More than 250 leading finance industry figures from around the world attended the White Clarke Group Silver Jubilee Masquerade Ball to celebrate its 25 year anniversary on 27 January.
The event, held at the historic five-star Landmark Hotel in London, was attended by White Clarke Group staff from their various global offices as well as key partners and customers. This included Fran Kenny, Operations Director of Toyota Financial Services, which has been a customer of the software giant since 2003.
Kenny compared the business relationship to a marriage and told guests at the event, “It requires a partnership where we are happy to help each other and respect each other. That is exactly how it works with us.”
The relationship has included what Kenny called “a renewal of vows” with the roll-out last year of a new front-end system, to the entire Toyota and Lexus network across the UK. The CALMS3 loan originations system is powered by White Clarke Group and will help strengthen Toyota Financial Services performance in fleet, retail and direct customer sales.
CALMS3 has undergone a complete technical upgrade utilising the latest UX technology and design techniques to deliver greater agility and transform the customer experience, including the implementation of the digital processing and e-Signature/e-ID functionality.
Brendan Gleeson, Group CEO at White Clarke Group, praised the commitment of the development teams in supporting the rapid growth of White Clarke Group. Its growth recently saw the company named as the ‘Best Performing Company’ in banking and insurance software at the Megabuyte50 awards, which honours the best-performing, privately-owned technology companies.
White Clarke Group was placed second in its 2017 ranking of the fastest growing technology companies in the UK, rising from 47th place in 2016.
During the event, Ed White, Founder and Group Chairman of White Clarke Group, received a standing ovation following his induction into the International Auto Finance Network Hall of Fame at the previous days’ International Auto Finance Network conference.
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