2017 Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Grant Thornton


Grant Thornton UK is a leading financial and business adviser with over 4,000 partners and staff operating from 30 locations nationwide. The firm has an unrivalled track record in advising AIM-listed companies, or those seeking to be listed, built up over the 15 years that the market has been in existence. grant-thornton.co.uk

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Growth Company Investor


Growth Company Investor is widely recognised as the UK’s leading authority on fast-growing companies. With a team of 12 dedicated researchers and experienced journalists, our coverage is extensive as well as insightful. We interview on average 400 CEOs every year and we track over 2,000 companies. Published ten times a year, the magazine offers subscribers unrivalled insight into high-potential smaller companies delivered direct to your door. Each issue covers over 200 companies, with company news, expert share recommendations, informative features, research, specialist columns, directors’ dealings, brokers’ tips and much, much more. Subscribers also benefit from daily online updates, including smaller company recommendations as they are unearthed, company updates, over 2,000 smaller company commentaries, email newsletters and deep archives. You can also access share prices, charts, portfolios and search tools online. growthcompany.co.uk

Award Sponsors

Argus Vickers

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Argus Vickers provides a complete Intelligent Shareholder Analysis service which enables you to track the real beneficial owners on a company share register.

We identify the shareholders behind Nominee accounts and track their trading behaviour.

This intelligence is key for building strong investor relationships, developing efficient corporate communication and identifying investment trends of Fund Managers and Beneficial Owners.

Argus Vickers Limited: 64 London Wall, London EC2M 5TP               Contact Tel: 0207 256 8383 or sales@argusvickers.com


Dorsey & Whitney


Dorsey is an international firm with over 550 lawyers in North America, Europe and Asia.  Some of the world’s most successful companies count on Dorsey to help them meet legal and business challenges.  Dorsey serves a wide variety of industries, with a particular focus on healthcare, banking, agriculture, food and beverage, energy, mining and infrastructure.



GrowthBusiness.co.uk is an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-g
rowth enterprises. It offers a goldmine of practical information, insights and inspiration for established businesses that are achieving rapid expansion, helping them overcome obstacles to their growth and maximise their potential. growthbusiness.co.uk

Newgate Communications

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Newgate Communications is one of the fastest-growing fully integrated communications consultancies in the world. Our Financial PR team works across many industries and sectors, with a particular focus on technology, financial services, industrials, infrastructure and energy, property, food and retail, but with clients in a host of other areas too. Amongst our specialisms are fast growing companies, with clients ranging from highly innovative technology start-ups to suppliers of world leading testing equipment to the top 20 global automotive manufacturers.

Alongside our expertise in Financial PR and Investor Relations, Newgate’s team features leading advisors in corporate communications and crisis and issues management, public and regulatory affairs, local stakeholder engagement and regional PR, underpinned by a deep knowledge of traditional and online media and other communications channels. Our joined up approach means that we deliver consistently and confidently on our promise to support you in engaging with every audience, from the grassroots to the boardroom.

With a network of offices across the UK, in Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester, and also in Abu Dhabi, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, Newgate is exceptionally well-placed to help you talk to your shareholders and other key stakeholders wherever they are in the world.



Perivan – The complete service provider for all shareholder, investor and board communications

Perivan Financial Print  – Trusted to work with PLCs, asset managers, corporate finance and public relations teams to design and produce over 600 annual reports and the full range of shareholder communication documents.

Virtualboardroom – A board portal enabling company secretaries to collaborate with others to securely compile, distribute and store board packs and other relevant governance information. Directors can view their documents on the move and in real-time in hard copy print, on any electronic device or on the dedicated VBR app for iPad viewing and annotation.



Travers Smith

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Travers Smith is an international full service law firm, which acts for over 70 publicly-listed companies as well as private companies, financial institutions and private equity clients on complex UK and cross-border transactions.

The firm is defined by its independence, unique culture, deep commercial insight, progressive thinking and its ability to provide an incomparable client experience.

Our market leading lawyers get straight to the point of the commercial challenges our clients face and make it our business to understand their industries, their practical challenges and their principal goals for the future.

Combined with one of the highest staff retention rates in the City, this allows our clients to develop long-term relationships with consistent teams of exceptional lawyers who have a genuine in-depth understanding and interest in their businesses.


White Water Group


The White Water Group develops management teams before and after they float.

We provide executive coaching and transaction-related services such as road show preparation, team integration and board dynamics.

Our leadership psychologists and industry specialists work one-to-one or with the whole team, in close alignment with other advisers.



Working in partnership with growth companies

WHIreland has an established track record of working with corporate clients, offering advice, raising capital, providing research and ongoing support for quoted smaller companies with ambitions to grow. We currently represent  85 corporate clients across a wide range of sectors and geographies, making us one of the largest small-cap advisers in London. WHIreland is listed on AIM, with offices throughout the UK, and the Corporate Broking division represented in London, Bristol and Leeds.

We pride ourselves on giving our clients a bespoke and integrated service providing independent advice and leveraging our award-winning research capabilities.

Zeus Capital

zeus-sliderZeus Capital is an independent investment banking boutique uniquely placed to offer advice to companies in both public and private markets.  Zeus Capital delivers high quality, innovative and free thinking corporate finance advice to maximise and realise the value of equity in our clients’ businesses.

Zeus Capital has an award winning team with deep expertise and networks across M&A, private equity and public company advisory and is uniquely positioned in the mid-market to advise on and provide direct market access for multi-track transactions in the £20 million to £500 million deal size range.

Zeus Capital has offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham, covering Equity Sales and Research, Public Markets Advisory, Private Company and Private Equity Advisory, Family Offices and Institutional Equity Trading.  Zeus Capital has extensive sector knowledge supported by dedicated analyst resource.

Zeus Capital has advised on IPOs and RTOs with a gross value of £4 billion since January 2014, 25 Admissions to AIM since July 2013 and £1.7 billion Cash out for exiting shareholders since July 2013.

Contact details for Zeus Capital are noted below:


London Manchester Birmingham
41 Conduit Street 82 King Street 3 Brindleyplace
W1S 2YQ M2 4WQ B1 2JB
020 3829 5000 0161 831 1512 0121 231 7210

Zeus Capital Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; approved as a Nominated Adviser and Broker by the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. Registered in England and Wales No: 4417845

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