• Investment providers will compete for the prestigious Best SEIS Investment Manager award, sponsored by RW Blears LLP.
  • The winner will be announced at the Growth Investor Awards 2018 black-tie gala dinner for 450 guests on Wednesday, November 7 at Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
  • Visit for a full list of all finalists and information on how to attend the event.

We are immensely pleased to reveal the shortlist of the finalists of the Best SEIS Investment Manager award that will be presented at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards ceremony in November.

The shortlist has been compiled by Intelligent Partnerships’ research team, guided by the advisory board. The finalists will now move to the second round of judging by our expert judges, they are:

  • Daedalus Partners
  • Deepbridge Capital
  • Earthworm Capital
  • Sapphire Capital Partners
  • Symvan Capital

The Best Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) Investment Manager award recognises providers specialising in SEIS-qualifying investments who demonstrate exceptional performance, investment volume, impact on investee companies, product development and adviser outreach.

Adam Lawrence, partner at RW Blears LLP, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting the Growth Investor Awards again this year – encouraging more alternative investment managers to look seriously at investment in start-ups and providing continued support to the UK’s entrepreneurial community.”

The previous winners of the prestigious accolade have been Daedalus Partners and Syvman Capital.

Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director at Intelligent Partnership, said:

“The Growth Investor Awards 2018 are set to be the biggest yet, and the timing has never been more crucial. With a reinvigorated SME investment ecosystem optimistic about positive change following the Patient Capital Review, we look forward to shining a light on the whole industry and I’d like to wish everyone the very best of luck.”

The winners across all 17 categories will be announced at an exclusive black-tie awards dinner, to be held on Wednesday November 7, 2018 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London.

The add more splendour to the ceremony, we invited prominent figures from the industry to give keynote speeches, among them Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

Visit for  a  full  list  of  all  finalists  and  information  on  how  to  attend  the  event.

About the Growth Investor Awards

The Growth Investor Awards are organised by Intelligent Partnership with partners including the BVCA, EISA, UKCFA, The Centre for Entrepreneurs, The Entrepreneur Network and The Supper Club. The awards, inaugurated in 2015, are supported by a family of sponsors including Smith & Williamson, Bates Wells Braithwaite Compliance, Crowe UK LLP, Exact Financial Systems, LightTower Partners, Mainspring Fund Services, MICAP, Kin Capital, Reyker Securities and RW Blears LLP.

About Intelligent Partnership

 At Intelligent Partnership we’re passionate about small businesses. We know that they are a vital part of the economy: creating jobs, developing new products, opening up new markets and fuelling regional growth.

For these reasons, we want to play our part in promoting the SME sector, and in particular highlighting the investment and support available to small companies. Putting ourselves at the centre of the capital debate, we want to encourage more people to start their own businesses, and we want to encourage more small businesses to secure investment, scale up and become great businesses.

We’re doing this by providing education and insights on this market; by working with trade associations and government to develop better quality market information; by recognising best practice among the investment providers and professionals that service the SME ecosystem; by championing success stories; and by carrying out research to illuminate the sector for potential investors.

This thought leadership activity is supported by the industry’s top investment providers and jointly promoted with over 50 affiliate partners to the UK’s 30,000 professional intermediaries, to the small business community and to the professional service firms that operate in the SME sector.

We want to bring about a future where investments in start-ups, scale-ups, SMEs and social enterprises are as understandable and accessible as mainstream assets – helping investors access new asset classes and supporting a vital part of the UK economy.

Media enquiries

For more information about Intelligent Partnership or the Growth Investor Awards, or to arrange interviews, please contact Michelle Powell:

[t]: 0203 375 1705



30 July 2018