All 2020 finalists announced

We’re excited to reveal the finalists across 18 categories!




December, 2020
Virtual event


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.


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“These awards shine a light on how partnering with the right investors is crucial to the UK’s growing SMEs.”


Christian May
Editor, CITYAM

“The work that entrepreneurs and investors do is vital. And the jobs they create add twice as much value, on average, as other jobs in the economy.”


Chris Philp, MP
Entrepreneur and PPS to HM Treasury Ministers

“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
Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

“Every single stage of our journey has depended on capital that has wanted to invest in us and allow us to develop.”


Alex Cheatle
CEO and Founder of TEN Group


Our award sponsors



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.


City A.M.


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City A.M is London’s first free daily business newspaper. It covers financial and business news as well as sport and contemporary lifestyle. City A.M. is distributed at more than 250 carefully chosen commuter hubs across London and the home counties, as well as 1,600 offices throughout the City, Canary Wharf and other areas of high business concentration, giving it a daily readership in excess of 399,000 professionals.




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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.


The Entreprenures Network


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The Entrepreneurs Network is a think tank for the ambitious owners of Britain’s fastest growing businesses and aspirational entrepreneurs. Through research, events and the media, we bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and policymakers to help make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business. We are the Secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Entrepreneurship.




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The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association for angel and early-stage investment, representing over 160 member organisations and around 18,000 investors. Business angels in the UK collectively invest an estimated £1.5 billion per annum and are therefore the UK’s largest source of investment for startups and early-stage businesses seeking to grow.




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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.




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The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) was founded in 1932 to represent the interests of the investment trust industry – the oldest form of collective investment. Today, the AIC represents a broad range of investment companies, incorporating investment trusts, VCTs and other closed-end funds.


The Clubhouse


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The Clubhouse is London’s leading business members’ club and meeting space offering innovative, design led flexible meeting and work spaces created around the needs of both fast-growing SMEs and large corporates.


Tech London Advocates


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TECH LONDON ADVOCATES is an unrivalled collection of tech leaders, experts and investors uniting to form the most influential group in tech. With no government backing, this is the voice of the private sector in London.