Mainspring Fund Services, the leading supplier of fund administration and custody services for alternative investment managers, has once again announced its support of the Awards as sponsor of Best EIS Investment Manager.

The Best EIS Investment Manager award recognizes providers specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes who can demonstrate innovation in product development and impact on SME growth.

Stephen Geddes, Managing Director of Mainspring Fund Services, commented: “Over 24,500 individual companies have received investment through the EIS scheme since it was launched in 1993, and over £14bn of funds have been raised according to HMRC. As a leading supplier of fund administration and custody services to private equity, venture capital, EIS, and other alternative fund managers in the UK, Mainspring is proud to support the Growth Investor Awards in its campaign to recognise the impact beyond investment of the SME fund management community. By providing the core of their fund operations, Mainspring empowers fund managers to focus on their portfolio and enable growth within their investee companies.”

MMC Ventures was named Best EIS Investment Manager in 2015, beating finalists including runner up Calculus Capital, Parkwalk Advisors, Puma Investments and TIME Investments.

Commenting on the win, Daniel Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership & Chair of Judges said: “Judges praised MMC for its ongoing support of portfolio companies and were impressed with its Growth Generation Fund – which demonstrates real innovation in making the asset class more accessible to younger investors.”

The deadline for submissions is 24th June. Any company or individual meeting the criteria can enter the Growth Investor Awards by filling in an entry form and paying an entry fee (£195 + VAT) for each relevant award category. Organiser Intelligent Partnership will announce the finalists in July – when finalist entries will be submitted for a second round of judging. Winners in 14 award categories will be revealed at a black tie dinner for 350 movers and shakers at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on 3rd November. All information about the Growth Investor Awards, including award categories, criteria and how to enter, can be found at

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