RW Blears, a boutique firm of corporate finance lawyers advising mainly alternative investment funds and their managers, has once again announced its support of the Awards as sponsor of Best SEIS Investment Manager.

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

Frank Daly, Partner at RW Blears LLP, commented: “Since SEIS was launched in 2012, 4,660 individual companies have received investment through the scheme and £424m in investment has been raised, according to HMRC. Like SEIS, the Growth Investor Awards has quickly established itself as an important part of the alternative investment landscape. RW Blears supports both in encouraging more alternative investment managers to look seriously at investment in start-ups – providing a much needed boost to our entrepreneurial community.”

Daedalus Partners won Best SEIS Investment Manager in 2015, triumphing against Jenson Funding Partners and runner up Symvan Capital.

Commenting on the win, Daniel Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership & Chair of Judges said: “An early leader in SEIS funding with a good track record, Daedalus impressed judges with its highly organised, efficient approach; its engagement with investors; and its work to build profile with advisers.”

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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