We’re delighted to confirm our 2024 categories.

 

Investment Providers/Offers

Open to wealth management and stockbroking firms offering discretionary AIM portfolio investment management services. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service over the last financial year, assessing your success across investee selection, portfolio performance, investment volume and inflows, efforts to champion the AIM market, customer feedback, and overall business impact.

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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 2023, assessing your success across investee company selection, investment volume and inflows, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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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 2023, assessing your success across investee selection, investment volume and performance, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes which has had a minimum of 3 EIS exits at or above par and has an AUM above £50 million. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes which has not had sufficient exits to meet the criteria for our Best EIS Investment Manager category. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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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 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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Open to any investment manager specialising in Venture Capital Trusts. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2023, assessing your success across investee company selection, investment volume and inflows, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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Open to any firm managing a VCT that doesn’t yet have a 5-year track record. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2022, assessing your success across investee selection, investment volume and performance, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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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 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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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 2023, assessing your success across volume of investment, user experience, product innovation, and business impact.

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Impact & Sustainability

Open to entrants in all award categories that have placed a particular focus on ESG in their service or offering. The judges will assess certifications, transparency and disclosure, independent ratings, best practice, the sustainability of outcomes, delivery of ESG commitments and embedding ESG into company culture.

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Based on an investment made since 6th April 2023, 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.

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Based on an investment made since 6th April 2023, 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.

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Open for entry mid-April

Innovation & Excellence

Open to any growth investment provider that has introduced an innovative new product or service to the market since 6th April 2022. 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.

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Entries are welcomed for any type of exit strategy implemented since 6th April 2023. 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.

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Entries are welcomed for any type of investor financial return achieved since 6th April 2023. The judges will be assessing your success in a case study that specifically highlights outstanding investment performance.

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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.

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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 2023.

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Venture Capital

Open to any investment manager specialising in Venture Capital. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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Open to Emerging VCs who have raised their first or second funds. The judges will be looking at your impact on your portfolio companies, your reputation in the market, your approach and case studies.

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Open to any investment manager specialising in Venture Capital, with focus on regional investments. The judges will be looking at the performance of your service since 6th April 2023, assessing your success across business performance, investment inflows, impact on the investee, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.

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