2018 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

Alma PR


Alma is a leading financial communications consultancy, focusing on quality of advice and high levels of service. With over 60 years’ experience, the team has advised clients, private and public, of all sizes through the various stages of their development.

Formed by a senior team with proven track records in the growth company arena, our partners are proud of their long-standing client relationships. They have supported the ambitions of some of the UK’s most exciting companies and assisted clients with their investor and corporate communications in many situations, including IPOs, Fundraising activity, Financial Calendar management and Crisis Communications.

Argus Vickers

Argus Vickers is the only specialist analysis firm that can identify fund managers and beneficial owners behind all UK and Irish listed companies – current & historical.

We include Peer Company shareholder data, used to identify & target investors for IPO’s and Secondary fundraisings, as part of our shareholder analysis.

Our Section 793 shareholder analysis service also accurately identifies shareholders’ current, net change and historical holdings, geographical location and investor type and fund manager weightings.

Our intelligence is used to identify investment trends and patterns of Fund Managers and Beneficial Owners, build investor relationships and produce an efficient corporate communication programme.

Argus Vickers Limited: 8 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA

Contact Tel: 0207 256 8383 or sales@argusvickers.com



Cenkos was founded in 2004 to deliver a highly successful stockbroking service for corporate and institutional clients. Our prime strategy is to become the principal UK institutional broker to growing companies who have, or would like to have, their shares admitted to trading on a UK stock market.  Cenkos has raised over £17bn in equity for its clients over our twelve year history.  During 2017 Cenkos raised £2.4bn.


Citi® Commercial Bank is part of Citi, a leading global financial services company with a 200-year history, which works closely with mid-sized companies around the world to customize commercial banking solutions that meet their specific needs for cash management, risk mitigation and cross-border financing.

Operating from London, CCB U.K.’s experienced, dedicated Relationship Managers provide clients with access to Citi’s unrivaled global reach and local expertise for insights, advice and guidance on expanding domestically or overseas.

Taurus London

Taurus London is an Independent Corporate Adviser, providing public and private businesses with support in all aspects of their market engagement, growth strategy and corporate development.



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.

Zeus Capital

Zeus Capital is an independent corporate finance-focused investment bank, established in 2003. Zeus Capital employs around 70 people across offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham, specialising in small and mid-cap companies, with dedicated teams covering Private Company and Private Equity Advisory, Corporate Broking, Sales & Trading, Research and Public Markets Advisory.

In 2017, Zeus Capital acted as sole broker on 5 IPOs; 4 on AIM and 1 LSE Main Market; plus 9 follow-ons  for corporate clients, raising £831 million.  Zeus Capital also acted for the Hut Group in a £125m private placement by Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI)