• The Best SEIS Investment Manager award will be presented at the black tie awards ceremony for 450 guests on Wednesday 7 November at Royal Lancaster London
  • All 18 categories at Growth Investor Awards 2018 are open for entry by 1 June


Intelligent Partnership, the leading curator of research and insights on the UK’s SME investment ecosystem, is thrilled to announce that RW Blears LLP will be sponsoring Best Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme Investment Manager for the fourth consecutive year at Growth Investor Awards 2018.

The landmark event, taking place on the evening of 7 November at Royal Lancaster London, is at the centre of the capital debate in the UK, and key to celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals that tirelessly support SMEs.

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.

All 18 categories for the awards are now open until 1 June. Please visit the Growth Investor Awards’ website to enter.

Liz Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, will give one of the keynote speeches at the glamorous black tie ceremony for 450 guests.

Guy Tolhurst, managing director at Intelligent Partnership, reflected on the wider purpose of Growth Investor Awards 2018:

“We know that scale-up and high-growth businesses are vital assets to a balanced economy. These businesses make a disproportionate contribution to job creation, skills development and regional productivity. The SME investment industry, which gained renewed support in the last Budget, is invaluable to that shared goal. The Growth Investor Awards were conceived to recognise their successes and achievements.”

Tolhurst went on to illuminate on the rigorous two-stage judging process which underscores the prestige of the awards:

“Last year we received 106 entries across 16 different categories, with the winners and finalists chosen by an independent panel of 35 judges. In shaping the bespoke categories against which each entrant for each award is scored, we look to the guidance of our advisory board of CEOs, founders, investors and advisers working with government.

“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.”

More information about how to enter, categories, the selection process and previous winners is available on the Growth Investor Awards’ website:

15 May 2018