BEST EIS INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by Mainspring Fund Services

Open to any investment manager specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes, this award is judged on investment volume, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists: 

  • Calculus Capital
  • CHF Media
  • Mercia Fund Management
  • MMC Ventures
  • Parkwalk Advisers
  • Puma Investments

BEST BPR INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by Reyker Securities

Open to any investment manager specialising in investments qualifying for Business Property Relief, this award is judged on investment volume and performance, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Downing
  • Foresight Group
  • Octopus Investments
  • Puma Investments
  • TIME Investments
  • Triple Point

 

BEST VCT INVESTMENT MANAGER

Open to any investment manager specialising in Venture Capital Trusts, this award is judged on investment volume, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists: 

  • Albion Capital
  • Amati Global Investors
  • Beringea
  • Foresight Group
  • Mobeus Equity Partners
  • YFM Equity Partners

 

BEST SEIS INVESTMENT MANAGER 
sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors

Open to any investment manager specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes, this award is judged on investment volume, impact on the investee company, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Daedalus Partners
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Goldfinch Entertainment
  • Startup Funding Club
  • Symvan Capital
  • Worth Capital

 

BEST AIM INVESTMENT MANAGER

sponsored by Exact Financial Systems

Open to any investment manager with an AIM VCT, AIM EIS or an AIM IHT portfolio service, this award is judged on the portfolios’s performance, investee selection, efforts to champion the AIM market, product development and adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Amati Global Investors
  • Close Brothers
  • Investec
  • Puma Investments
  • TIME Investments
  • Unicorn Asset Management

 

BEST INVESTMENT PLATFORM

Recognising any type of investment platform, including angel networks and crowdfunding, this award is based on volume of investment, user experience and product innovation. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Abundance
  • Downing Crowd
  • Force Over Mass
  • Kuber Ventures
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room

 

MOST IMPACTFUL INVESTMENT 
sponsored by Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

Based on a current investment, this award recognises the impact of the fund manager on the investee business by focusing on how funding has been deployed and growth or improvement has been enabled during the investment term. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Enterprise Investment Partners
  • Growthdeck
  • Oxford Capital
  • Par Equity

 

EXIT OF THE YEAR

Based on any type of exit, this award will be judged on investment performance against initial strategy and targets and value added to the investee business by the fund manager Find out more

Finalists:

  • Endeavour Ventures
  • Mercia Technologies
  • Parkwalk Advisors
  • Stellar Asset Management
  • YFM Equity Partners

 

INDUSTRY GAME CHANGER 
sponsored by MICAP

This award is open to any individual, company, product or platform provider that has demonstrably changed practice, perception or engagement in the alternative investment industry. Find out more

Finalists: 

  • Abundance
  • CoInvestor
  • Downing Crowd
  • Mercia Fund Management
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room

 

FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by LGBR Capital

Recognising individual financial advisers who actively promote alternative investments, this award is judged on how they educate themselves, how they apply expertise to add value for clients, and what they do to remain best able to advise on tax-efficient investments as part of their investment proposition. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Alistair Candlish, Carrington Investments
  • Dennis Hall, Yellowtail Financial Planning
  • Stephen Jones, Clear Solutions
  • Jonothan McColgan, Combined Financial Strategies
  • Nick Reeves, Tilney
  • Vanessa Townshend, Springfield Financial

 

WEALTH MANAGER OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by RAM Capital Partners

Recognising wealth management companies which actively promote alternative investments, this award is judged on how they optimise research and education, how they apply expertise to add value for clients, and how they promote such investments as part of their investment proposition. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Amicus Wealth
  • Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
  • Cazenove Capital
  • Johnston Campbell
  • UBS
  • Westminster Wealth Management

 

GROWTH INVESTOR OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by Beauhurst

Our highest accolade for investment providers, this award recognises those demonstrating the best investment performance, the best impact on an investee company, the most innovation in product development, and the most engagement in adviser outreach. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Albion Capital
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • MMC Ventures
  • NVM Private Equity
  • Stage Capital

 

GROWTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR 
sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Our highest accolade for investee companies, recognising scale up businesses and their founders/CEOs. Open to any business that has used growth capital to scale and will be judged on how that investment and associated support has been optimised – including growth metrics and deployment. Find out more

Finalists:

  • Blow LTD
  • Chop’d
  • Horizon Care & Education
  • Housekeep
  • Inspiresport
  • It’s All Good
  • Laundrapp
  • Lineup Systems

 

BEST ANGEL SYNDICATE

Open to angel investors that are co-investing as a recognised angel syndicate. This award is looking to spotlight a syndicate that has invested in and had a measurable ‘impact beyond investment’ on an SME. Find out more

Finalists:

To be announced in September.

 

CORPORATE INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Open to Corporate investors that have placed venture capital in an SME. This award will recognise a corporate that can demonstrate a significant impact on the growth story of an SME. Find out more

Finalists:

To be announced on 08/11/2017.

 

INDUSTRY CHAMPION

This award recognises a high profile and influential individual who has championed growth capital or tax efficient investment. Find out more

Winner:

To be announced on 08/11/2017.

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