Finalists announced

Intermediaries ⇒



Celebrating the role of the UK SME investment community in job and wealth creation, the Growth Investor Awards honour all those involved in putting investment to work in high potential businesses – from those providing or helping to source investment to those best optimising growth capital to scale.
Recognising impact beyond investment, these Awards highlight the value delivered to investors, businesses and Britain’s economy by Fund Managers, Wealth Managers, Financial Advisers, Private Equity & Venture Capital Companies, Corporate Investors, Angel Syndicates, Investment Platforms, and Entrepreneurs.

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24 November 2022 – London
Hilton on Park Lane

Our award sponsors


Adempi Associates


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We are a London-based compliance consultancy offering hands-on support and specialist advice to financial services firms on the regulatory issues affecting them. We cover all areas of FCA and European regulation that have an impact in the UK, and provide support to our clients across the full range of compliance topics.


British Business Bank


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The British Business Bank is the largest domestic backer of Venture Capital funds in the UK. Established in 2006, the Enterprise Capital Funds programme helps those looking to operate in the UK market to raise venture capital funds specifically targeting early-stage small businesses believed to have long-term growth potential.
The Enterprise Capital Funds (ECF) programme combines private and public money to make equity investments into high growth businesses.

We look to increase the supply of equity to UK growth companies and to lower the barriers to entry for fund managers looking to operate in the VC market. We do this to encourage venture capital funds to operate in a part of the market where smaller businesses are not able to access the growth capital they need.




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With over 200 staff and 33 partners, BWB is a professional services consultancy combining a top legal practice with impact, advisory and compliance advisory services. The firm works with a wide range of clients, large and small, across a variety of sectors – from established businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovative start-ups and high-profile individuals.


Kin Fund Services


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Kin Fund Services helps asset managers launch and operate Venture Capital funds. As the fund services arm of Kin Group, the firm provides a broad range of services to both retail and institutional funds; ranging from fund management to fund administration and compliance consultancy. We are passionate about alignment of interests and working in a fair and transparent way. We are Kin.


Libris Exact


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Libris is an Ultrasecure SaaS, full spectrum tax-efficient and alternative asset investment management system, comprising digital application processes, inbuilt CRM, investor onboarding and portfolio management, cash and charges administration, adviser charge accounting, allotments into portfolio companies, portfolio company controls and ongoing due diligence, digital EIS3 generation, custodian interfaces, API’s, investor reporting and on-line portals for Investors, Advisers and Investee Companies.




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Mainspring is a leading supplier of fund administration and custody services to private equity, venture capital, EIS, and other alternative fund managers in the UK. Founded in 2010, our service is designed to support and flex to our client’s needs and to evolve in tandem with changing requirements. We employ private equity experienced and business-oriented staff to ensure clients receive a high quality tailored service.

Mainspring was founded to empower our fund managers to focus on their portfolio, safe in the knowledge that Mainspring would provide the core to their fund operations, allowing them to be confident in the governance of their funds and reporting to investors.




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MI Capital Research Ltd (MICAP) is a provider of quality independent due diligence and research into the alternative investment market.

Founded in 2013, MICAP also provides an innovative and user-friendly online system for advisors and investors considering EIS, VCT, SEIS and BPR investment.

The market for investments benefiting from these government incentives has been around for many years, but their popularity has increased over the last few, as the government has increased the amounts that can be invested in order to encourage investment in small companies. Investors and advisors have also seen alternative investments as a way to diversify away from traditional investments, seeking better returns and high growth opportunities while gaining the benefit of government tax incentives.

Advisors too are looking more closely at these investments for the many financial planning opportunities they provide through income and capital gains tax deferral and relief, inheritance tax exemption and the tax free treatment of dividends and growth.

The investment and tax benefits combined have attracted many new offers into the market and understandably private investors and advisors now seek clarity to help them to review the increasing number of alternative investment offers available and to refine and support their investment selections.

MICAP has entered this market with highly qualified and experienced sector experts to help fulfil this need. MICAP’s commitment is to empower investors and advisors with information and analysis on these exciting investment opportunities.


RW Blears


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RW Blears is a specialist boutique firm of corporate finance lawyers advising mainly alternative investment funds and their managers. We also act for renewable energy developers, media companies and angel investors.

Our clients include a wide range of EIS funds, Venture Capital Trusts, IHT Funds and other fund structures. We advise on the structuring and launch of new funds and the reorganisation of established funds. We also assist fund managers when making investments; these are often in development companies, management buyouts or other forms of sensitive or complex transactions. We work closely with those who finance and those who innovate and together with our clients we aim to be in the vanguard of change in the 21st Century.

As a partnership we are corporate lawyers, tax lawyers and regulatory lawyers, and individually each of us is all of these things. As well as being an established firm of lawyers, since 2 April 2014 we have become authorised by the FCA to endorse the promotion of new product launches thereby enabling us to nail our colours to the mast in support of our clients’ endeavours.


Shawbrook Bank


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Shawbrook is a rapidly growing UK specialist lending bank, serving the SME market with dedicated funding lines for a range of needs including change of ownership, working capital and business growth, as well as wholesale funding for non-bank specialist lenders. Throughout the investment lifecycle and whatever your strategy or sector focus, at Shawbrook we offer a range of debt finance solutions designed to support sponsor-backed UK SMEs including Unitranche and Growth Capital. Speak to our specialist team today to find out how we can support you on your next private equity or venture debt project.