LightTower Partners to sponsor the Financial Adviser of the Year award at Growth Investor Awards 2018

The Financial Adviser of the Year award will be presented at the black tie awards ceremony for 450 guests on Wednesday 7 November at Royal Lancaster London

All 18 categories at Growth Investor Awards 2018 are open for entry by 1 June

Intelligent Partnership, the leading curator of research and insights on the UK’s SME investment ecosystem, is thrilled to announce that LightTower Partners will be sponsoring the Financial Adviser of the Year award for the fourth consecutive year at the Growth Investor Awards 2018.

The landmark event, taking place on the evening of 7 November at Royal Lancaster London, is at the centre of the capital debate in the UK, and key to celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals that tirelessly support SMEs.

The Financial Adviser of the Year award recognises an individual financial adviser who combines exceptional expertise in alternative investments with proactive promotion of the sector.

When deciding who to award with the title of Financial Adviser of the Year, the judges consider a raft of factors, such as advisers’ application of expertise to add value for their clients, approach to compliance and regulation, risk management and overall promotion of alternative investments.

Last year, our judging panel, awarded the Financial Adviser of the Year award to Dennis Hall of Yellowtail. He was unanimously praised for his exemplary client-driven, risk-mitigation approach, excellent industry knowledge and impressive 11-year track record.

LightTower Partners, formerly LGBR Tax – the tax efficient affiliate of LGBR Capital – has sponsored the category since its inception, demonstrating a continued commitment to venture capital funding in the UK, and the key role that financial advisers play

Jack Rose, Head of Tax Efficient Products at LightTower Partners commented:

“The last couple of years have seen a real shift in momentum in the alternative investment sector. So the LightTower Partners adviser education initiative and support for advisers has become increasingly important. We are always impressed by the calibre of advisers active in sector, so LightTower Partners is delighted to support the ‘Financial Adviser of the Year’ category for the fourth consecutive year. We are covering the cost of entry to the category to encourage as many advisers as possible to enter.”

All 18 categories for the awards are now open until 1 June. Please visit the Growth Investor Awards’ website to enter.

Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will give one of the keynote speeches at the glamorous black tie ceremony for 450 guests.

Guy Tolhurst, managing director at Intelligent Partnership, reflected on the wider purpose of the Growth Investor Awards 2018:

“We know that scale-up and high-growth businesses are vital assets to a balanced economy. These businesses make a disproportionate contribution to job creation, skills development and regional productivity. The SME investment industry, which gained renewed support in the last Budget, is invaluable to that shared goal. The Growth Investor Awards were conceived to recognise their successes and achievements.”

Tolhurst went on to illuminate on the rigorous two-stage judging process which underscores the prestige of the awards:

“Last year we received 106 entries across 16 different categories, with the winners and finalists chosen by an independent panel of 35 judges. In shaping the bespoke categories against which each entrant for each award is scored, we look to the guidance of our advisory board of CEOs, founders, investors and advisers working with government.

“The Growth Investor Awards 2018 are set to be the biggest yet, and the timing has never been more crucial. With a reinvigorated SME investment ecosystem optimistic about positive change following the Patient Capital Review, we look forward to shining a light on the whole industry and I’d like to wish everyone the very best of luck.”

More information about how to enter, categories, the selection process and previous winners is available on the Growth Investor Awards’ website:

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