BEST EIS INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by Mainspring Fund Services

Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes, this award is judged on performance, investment volume, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Calculus Capital
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Mercia Fund Managers
  • MMC Ventures
  • Par Equity
  • Sapphire Capital Partners
  • Seneca Partners
  • Symvan Capital

BEST BR INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by Reyker Securities

AIM
Open to any investment manager specialising in AIM investments qualifying for Business Relief, this award is judged on history and performance, investment volume and inflows, investee company selection and due diligence, championing AIM and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Blackfinch Investments
  • Downing
  • Octopus Investments
  • Puma Investments
  • Stellar Asset Management
  • Thorntons Investments
  • TIME Investments

Non-AIM
Open to any investment manager specialising in non-AIM based investments qualifying for Business Relief, this award is judged on investment volume and performance, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Blackfinch Investments
  • Downing
  • Ingenious
  • Octopus Investments
  • Oxford Capital
  • Puma Investments
  • TIME Investments
  • Triple Point

BEST VCT INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by Crowe UK LLP

Open to any investment manager specialising in Venture Capital Trusts this award is judged on performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee company, product innovation and development and adviser outreach Find out more

Finalists: 

  • Albion Capital
  • Beringea
  • Calculus Capital
  • Octopus Investments
  • YFM

BEST SEIS INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors

Open to any investment manager specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes, this award is judged on performance, investment volume, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Daedalus Partners
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Earthworm Capital
  • Sapphire Capital Partners
  • Symvan Capital

BEST AIM PORTFOLIO SERVICE

sponsored by Exact Financial Systems

Open to wealth management firms offering discretionary AIM portfolio investment management services, this award is judged on the portfolio’s performance, investee selection, investment volume and inflows, efforts to champion the AIM market and adviser outreach and education. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Close Brothers
  • Guinness Asset Management
  • Progeny Asset Management
  • Thorntons Investments

BEST INVESTMENT PLATFORM

sponsored by Aston Lark Limited

Recognising any type of investment platform, including angel networks and crowdfunding, this award is based on volume of investment, user experience and product innovation. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Downing
  • Kuber Ventures
  • QVentures
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room
  • Wealth Club

MOST IMPACTFUL INVESTMENT 
sponsored by Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

Based on a current investment, this award recognises the impact of the investment provider on the investee business by focusing on how funding has been deployed and growth or improvement has been enabled during the investment term. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Enterprise Investment Partners
  • Ingenious

EXIT OF THE YEAR

Based on any type of exit, this award will be judged on investment performance against initial strategy and targets and value added to the investee business by the fund manager. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Albion Capital
  • Beringea
  • Foresight
  • Par Equity
  • YFM
  • Seneca

INDUSTRY GAME CHANGER 
sponsored by MICAP

This award is open to any individual, company, product or platform provider that has demonstrably changed practice, perception or engagement in the alternative investment industry. Find out more

Finalists: 

  • Grant Thornton
  • Outlier Ventures
  • Seedrs
  • Symvan Capital
  • Syndicate Room
  • Wealth Club

FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by LightTower Partners

Recognising individual financial advisers who actively promote alternative investments, this award is judged on how they educate themselves, how they apply expertise to add value for clients, and what they do to remain best able to advise on tax-efficient investments as part of their investment proposition. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Ed Holder, Holder & Combes
  • Ian Smyth, Johnston Campbell
  • Jonothan McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies
  • Mike Hodges, Carrington Investments
  • Stephen Jones, Clear Solutions Financial Planning
  • Vanessa Townshend, Springfield Financial Services

WEALTH MANAGER OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by Kin Capital

Recognising wealth management companies which actively promote alternative investments, this award is judged on how they optimise research and education, how they apply expertise to add value for clients, and how they promote such investments as part of their investment proposition. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Amicus Wealth
  • Barclays Wealth Management
  • Carrington Investments
  • Johnston Campbell
  • Tavistock Wealth
  • UBS

GROWTH INVESTOR OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by Beauhurst

Our highest accolade for investment providers, this award recognises those demonstrating the best investment performance, the best impact on an investee company, the most innovation in product development, and the most engagement in adviser outreach.. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Albion Capital
  • Calculus Capital
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Mercia Fund Managers
  • MMC Ventures
  • Octopus Investments
  • Oxford Capital
  • Seneca

GROWTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Our highest accolade for investee companies, recognising scale up businesses and their founders/CEOs. Open to any business that has used growth capital to scale and will be judged on how that investment and associated support has been optimised – including growth metrics and deployment. Find out more

Finalists:

  • ASI Data Science
  • Avid Technology
  • Depop
  • Gousto
  • Monica Vinader
  • Push Doctor
  • Quiqup
  • Revolut
  • Thoughtonomy

BEST ANGEL SYNDICATE

Supported by UKBAA

Open to angel investors that are co-investing as a recognised angel syndicate. This award is looking to spotlight a syndicate that has invested in and had a measurable ‘impact beyond investment’ on an SME. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Green Angel Syndicate
  • Oxford Capital Co-Investor Circle

CORPORATE INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Open to Corporate investors that have placed venture capital in an SME. This award will recognise a corporate that can demonstrate a significant impact on the growth story of an SME. <https://growthinvestorawards.com/categories/corporate-investor-of-the-year/”>Find out more

Finalists:

  • To be announced

INDUSTRY CHAMPION

This award recognises a high profile and influential individual who has championed growth capital or tax efficient investment. Find out more

Winner:

  • To be announced the night of Wednesday, 7 November

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