Wednesday 12 May – The Growth Investor Awards 2021 announces its return to a live in-person awards ceremony with the inclusion of Mainspring Fund Services as sponsor for the category of Best New Product or Service.

The Best New Product or Service award will be presented at a black-tie awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday November 4, 2021 at our new prestigious venue, London Hilton on Park Lane.

The illustrious Best New Product or Service award recognises growth investment providers who have introduced an innovative new product or service to the market since 6th April 2019. The judges will assess the overall impact of the innovation based on its impact on funding volumes, value for investee companies, challenges overcome, customer feedback, and business growth impact.

Neil Clark, Chief Operating Officer at the firm, commented: “After an extraordinary year of change across society and business and increasing climate pressures, innovation energies are surging across many many industries. Not to be outdone, growth investors are also innovating and we very much look forward to hearing more about the innovative new products and services emerging within our own industry.”

In this seventh year of the awards, we’re proud that our winners and our audience will be at the forefront of the ‘investment-led recovery’ that the UK government has tasked with leading the nation back to economic prosperity.

Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director at Intelligent Partnership, the organiser of the awards says, “This is a year in which the growth investment industry has had to show exactly what it’s made of and it hasn’t disappointed. AIM recovered faster and performed better than the main markets, income investments remained open for business and paying returns, investment inflows rose, and resilient and versatile incumbents acted swiftly to keep businesses funded and exploit new opportunities.

He adds, “We shouldn’t underestimate the expertise and experience that went into those outcomes at a time of phenomenal uncertainty, massive volatility and enforced operational chaos. So, to honour the amazing achievements, we’ll be gathering our deserving finalists and audience for our biggest celebration ever.”

All 19 categories for the Growth Investor Awards are now open for entries until July 13. More information about the selection process and previous winners is available on the Growth Investor Awards’ website:

About the Growth Investor Awards
Now in their seventh year, the Growth Investor Awards are organised by Intelligent Partnership with industry supporters such as BVCA, Centre for Entrepreneurs, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, EISA, ScaleUp Institute, The Supper Club, The Entrepreneurs Network, UK Business Angels Association, and UK Crowdfunding. Sponsors include Exact Libris, Kin Fund Services, Mainspring, MICAP and RW Blears.



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