The Growth Investor Awards 2017 have launched

It’s time to get the recognition you deserve



Deadline for entries: 2nd June 2017
Winners will be announced at The Royal Lancaster Hotel on the 8th November.


8th November 2017
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
Dress code
Black tie

Watch video highlights

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Celebrating the role of the UK SME investment community in job and wealth creation, the Growth Investor Awards recognise those enabling start up and ‘scale up’ businesses to realise their full potential and drive Britain’s economic recovery.

Open to both companies and individuals, these Awards honour all those involved in putting investment to work in high potential businesses – from those providing investment or helping to source it to those best optimising growth capital to scale.

An independent panel of judges look for those demonstrating innovation in investment products and services; impact on investee performance; and how growth capital is deployed.


“It’s important to acknowledge the key role played by Growth Investors in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start, expand and reach their full potential. Keep up the good work and we will back you all the way”

The RT Hon David Gauke MP
Chief Secretary to the Treasury

“Awards like these play a key role in highlighting how committed investors can support growing companies with both finance and know-how.”

The RT Hon Margot James MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at BEIS

“I hope these awards continue to go from strength to strength and show the positive impact the SME investment community has on generating growth, jobs and wealth.”

Iain Wright MP
MP for Hartlepool and Chairman of the BEIS Select Committee


Introducing our award sponsors

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Our esteemed partners and supporters




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The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. Our aim is to aid understanding around the activities of our members, promote our industry to entrepreneurs and investors as well as to Government, the EU, trade unions, international media and the general public.




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The CFE promotes the role of entrepreneurs in creating economic growth and social well-being. It is home to national enterprise campaign, StartUp Britain. The Centre is an independent non-profit think tank founded and chaired by Sunday Times columnist and serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson and housed within the Legatum Institute – a non-partisan think tank best known for its annual Prosperity Index.


Citigate Dewe Rogerson


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Citigate Dewe Rogerson is a leading international consultancy specialising in financial and corporate communications, with considerable experience and insight in the alternative investment management sector. We frequently engage with financial advisers to monitor market sentiment and we’re proud to support Intelligent Partnership in its mission and year-round programme to increase awareness and understanding of alternative investments in the adviser community.




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The EIS Association (EISA) is the official trade body for the Enterprise Investment Scheme. EISA is a highly effective not for profit organisation which exists to aid the provision of capital to UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).


Scaleup Institute


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The ScaleUp Institute is a private sector, not-for-profit company focused on making the UK the best place in the world to scale up a business. Our ambition is that Britain becomes the most fertile ground for businesses, not only to start up but to scale up and grow.


The Supper Club


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The Supper Club is the UK’s leading membership club exclusively for fast growth entrepreneurs and CEOs. Membership offers access to an extraordinary group of likeminded peers, providing a relaxed and confidential community to inspire, support and challenge each other.




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The UK Crowdfunding Association was formed in 2012 by fourteen crowdfunding businesses. Our aims are to: a) Promote crowdfunding as a valuable and viable way for UK businesses, projects or ventures to raise funds; b) Be the voice of all crowdfunding businesses in the UK (donations, loans and equity) to the public, press and policymakers; and c) Publish a code of practice that is adopted by UK crowd funding businesses.