Finalists revealed in Growth Investor Awards

Emerging-Market-Growth-Growing-General-700x450.jpgThe finalists have been revealed in the Growth Investor Awards, with advisers, wealth managers, platforms and investment managers making the shortlists.

The awards recognise firms and individuals aiding investment in small to medium enterprises.

A total of 56 entries were shortlisted, across 13 awards, including Best Investment Platform, Financial Adviser of the Year, Wealth Manager of the Year, Best AIM Investment Manager and Growth Investor of the Year.

Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, which organises the Growth Investor Awards, says: “It’s great to see so many new finalists this year and such a strong shortlist of industry leaders.

“As this industry grows there is a growing need for new and established players to differentiate themselves in the eyes of the advisory community and investors.”

Finalist entries will now go to a second round of judging to find a winner, with an independent panel of judges being drawn from within and outside the industry. Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday 3 November.

A selection of the shortlist includes:

Wealth Manager of the Year

  • Ascot Lloyd
  • Barclays Wealth
  • Carrington Investments
  • UBS
  • Westminster Wealth

Financial Adviser of the Year

  • Ed Holder, Holder & Combes
  • Jamie Perkins, Westminster Wealth
  • Jonothan MColgan, Combined Financial Strategies
  • Stephen Jones, Clear Solutions Wealth & Tax Management
  • Richard Spacey, LGT Vestra

Best VCT Investment Manager

  • Albion
  • Beringea
  • Foresight
  • YFM Equity Partners

Best AIM Investment Manager

  • Close Brothers
  • Guinness Asset Management
  • PUMA Investments
  • Unicorn

Growth Investor of the Year

  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Hargreave Hale
  • Mercia Technologies
  • MMC Ventures
  • Octopus Investments
  • TIME Investments

Most Impactful Investment

  • Cyrus Investment Management
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Foresight
  • Seneca Partners

Best Investment Platform

  • Crowdcube
  • Kuber Ventures
  • QVentures
  • Seedrs
  • Syndicate Room
  • Venture Founders