1. Am I eligible to enter the Growth Investor Awards?
Any organisation or individual involved in putting investment to work in SMEs can enter the Growth Investor Awards including Entrepreneurs & Business Leaders, Fund Managers, Wealth Managers, Financial Advisers, Private Equity & Venture Capital Companies, Angel Networks and Investment Platforms. You cannot enter if you sponsor any of the award categories.
2. Why should I enter?
A two stage judging process supported by an Advisory Board of industry leaders and an independent panel adds credibility and prestige to recognition through the Growth Investor Awards. Finalists are guaranteed a dedicated feedback and benchmarking report on areas of improvement and all finalists are offered an opportunity to participate in a coordinated PR campaign across industry, business and national media.
3. How do I enter?
To enter the Growth Investor Awards simply select the award category(ies) most relevant to your achievements and fill in and submit the entry form(s). The completed entry form(s) must be submitted by July 13, 2021. Entrants must pay a fee of £225 + VAT* per entry. You can opt to pay by credit card at the point of entry, otherwise invoices will be issued upon our receipt of each entry form.
An early bird discount is available for all entries submitted between May 11, 2021 and June 11, 2021. Any entries submitted in that period will be charged £195 + VAT.
*There is no entry fee for the Financial Adviser of the Year award or the Wealth Manager of the Year award, which are for individuals rather than companies. The entry fee for the Growth Champion of the Year award is covered by the sponsor.
4. How is it judged?
There is a two stage judging process for the Growth Investor Awards based on the entry form. An initial shortlist of all entries submitted by the deadline will identify finalists in each award category. Finalist entries will automatically go forward to a second round where a panel of between three and five independent judges for each award will score each entry. Scores from each panel judge will be collated to determine the overall winner. In the event of a tie, a winner will be determined by consensus.
5. When are finalists announced?
Finalists will be announced in the week commencing August 16, 2021 ahead of the awards ceremony on Thursday November 4, 2021. All finalists are given a finalist logo and a press release to publish on their website and distribute to their media channels and customer / partner networks to optimise their recognition.
6. How confidential is the judging process?
Information supplied in the entry form is completely confidential and will not be published or shared with third parties. All judges must sign a confidentiality agreement before they are given access to entry forms.
7. What is a feedback report?
A Feedback & Benchmarking Report based on scores from each entry will provide feedback to all shortlisted entrants, highlighting areas of improvement. The cost of administering the report is included in the entry fee and creates value for everyone entering the Growth Investor Awards.
8. When will I find out if I have won?
All winners will be revealed during the Growth Investor Awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday November 4, 2021. Each winner will receive a trophy for their award category, along with a press release to publish on their website and distribute to their media channels and customer / partner networks.
9. How can I attend the Growth Investor Awards Gala Dinner?
Entrants will be sent an email with a link to book a table to attend the awards ceremony as soon as we open table bookings.
10. Who organises the Growth Investor Awards?
The Growth Investor Awards are organised by Intelligent Partnership, the UK’s leading provider of education and insights on alternative investment. We engage our 6,000+ subscriber community of advisers, wealth managers and financial services professionals through a year-round programme of content that includes award-winning digital and printed reports, video content, and live events – accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI) and Personal Finance Society (PFS). This thought-leadership activity is supported by the industry’s top providers and jointly promoted with over 50 affiliate partners. Find out more at intelligent-partnership.com