The Supper Club, the UK’s leading membership club exclusively for fast growth entrepreneurs and CEOs, has announced its support of the Growth Investor Awards as a supporting partner.

Guy Tolhurst, IP’s Managing Director, commented: “Like Intelligent Partnership, The Supper Club educates and inspires its community all year round with high quality events and introductions that enable members to make the most informed decisions. By working in partnership, IP can engage Britain’s best founders and CEOs who have optimised growth capital to scale up. The Supper Club can help its members to gain the recognition they deserve, secure further investment, and attract senior talent.”

Open to any organisation or individual putting investment to work in SMEs, the Growth Investor Awards recognise those enabling start up and ‘scale up’ businesses to realise their full potential and drive Britain’s economic recovery.

Jane Gomez, Director at The Supper Club, commented: “We are supporting the campaign to find the Growth Champion of the Year because celebrating these job and wealth creators aligns with our mission to help make Britain the most enterprising nation in the world. We know that it’s not easy to build and scale a sustainable business, and so those who do so deserve to be recognised and championed, and this award is a great way to bring their success stories to life.”

Sponsored by Smith & Williamson, the Growth Champion of the Year award recognises scale up businesses and their founders or CEOs. This new award is open to any UK-based scale-up with a turnover of no less than £3m in 2016 that has best used EIS, SEIS or VCT investment for growth. Focusing on how the investment and associated support has been optimised, judges will consider a range of growth metrics including revenues and job creation. The panel will also look at how investment has been deployed to enable future growth.

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 for each relevant award category. As part of Smith & Williamson’s sponsorship of this award, there is no entry fee for Growth Champion of the Year. All information about the Growth Investor Awards, including award categories, criteria and how to enter, can be found at

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