Winners 2018

 

BROKER OF THE YEAR

Winner: finnCap

Sponsored by Growth Company Investor

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, finnCap & David Thornton

 CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR

Winner: Iain Ferguson – Stobart Group

Sponsored by Citi Commercial Bank


Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Iain Ferguson & Catherine Pierre

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Andrew Day – Keywords Studios

Sponsored by Cenkos

Cenkos

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Andrew Day & Julian Morse
 

DEAL OF THE YEAR

Winner: Restore’s acquisition of PHS Data Solutions

Sponsored by Perivan Financial

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Restore’s acquisition of PHS Data Solutions & John Ranson

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Andrew Wass – Gear4Music

Sponsored by Zeus Capital

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Andrew Wass & Darren Ellis

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Richard Hope – Treatt

Sponsored by Travers Smith

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Richard Hope & Adrian

FINTECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner: First Derivatives

Sponsored by Alma PR

AlmaPR

 

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, First Derivatives & Rebecca Sanders-Hewett

FUND MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Dan Nickols – Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Sponsored by Taurus

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Taurus & Tom Fyson

IPO OF THE YEAR

Winner: Alpha FX Group 

Sponsored by Argus Vickers

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Alpha FX Group & Susan Baldry

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Simon Moore – Pennant International Group

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer, Irwin Mitchell & Simon Griffiths

PR FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Camarco

Sponsored by What Investment

whatinvestment

Picture shows, left to right:

Julia Hartley-Brewer, Camarco & Ingrid Smith

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner: IQE

Sponsored by Grant Thornton

Grant Thrornton

 

Picture shows, left to right:
Julia Hartley-Brewer,Grant Thornton & Philip Secrett 

2018 Shortlist

Chairman of the Year

Sponsored by Citi Bank

Alan Aubrey – Ceres Power

Phil Dudderidge – Focusrite

Iain Ferguson – Stobart Group

Alan McWalter – Churchill China

John Nichols – Nichols

Peter Simmonds – CloudCall

Geoff Wilding – Victoria

Finance Director of the Year

Sponsored by Travers Smith

Andy Branchflower – Fever-Tree Drinks

James Brotherton – Tyman

Liz Dixon – Tristel

Simon Fuller – McColl’s Retail Group

Terry Hart – CityFibre Infrastructure

Richard Hope –  Treatt

Penny Ladkin-Brand – Future

Rakesh Sinha – PureCircle

Non-Executive Director of the Year

Sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Charmaine Eggberry – Blue Prism

Katrina Hart – Miton Group

Simon Moore – Pennant International Group

Adam Reynolds – EKF Diagnostics

Julie Sneddon – Ten Entertainment Group

PR Firm of the Year

Sponsored by What Investment

Alma PR

Buchanan

Camarco

FTI Consulting

MHP Communications

Newgate Communications

Redleaf Communications

Vigo Communications

Walbrook PR

Yellow Jersey PR

Fund Manager of the Year

Sponsored by Taurus

Giles Hargreave – Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth

Neil Hermon – Henderson Smaller Companies

Paul Mumford – TM Cavendish AIM

Dan Nickols – Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies

Harry Nimmo – Standard Life UK Smaller Companies

Mike Prentis – BlackRock Smaller Companies

James Thorne – Threadneedle UK Smaller Companies

James Zimmerman – Jupiter UK Smaller Companies

IPO of the Year

Sponsored by Argus Vickers

Alpha FX Group

Filta Group

Franchise Brands

K3 Capital Group

LoopUp

Ramsdens

Strix Group

Warpaint London

Broker of the Year

Sponsored by  Growth Company Investor

Cantor Fitzgerald

Cenkos Securities

finnCap

Investec

Liberum

N+1 Singer

Numis Securities

Zeus Capital

Deal of the Year

Sponsored by Perivan

Animalcare’s acquisition of Ecuphar

Horizon Discovery’s acquisition of GE Dharmacon

Michelmersh Brick’s acquisition of Carlton Main Brickworks

PPHE Hotel Group’s sale and leaseback of the Park Plaza London Waterloo hotel

Proactis’s acquisition of Perfect Commerce

Restore’s acquisition of PHS Data Solutions

SciSys’s acquisition of Annova Systems

FinTech Company of the Year

Sponsored by Alma PR

Earthport

FairFX

First Derivatives

SafeCharge International Group

ULS Technology

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Zeus Capital 

David Braben – Frontier Developments

Simon Cooper – On the Beach

Darrin Disley – Horizon Discovery Group

Diana Hunter – Conviviality

Eamonn O’Hare – Zegona Communications

Andrew Wass – Gear4Music

Mark Watkin Jones – Watkin Jones Group

Ory Weihs – XLMedia

CEO of the Year

 Sponsored by Cenkos

Stephen Bird – Vitec Group

Christopher Bogart – Burford

Zillah Byng-Thorne – Future

Heejae Chae – Scapa Group

Andrew Day – Keywords Studios

Stephen Fenby – Midwich

Christian Hogg – Hutchison China MediTech

Paul Swinney – Tristel

Company of the Year

Sponsored by Grant Thornton

Abcam

Boohoo.com

Burford Capital

Fever-Tree Drinks

IQE

PurpleBricks

Victoria