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We’re delighted to confirm our 2022 categories.

Entries are now open via our online platform. Simply click the ‘view entry forms’ button for more information and to enter.

 

Investment Providers/Offers

Open to any investment manager specialising in AIM investments qualifying for Business Property Relief. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across investee company selection, investment volume and inflows, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in non AIM based investments qualifying for Business Property Relief. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across investee selection, investment volume and performance, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes that has entered the market since 6th April 2020. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since that date, assessing any innovation in your strategy, your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes with a specialist focus on a particular area of underlying investments. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in AIM investments qualifying for Venture Capital Trusts. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across investee company selection, investment volume and inflows, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in non AIM based investments qualifying for Venture Capital Trusts. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across investee selection, investment volume and performance, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Open to any investment manager specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Recognising any type of investment platform, including angel networks and crowdfunding platforms. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across volume of investment, user experience, product innovation, and business impact.

Impact & Sustainability

This award recognises an investor that takes a diverse and inclusive approach to investing and supporting their portfolio companies, an investor that has gone above and beyond to deliver mindful investment practices and a positive impact on people, productivity and planet, with particular attention paid to the 5 pillars of mindful investment: Communication, Health, Equality, Connections, and Knowledge.

This award is not open for entries. The winner of this award is determined by the Advisory Board and announced at the awards ceremony.

Based on an investment made since 6th April 2021, the judges will be assessing the impact of the investment on the investee business, focusing on how funding has been deployed and how growth has been enabled by the fund manager during the investment term.

Based on an investment made since 6th April 2021, the judges will be assessing the impact of the investment on the investee business and the region in which the investee business is based, focusing on how funding has been deployed and how growth has been enabled by the fund manager during the investment term.

Innovation & Excellence

Open to any growth investment provider that has introduced an innovative new product or service to the market since 6th April 2020. The judges will assess the overall impact of the innovation based on its effect on funding volumes, value for investee companies, challenges overcome, customer feedback, and business impact.

Entries are welcomed for any type of exit strategy implemented since 6th April 2021. The judges will be assessing your success in a case study that highlights investment performance against initial strategy and targets, value added to the investee business, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Entries are welcomed for any type of investor financial return achieved since 6th April 2021. The judges will be assessing your success in a case study that specifically highlights outstanding investment performance.

Open to individual financial advisers who support clients to engage with and benefit from the growth investment industry. The judges will assess performance based on overall impact, including education and advisory services, applying expertise that adds value, promoting compliance and tax-efficiency, overcoming challenges, customer feedback, and business impact.

Recognising wealth management companies that actively promote alternative investments. The judges will assess performance since 6th April 2021 based on overall impact, including education and advisory services, applying expertise that adds value, overcoming challenges, customer feedback, and business impact.

Our highest accolade for investment providers, this award recognises outstanding investment managers demonstrating the best investment performance, the best product and service developments, and the best ‘impact beyond investment’ on customers and the wider business community.

Open to any team within your organisation working in the growth investment community to deliver exceptional results. Whether your team is dedicated to business development, customer service, marketing, advisory or something completely different, the judges will be looking for the team that has gone above and beyond to support their customers and colleagues whilst successfully delivering on their projects since 6th April 2021.

Entrants in all award categories are invited to nominate the individual within their own organisation that they believe has gone ‘above and beyond’ with their efforts to support clients, colleagues or portfolios through this year. The judges will assess the contribution based on supporting evidence provided by the nominee, and on overall impact.

Entrants in all award categories are invited to nominate the co-investment deal they believe should be recognised as most notable since 6th April 2021. The judges will be assessing the reasons for its notability, including number of co-investors, size of deal, any innovative features, the impact of the investment on the investee business, how funding has been deployed and how growth has been enabled by the co-investors during the investment term.

Venture Capital

Open to any investment manager specialising in non tax-advantaged Venture Capital. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2021, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

Based on activities since 6th April 2021, the judges will be assessing the impact of the the non tax-advantaged VC firm’s activities and investments, focusing on how the business operates and funding has been deployed and how growth has been enabled by the fund manager during the investment term.

Open to non tax-advantaged VC firms that have placed a particular focus on diversity in their service or offering. The judges will assess representation, transparency and disclosure, best practice, inclusion, delivery of diversity commitments and embedding diversity and inclusion into company culture.

 

 

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