• Five leading investment providers beat off stiff competition to go forward as finalists for the coveted Growth Investor of the Year award, sponsored by Beauhurst

• The winner will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Wednesday 8 November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London

• Visit growthinvestorawards.com/finalists for a full list of all finalists and information about how to secure your place at this must-attend event

We’re delighted to announce the five finalists for the hotly contested 2017 Growth Investor of the Year award that will be presented at the third annual Growth Investor Awards in November. The five leading investment providers will go head to head in a second round of judging by our expert panel of judges, they are:

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

The Growth Investor of the Year award is the highest industry accolade for growth-focused investment providers, recognising investment performance, impact on investee companies and innovation in product development and outreach.

Toby Austin, CEO of Beauhurst and sponsor of the Growth Investor of the Year award commented: “We are passionate about helping business professionals discover and track the UK’s high-growth companies. Working with Intelligent Partnership helps us to showcase the power of our data, helping advisors and investors better understand market trends and opportunities, and provide a valuable resource for professionals across the country. We are particularly delighted to sponsor the Growth Investor of the Year award, the main accolade of what promises to be a tremendous evening.”

To date a total of 62 exemplary investment providers, high-growth SMEs, financial advisers and wealth managers have been recognised for their role in helping start-up and ‘scale-up’ businesses realise their full potential and power Britain’s economy.

Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: “The Growth Investor Awards celebrate the commitment, dedication and innovation of countless professionals who make Britain’s smaller-company ecosystem a magnet for world-class talent and success. We are very proud to honour their tireless energy, abilities and dedication that collectively help to power the UK economy from the bottom up.”

“As the smaller-business investment industry continues to go from strength to strength, so too have the volume and quality of entries for the highly coveted Growth Investor of the Year award. It’s certainly great to see a mix of seasoned investment houses and new names go forward. All five finalists deserve recognition for the commitment to investing in high-growth British businesses, the winner will be the provider that can evidence their impact on these businesses over and above the financial investment.”

Information about previous award winners, judges and selection criteria for each award can be found at growthinvestorawards.com.

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