Small Cap Awards Winners Announcement 2020

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Small Cap Awards Winners Announcement 2020

The eighth annual Small Cap Awards winners were announced yesterday afternoon at a live virtual ceremony.

Over 100 attendees, all supporters of the small cap community congregated online at the (optional) black tie event. Companies and advisors were present at the virtual ceremony hosted by Peter Dickson (the voice of television programme The X-Factor).

The awards shine a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community (sub £200m market capitalisation) across twelve categories. They are a once-in-a-year opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement focused on smaller quoted companies.

This year the Small Cap Awards were delighted to announce continued support and headline sponsorship from Hamlins LLP.

The nominations and winners were:

IPO of the Year – Diaceutics

Executive Director of the Year – David Cicurel – CEO of Judges Scientific

Journalist of the Year – Joanne Hart – Mail on Sunday

Analyst of the Year – Lorne Daniel, Finn Cap

VCT Manager of the Year – Amati AIM VCT PLC – Dr. Paul Jourdan, David Stevenson, Anna Macdonald

UK Smaller Companies Fund Manager of the Year – JPM UK Smaller Companies – Georgina Brittain and Katen Patel

Transaction of the Year – Kape Technologies – Acquisition of Private Internet Access

Innovative Financing of the Year – Yu Group PLC

Technology Company of the Year – Avacta

Impact Company of the Year – ITM Power

Company of the Year – Volex

Lifetime Achievement Award – Giles Hargreaves

The nominations were primarily chosen from the calendar year 2019.

The judging panel consisted of:

(Chair) Claire Noyce

Managing Partner and Chief Executive at Hybridan

Judith Mackenzie

Partner & Head of Public Equity at Downing

Dale Bellis

Investment Director (AIM) at Maven Capital Partners UK LLP

Gervais Williams

Managing Director at Miton Group plc

Richard Gill, CFA

Head of Research at Align Research

James Faulkner

Editor in Chief at Master Investor

Connor Grimes, CFA

Investment Manager at Seneca Growth Capital VCT

Dominic Weller

Fund Manager at Octopus Investments

Guy Feld

Fund Manager at Canaccord Genuity

Ms Alexandra Lindsay

Investment Director, Calculus Capital

Anand Sambavisan

Co-founder & CEO of PrimaryBid Limited

Helen James

Partner, HW Fisher

Simone Westerhuis

Managing Director, LGB Investments

The eighth annual event follows the success of the Small Cap UK network

The network is owned by Master Investor Ltd, an investment media and events company that delivers independent, financial commentary and analysis to UK private investors and traders, through events, magazines, news, blogs, podcasts and daily/weekly newsletters. The annual Master Investor Show introduces its 5000+ private investor audience to companies they can invest in. It offers clients opportunities to generate leads to an audience with significant investable funds.

The Small Cap Network is supported by Hamlins LLP, a leading central London commercial law firm.

Since it started in mid-2012 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. The regular networking events have gone from strength to strength.

About the Sponsors:

About Hamlins LLP

Hamlins LLP is a commercial law firm renowned for its industry expertise, entrepreneurial approach, and quality lawyers who are recognised leaders in their fields. We have deep market knowledge of the media, digital, real estate, sport, retail and leisure industries.

For more information, go to

www.hamlins.co.uk

About Master Investor

Master Investor Ltd is an investment media and events company that delivers independent, financial commentary and analysis to UK private investors and traders, through events, magazines, news, blogs, podcasts and daily/weekly newsletters. The annual Master Investor Show introduces its 5000+ private investor audience to companies they can invest in. It offers clients opportunities to generate leads to an audience with significant investable funds.

For more information, go to https://masterinvestor.co.uk/.

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