences in leadership styles, we believe there is a place for a platform to highlight and discuss these matters. The awards form a pivotal part of the Women in Credit brand which Credit Strategy continues to grow through a series of forums and networking events.
Maria Harros, Atom Bank, Women in Credit awards judge
"I wanted to give my time to recognise the women who’ve led their teams or businesses while redefining the gender balance of our industry. There are so many inspiring examples of driving change or shaping culture and for me, it’s important that we shine a light on these to attract and retain our very talented people. Being nominated for an award can be an affirming and life-changing experience for the nominee but it also provides the rest of us with role models and real-life stars to aspire to. Being a judge is an honour and I’m looking forward to hearing and sharing the stories of all our nominees."

Maria Harris
Director of Retail Mortgages at Atom Bank
Previous Women in Credit Awards judge

SUZI RUFFELL - 2020 Host

Suzi’s innovative style captivates audiences with her engrossing tales of social ineptitude. Lauded as ‘a real stand up gem’ by The Guardian this young independent woman celebrates her working class roots with a sideways look at the world.

Regarded as one of best up and coming acts, Suzi was nominated for the Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle Awards in 2017. She is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Fast establishing herself on the live circuit supporting Alan Carr, Josh Widdicombe and Kevin Bridges on tour she then went onto have a sell-out double header tour with Romesh Ranganathan in the spring of 2015. Her 2016 and 2017 runs at the Edinburgh Festival saw her sell-out and receive critical acclaim nabbing the working-class comedy crown of her generation.

2020 Judges

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Women in Credit Awards 2020

Women in Credit Awards attendees and audience


Rounding off Credit Week, the Women in Credit Awards will gather key decision makers from across the industry, giving sponsors the opportunity to network, build brand awareness and provides a voice for the pressing issue of gender diversity in the workplace.

2020 Headline sponsor


2020 Category sponsor

Paylink Solutions

2020 Supporters




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