LONDON, 26 April 2019 — City AM, London’s leading financial news service, is supporting two awards ceremonies that shine a light on fast-growing small businesses in the UK and the capital providers that support them.
The Growth Investor Awards and the Growth Finance Awards celebrate ambitious young businesses and the investors, lenders and people that support them along their journeys. The awards also showcase the range of capital that helps small companies to grow, from equity crowdfunding to invoice financing, venture capital to bank loans.
“I’m delighted to welcome CityAM as a media partner of this year’s Growth Investor Awards and Growth Finance Awards. As a longtime advocate of business growth and entrepreneurialism, it’s great that CityAM – the voice of the world’s financial capital – has partnered with us for both of this year’s awards,” says Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director at Intelligent Partnership, the organisation behind both events.
Christian May, Editor of CityAM, says about the Growth Investor Awards: “These awards shine a light on how partnering with the right investors is crucial to the UK’s growing SMEs.”
About the Growth Finance Awards he adds: “Entrepreneurs are vital to the UK economy and finding the right partners is essential for a growing company.”
What truly sets these awards apart from other industry offerings is their commitment to championing real purpose beyond money with a meaningful mission to create rewarding outcomes for all.
These unique awards programmes send out a clear message to budding and successful entrepreneurs alike. Taking appropriate capital – along with the added support that quality providers should offer – can be among the most positive decisions that entrepreneurs can make on their growth journey.
Now in their fifth year, the Growth Investor Awards recognise the stellar work of individuals and companies in the small business investment community that help businesses to create jobs and wealth. These landmark awards recognise those providers that enable start-up and scale-up businesses to realise their full potential and drive Britain’s economic prosperity.
Following Intelligent Partnership’s ground-breaking 100 Stories of Growth campaign, hundreds of entrepreneurs have told us which types of financial capital they want to use to fuel their growth. Growth finance is clearly gaining strong momentum in the small business community in the UK.
By launching the Growth Finance Awards this year, we’re shining a well-deserved light on the people and companies that offer more than finance to support entrepreneurs and champion small business.
Each winner in each strongly contested category will be selected by an independent panel of highly experienced judges in the small business investment and finance communities. These impartial judges will select skilled professionals and companies that demonstrate innovation in investment products and services, impact on investee performance, and how growth capital is deployed.
Entries for both awards are still open. The Growth Investor Awards are accepting entries until June 28, while the Growth Finance Awards are accepting entries until May 31. Entry forms can be found on the websites linked above.
The partnership with CityAM is an exciting new step for both awards, bringing extra exposure to the finalists and winners of the competition. And crucially, by showcasing the most successful funding partnerships with small businesses, it will help emphasise how important it is for entrepreneurs to find the right sources of capital.
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