Celebrating success in the UK small cap community
Last night’s Small Cap Awards turned out to be a fantastic evening, celebrating the success in the UK Small Cap community. The Small Cap stars seemed to enjoy their night in the spotlight as they collected their awards in such a great, energetic atmosphere.
“The Small Cap Awards is an event reflecting a sector full of drive and potential. Among the contenders will be tomorrow’s champions that will act as role models for future generations. These awards are important because they contribute towards creating and regenerating a culture of equity ownership. Tonight’s gold medallists will help mark the continuing move away from bank lending and credit as the major source of finance towards the revival of permanent equity finance as the cornerstone of economic growth.”
Tim Ward, Chief Executive, The Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA), 21 May 2014
The winners of the second Small Cap Awards, supported by the London Stock Exchange plc, Social Stock Exchange and ISDX, were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London.
The event, attended by institutions, fund managers, brokers and advisors, was created to recognise the best companies in the small and micro-cap community and featured British entrepreneur and founder of The Big Issue John Bird as keynote speaker, who spoke in support of a newly created award, sponsored by the Social Stock Exchange, for Social Impact Company of the Year – which was accepted by Good Energy Group plc.
The Awards were sponsored by Hamlins LLP, Grange Hotels and UHY Hacker Young with Square Mile Magazine as a media partner. Peter Dickson, the voice of X-factor and Britain’s Got Talent, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
The winners, selected from a shortlist of nominees announced earlier this month, were chosen by a judging panel led by Brian Basham, ‘Chairman of Equity Development’ and were publicly revealed on the night. Winners were chosen for their success in showing exceptional growth and performance in the last year, based on the 2013 calendar period.
The successful winner for each Award was:
IPO of the Year – sponsored by Equity Development
Company of the Year – sponsored by Equiniti
Social Impact Company of the Year – sponsored by the Social Stock Exchange
Good Energy Group
Transaction of the Year – sponsored by Hamlins
Advisor of the Year
Executive Director of the Year – sponsored by UHY Hacker Young
Maria-Louise Hampton and Helen Walker – 1pm
Analyst of the Year
Matt Butlin – Allenby Capital;
Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Love PR
Simon Thompson – Investors Chronicle
Fund Manager of the Year
Gervais Williams – Miton Group
Small Cap Hero of the Year
The Small Cap Awards is a once-in-a-year opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement focused on the quoted UK Micro-Cap and Small Cap market. The event follows the success of the Small Cap Club founded by tactical event company Lily and Piper, a specialist integrated Events Company talented in building niche networks.
Over the last 24 months the Small Cap Club has successfully enabled leaders and participants in the micro-cap sector to regularly meet together, based on the premise that meeting people builds trust and creates new areas of thinking and opportunity.