16 winners celebrated their successes at The Royal Lancaster Hotel
on 8 November, 2017




Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Royal Lancaster Hotel, London
Dress code
Black tie

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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.


“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
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at BEIS

“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 and keynote speaker, Growth Investor Awards 2017


Our 2017 award sponsors


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Our esteemed partners and supporters


Fund Strategy


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Money Marketing is part of Centaur Communications. Centaur Media creates expert content and insight, engaging events and smart digital technology. From our digital media and iconic print brands to our award-winning events and cutting-edge data products, we enable and inspire the very best performance in a range of selected markets.


La Fosse Associates


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La Fosse Associates specialises in recruiting technology, digital and change talent from top to bottom. It recruits across the following areas: executive search; interim management; change and transformation; digital and development; ERP & CRM systems; information and cyber security; strategy and architecture; BI data and analytics.




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Beauhurst is a platform that helps professionals access data, research and insight on the UK’s startups and high-growth companies. Our customers include some of the UK’s leading organisations in professional services, higher education, banking and government.




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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.


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.