2018 WINNERS

BBC presenter Claudia Winkleman hosted the 2018 Growth Investor Awards ceremony. Over 450 movers and shakers from the UK’s vibrant SME investment community attended the fourth annual black-tie dinner to celebrate the stellar success of 16 award winners. Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton opened up the ceremony with a keynote speech. The exclusive event featured a second keynote speech from a serial entrepreneur and motivational speaker Caspar Craven.

A two-stage judging process to determine 16 winners from 86 finalists was supported by a panel of 37 independent expert judges. The winners and runners-up for the 2018 Growth Investor Awards are:

 

INDUSTRY CHAMPION

Winner –  Jenny Tooth OBE

 

EXIT OF THE YEAR

Winner – Par Equity (ICS Learn)
• Runner up – Albion Capital (Grapeshot)
• One to Watch – Foresight (Simulity Labs)

 

MOST IMPACTFUL INVESTMENT, sponsored by Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance

Winner – Ingenious (Mindful Education)
• Runner up – Deepbridge Capital (Acorn Partners)

 

INDUSTRY GAME CHANGER, sponsored by MICAP

Winner – Seedrs
• Runner up – Grant Thornton
• One to Watch – Outlier Ventures

 

BEST INVESTMENT PLATFORM, sponsored by Aston Lark

Winner – Wealth Club
• Runner up – Seedrs

 

BEST ANGEL SYNDICATE

Winner – Oxford Capital CoInvestor
• Runner up – Green Angel Syndicate

 

BEST SEIS INVESTMENT MANAGER, sponsored by RW Blears LLP

Winner – Symvan Capital
• Runner up – Deepbridge Capital
• One to Watch – Sapphire Capital Partners

BEST BR INVESTMENT MANAGER – AIM , sponsored by Reyker

Winner – Octopus Investments
• Runner up – Stellar Asset Management
• One to watch – Thorntons Investments

 

BEST BR INVESTMENT MANAGER – Non-AIM , sponsored by Reyker

Winner – TIME Investments
• Runner up – Octopus Investments
• One to watch – Triple Point

 

BEST AIM PORTFOLIO SERVICE, sponsored by Exact Financial Services

Winner – Close Brothers
• Runner up – Thorntons Investments

 

BEST EIS INVESTMENT MANAGER, sponsored by Mainspring

Winner – Calculus Capital
• Runner up – MMC Ventures
• One to watch – Seneca

 

BEST VCT INVESTMENT MANAGER, sponsored by Crowe UK

Winner – Octopus Investments
• Runner up – Albion Capital

 

FINANCIAL ADVISER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by LightTower Partners

Winner – Stephen Jones (Clear Solutions)
• Runner up – Jonothan McColgan (CFS)
• One to Watch – Vanessa Townshend (Springfield)

 

 

WEALTH MANAGER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Kin Capital

Winner – Barclays Wealth Management 
• Runner up – UBS
• One to Watch – Amicus Wealth

 

GROWTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Smith & Williamson

Winner – Thoughtonomy
• Runner up – Depop
• One to Watch – Avid Technology

 

 

GROWTH INVESTOR OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Beauhurst

Winner – Albion Capital
• Runner up – MMC Ventures
• One to Watch – Oxford Capital

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2018 RUNNERS UP

  

  

  

  

  

 

2018 ONES TO WATCH