1. Who can enter?
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 request the entry form(s). The completed entry form(s) must be submitted by Friday 1st June 2018. Entrants must pay a fee of £195 + VAT* per entry and payment must be received by Friday 1st June 2018 deadline to be considered for shortlist.
*There is no entry fee for the Financial Adviser of the Year award, the Wealth Manager of the Year or the Industry Champion 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 throughout July-September 2018*. 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.
*The Growth Champion of the Year shortlist will be announced on Friday 3rd August 2018, and Growth Champion of the Year finalists will be announced on Thursday 3rd August 2017.
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 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?
With the exception of the Industry Champion, who will be invited to accept their award after being voted for by the Advisory Board, all winners will be revealed at the Growth Investor Awards Gala Dinner on the evening of Wednesday 7th November 2018. Each winner will be presented with a trophy in front of their peers on the night. Winners will also receive a winner logo for their award category and press release including a judge’s comment and photo from the ceremony on the morning after the event 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?
Finalists are not obliged to take a table at the awards dinner, but it does provide an opportunity to celebrate achievements with the team, clients and partners. The cost of a table for ten guests at the Growth Investor Awards is £2,995 + VAT and includes ten invitations to a champagne reception, a three course dinner with coffee and petit fours, five bottles of wine and five bottles of water. All finalists are encouraged to attend to ensure a representative is available for the trophy presentation plus photo, film and PR opportunities on the night.
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 5,000+ 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