2014

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Best Investor Communication Award

Sponsored by Design Portfolio

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Stephen Burrows, Head of Financial Reporting & Investor Relations, Great Portland Estates plc (winner); Julie Wilford, Managing Director, Design Portfolio; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Winner: Great Portland Estates plc

www.gpe.co.uk

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Best Performing Share Award

Sponsored by Winterflood Securities

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Andrew Derodra, CFO, Skyepharma plc (winner); Ben Jowett, Head of Sales Trading, Winterflood Securities; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Fund Manager of the Year Award

Sponsored by Liberum

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Shane Le Prevost, Chairman, Liberum; Stuart Widdowson, Strategic Equity Capital (winner); and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Winner: Stuart Widdowson/Strategic Equity Capital

www.strategicequitycapital.com

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Achievement in Sustainability Award

Sponsored by PwC

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Ben Marks, Berkeley Group Holdings plc (winner); Alan McGill, Partner in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by Financial Times

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); David Buttle, Senior Marketing Manager, Financial Publishing, the Financial Times; Roy Davis, CEO, Optos plc (winner); and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Turnaround of the Year Award

Sponsored by RD:IR

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Frank Condella, Non-executive Chairman, Skyepharma plc (winner); Ian Smith, Joint Head of Analytics, RD:IR; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

New Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by Canaccord Genuity

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Jonathan Davies, CFO, SSP Group plc (winner); Simon Bridges, Head of Corporate Broking, Canaccord Genuity; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by finnCap

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap; Richard Steeves, CEO, Synergy Health plc (winner); and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

Winner: Richard Steeves/Synergy Health plc

www.synergyhealthplc.com

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Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by Instinctif Partners

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Kate Silverton (awards presenter); John Poulter, Executive Chairman, 4imprint Group plc (winner); Adrian Duffield, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners; and Stephanie Hyde, Board Member for UK Regions, PwC.

David Snell(Voting Panel Chairman)PwC

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David is a partner in PwC’s London Mid-Tier Assurance practice with 30 years’ service with the firm. He specialises in providing audit and transaction support services to Small and Mid-cap Listed businesses across a wide range of industry sectors.

David’s clients include both private and publicly owned companies and he has extensive experience of working with Boards, applying his technical and business knowledge with a pragmatic, solutions-based approach. He has been involved in many successful London IPOs as well as working on acquisitions and disposals for Listed clients.

David regularly presents and writes on topical issues affecting listed companies and has close contact with key advisors including the London Stock Exchange.

David has worked in London throughout his professional career and is passionate in his support of London. He has been instrumental in a number of initiatives over the recent years designed to highlight London’s role as a major global city.

Joe BrentLiberum

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Joe joined Liberum in July 2009 as Head of UK Small & Mid-Cap Research, before becoming Head of Research.

Prior to Liberum, Joe was a Managing Director and Head of UK Small and Mid-Cap Research at Citigroup, where he worked for four years. Joe was rated first by Extel in Mid-Cap research in 2012 and 2013. He started his career as an accountant at Deloitte and Touche before joining Cazenove, where he worked for ten years before joining Citigroup.

Joe graduated from Downing College, Cambridge, with a degree in History.

Best Investor Communication Award

Sponsored by

Design Portfolio

  • Anite plc 
  • DCC plc 
  • Go-Ahead Group plc 
  • Great Portland Estates plc 
  • Provident Financial plc 
  • Travis Perkins plc 

Achievement in Sustainability Award

Sponsored by

PwC

  • Berkeley Group Holdings plc
  • Carillion plc
  • Costain Group plc
  • Dignity plc
  • McBride plc
  • Thomas Cook Group plc

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by

Financial Times

  • CSR plc
  • Fidessa Group plc
  • Moneysupermarket.com Group plc
  • NCC Group plc
  • Optos plc
  • Playtech plc
  • Victrex plc

Turnaround of the Year Award

Sponsored by

RD:IR 

  • Greggs plc 
  • Man Group plc 
  • Northgate plc
  • Optos plc
  • Skyepharma plc
  • Wincanton plc 

New Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by

Canaccord Genuity

  • AA plc
  • Clipper Logistics plc
  • Jimmy Choo plc
  • Just Eat plc 
  • Spire Healthcare Group plc
  • SSP Group plc

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by

finnCap

  • Peter Slabbert/Avon Rubber plc
  • Breon Corcoran/Betfair Group plc
  • Louise Makin/BTG plc 
  • Joep van Beurden/CSR plc
  • Richard Steeves/Synergy Health plc
  • Ray Kelvin/Ted Baker plc 

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by

Instinctif Partners

  • 4imprint Group plc
  • Avon Rubber plc
  • BTG plc
  • Go-Ahead Group plc
  • Halma plc
  • Workspace Group plc

 

On 19 March 2015, the prestigious PLC Awards Dinner brought together its constituents for a night of celebration at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

 

2014 Image gallery

 

PLC Showreel

2014 Charity collection

A charity collection was held in respect of two charities: bccs, a children's charity for Essex and East
London and WellChild, the national charity for sick children.

The total amount raised at PLC Awards 2014, which was split equally between the two charities, was

£13,482