TIME is honoured to have been shortlisted in both the Best BPR Manager and Best EIS Manager categories for the 2015 Growth Investor Awards, which recognises impact beyond investment in the UK SME fund management industry.
The Awards are organised by Intelligent Partnership, the UK’s leading provider of research and education in alternative investments, and supported by partners including the UKCFA, BVCA and EISA.
Daniel Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership, who headed up the shortlist, commented: “The judging criteria for the Growth Investor Awards was designed in consultation with the industry to ensure it is truly reflective of what is driving improvement and innovation. It’s great to see such a high standard of entries in the inaugural year of these awards and fascinating to see how finalists are adding value while enabling growth. The shortlist has demonstrated that there is real innovation and impact in this industry.”
The shortlist was guided by an Advisory Board of industry leaders and influencers including Tony Langham, Chairman of Unbiased.co.uk & Chief Executive of Lansons; Sarah Wadham, Director General of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA); Martin McCourt, former CEO of Dyson & director of Montagu Private Equity; Tim Hames, Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA); and Sherry Coutu CBE, angel investor, entrepreneur and Non-Executive Director of the London Stock Exchange who authored The Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth in 2014.
TIME will now go to a second round of judging led by an independent panel of judges, drawn from within and outside the industry. Winners will be revealed at the Growth Investor Awards ceremony on Thursday 22 October 2015.