Master Investor attended the 2018 NEX Exchange Small Cap awards on 14th June, hosted by Peter Dickson, the UK’s most prolific voiceover artist at The Montcalm Hotel. The event saw an audience of 250 industry professionals gather to celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals across thirteen prestigious awards.
A keynote speech was given by British household name and well-known businessman Gerald Ratner. Gerald set the scene for the evening by giving a motivating talk on his riches-to-rags career story and comeback from failure, rejection, humiliation and loss.
The whole event served as a fantastic opportunity to network and connect with the movers and shakers of this industry and learn more about their achievements and the work which they invest so much of themselves into.
The awards were judged by Clair Noyce (Managing Partner and CEO at Hybridan), Dale Ellis (Investment Manager at Maven Capital Partners), David Coffman (Corporate Finance Director at Cairn Financial Advisers), Miles Nolan (Assistant Director at IFC Advisory), Gervais Williams (Managing Director of Miton Group plc) and one of our lovely contributors Richard Gill (Head of Research at Align Research).
The awards and winners are shown below:
|IPO of the year||K3 Capital Group|
|Company of the year||Zoo Digital Group|
|NEX Exchange Company of the year||Crossword Cyber Security|
|Executive Director of the year||Bobby Kalar, CEO at YU Group Plc|
|Impact company of the year||Walls & Future|
|Fintech company of the year||FairFX Group|
|Transaction of the year||Proactis Holdings plc for the acquisition of Perfect Commerce|
|Analyst of the year||Kevin Ashton, TMT Analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald|
|Journalist of the year||Paul Scott from Stockopedia|
|Fund manager of the year||Nick Williamson from Old Mutual UK Smaller Companies|
|Microcap fund manager of the year||Guy Feld from Canaccord (Hargreave Hale ltd)|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Katie Potts from Herald Investment Management|
|Special Services to Small caps||Collected on behalf of John Jenkins by his children Jonathan and Emma|
On behalf of the team at Master Investor, well done to all nominated individuals and companies and congratulations to all the winners at the event. We enjoyed celebrating with you and look forward to next year’s event.