We are thrilled to have been named Best BR Investment Manager – Unlisted at the seventh annual Growth Investor Awards. We previously won this award for our unquoted BR service, TIME:Advance, in the inaugural awards in 2015 and again in 2018. It is great to once again be recognised and take home the trophy.
The Growth Investor Awards celebrate the contribution of businesses and individuals within the financial services and investment industries, who support UK small and medium size businesses and the UK’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This year’s awards were hosted by TV presenter Claudia Winkleman, alongside Intelligent Partnership’s founder Guy Tolhurst.
The prestigious and fiercely contested Best BR Investment Manager – Unlisted category was open to any investment manager specialising in non-AIM investments qualifying for Business Relief. The judges looked at the performance of each service since 6 April 2020, assessing success across investee selection, investment volume and performance, adviser relations, customer feedback, and overall impact.
This is the fourth time we have been named Best BR Investment Manager, having previously held titles in 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Nigel Ashfield, Managing Director of TIME Investments, commented, “We are delighted that TIME:Advance has once again been recognised as the award winning BR service by the Growth Investor Awards. TIME:Advance has gone from strength to strength since it launched in 2013. We have been pleased to see inflows increase this year beyond pre-Covid levels and the service hit an impressive AUM milestone of £750 million last month.”
Guy Tolhurst, founder of Intelligent Partnership, said: “After last year’s virtual awards ceremony, it was great to be back in the same room with so many of the people who have helped to make these awards such a sought-after accolade over the last seven years. Together, we celebrated the companies such as TIME Investments who are right at the heart of the UK’s SME investment industry – putting growth capital to work, helping to deliver technological advances and creating world-beating sustainable businesses. The work they do has never been more significant.
Guy added: “These awards took place in the midst of COP26, and I firmly believe that growth capital and responsible SMEs are the best hopes we have of achieving a net zero transition. Most businesses already know that committing to decarbonisation makes financial sense. But we need to empower business stakeholders and entrepreneurs, by giving them the support, the encouragement – and the permission – to take bold action on sustainability, and put capital to work where it can create lasting change.”
Finalists have been chosen by Intelligent Partnership’s research team, guided by an advisory board. The best entries were passed to a second round of judging carried out by at least three people from an independent panel of 41 judges, to provide a diverse mix of qualified perspectives. All of the judges’ scores are collated to determine the winner, with all finalists receiving a personalised feedback and benchmarking report to provide insight about areas for improvement.Posted: 05/11/2021 Categories: Awards, Inheritance Tax, News, TIME:Advance