Skipton Business Finance client Finlay Jude Associates was named Start-Up Business of the Year Award at the Rochdale Business Awards ceremony on 8th November 2013. Finlay Jude Associates was judged by the experienced panel to have demonstrated a real customer focus and a well-established competitive and commercial position, as well as showing great potential for ongoing growth over the next few years. The Rochdale Business Awards, established in 2011, celebrate the achievements of businesses and business people across the borough of Rochdale. Rochdale’s vibrant and diverse business community is made up of a number of long-established multinationals together with an increasing number of start-ups and new businesses. Skipton Business Finance Operations Director, Andrew Hill, said: “We are always delighted to hear of our clients receiving the accolades they deserve for their excellent work and contribution to local communities up and down the country”. “As is the case with Finlay Jude Associates, we do find that invoice finance solutions can prove very suitable to businesses and SMEs looking to grow and take advantage of the improving economic picture”, he concluded.