- Henry Whorwood, Senior Consultancy Associate at Beauhurst, announced Oxford Capital as the one to watch in the 2018 Growth Investor of the Year award
- Eight valiant finalists competed for the prestigious title sponsored by Beauhurst
- Visit growthinvestorawards.com for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories
Oxford Capital has claimed the one to watch title in the head-to-head race to scoop the Growth Investor of the Year title at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards, organised by Intelligent Partnership.
Sponsored by Beauhurst, the award was presented on November 7 at a black-tie gala dinner for over 450 leading lights from the UK’s vibrant SME investment community.
From an impressive group of eight finalists, Oxford Capital stood out with its stellar investment performance, innovative capital deployment strategy and close relationship with investee companies and advisers.
The Growth Investor of the Year award recognises providers specialising in alternative investments with demonstrable impact on SME growth as well as adviser outreach. The panel of judges analysed the size of client bases and the proportion of the investment in client portfolios, while also looking at the impact on investee companies, product development, and vision for growth.
Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, commented:
“The judges felt that Oxford Capital’s overall team culture and sense of working together with investee companies and intermediaries shone through to make the company a very strong player to watch.”
Albion Capital walked off with the top prize, with MMC Ventures named runner-up. The shortlist of formidable finalists was capped off by Calculus Capital, Deepbridge Capital, Mercia Fund Managers, Octopus Investments, and Seneca.
Visit growthinvestorawards.com/winners2018 for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories and a full coverage of the Growth Investor Awards gala.
About the Growth Investor Awards
Launched in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards have rightly become a major focal point in the UK’s SME investment community calendar. The awards celebrate companies and individuals involved in putting investment to work in high-potential businesses. They honour those providing or helping to source investment and leading players that are helping to optimise growth capital for scaling UK companies.
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 and national growth.
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 wide-ranging capital debate, we want to encourage more people to start their own businesses.
Through our campaigning, research, content, events and awards initiatives, we want to encourage more small businesses to secure vital investment and associated support to scale up and become great businesses.