Event sponsor:


PwC UK helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting
us at: 






RD:IR is an independent Investor Relations consultancy offering a wide range of analysis, research and advisory services to over 600 UK and international public companies. We provide public companies and their brokers with the best information, advice and strategies to manage equity, debt and governance investors during these challenging times. 

Whether tracking share ownership, managing your shareholder information through our proprietary CRM system, finding new investors across global markets, helping you understand investor sentiment or achieving the
highest possible level of voting at shareholder meetings, RD:IR provides unique and unconflicted strategies to help you market your equity to the widest relevant audience. 

We take pride in our customer service and focus which are second to none. 



Winterflood Securities 

Winterflood Securities is a leading market maker committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to retail brokers, asset managers and institutional investors. Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of its own cutting-edge technology.

Our experienced team of traders helps clients achieve high quality execution in over 14,800 tradeable instruments including UK, European, North American and Canadian equities together with Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Products, Fixed Income, Structured Products and Funds.

We have a pioneering robust technology platform designed to give clients
a flexible, high quality service throughout the entire execution cycle from
pre-trading right through to settlement.

Founded in 1988, Winterflood has gone from being a niche market maker in the UK small-cap market to a major liquidity provider across multiple asset classes in the UK and European markets. Winterflood is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Winterflood Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of Close Brothers Group plc, a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. The group employs over 3,000 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on
the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index.

+44 (0) 20 3100 0000 




Equiniti has been providing innovative IPO, share registration and shareholder services to the UK’s best known brands for over 50 years. 

Our technology-led solutions have been developed in partnership with our 700 clients and from the feedback of some of the 20m shareholders we support. 

We offer a joined-up approach to listed companies’ requirements in the areas of shareholder management, company secretarial services, corporate actions and investor analytics. 

Our services are designed to ensure we are easy to do business with. Our people have earned us global accreditation for customer service and always provide the very best support to our clients and their shareholders.

Contact: Danny Curran 
Business Development, Registration Services

Phone: +44 (0) 7740 699 156 



Squire Patton Boggs 

We are delighted to welcome Squire Patton Boggs as sponsor of the
Growth Award. Further information will be available in due course. 




Zeus Capital 

Zeus Capital is an independent investment banking boutique, providing the highest quality advice to clients across a range of sectors and transactions. 

Our expertise enables us to guide companies through the often complex processes of making acquisitions, selling a business, management buy-outs/ins and IPOs. 

Zeus has helped raise £3.7bn for clients since July 2013. In 2016 it raised 28% of funds for corporate IPOs on AIM. Zeus now acts as broker and/or financial adviser/nominated adviser to over 30 corporate clients with a combined market cap of over £6.9bn.



Peel Hunt 

Peel Hunt is an independent, full-service specialist broking and advisory house with a focus on UK mid and small-cap companies. Our partnership structure, over 25 years of profitability, extensive trading platform and focus on long-term client relationships set us apart from our peers. We have expertise across a broad range of sectors and seek to offer high quality advice, ideas-led research and flawless execution within a team-based and collegiate environment. Peel Hunt benefits from a powerful distribution platform
and since 2015 we have completed 96 ECM transactions (including 21 IPOs). We have over 119 retained corporate clients and continue to grow strongly. 


Peel Hunt LLP is authorised and regulated by the
Financial Conduct Authority. 



finnCap is an entrepreneurial, employee-owned corporate adviser and broker. 

We raise money, advise ambitious growth companies and pride ourselves on our first class service. We are the largest broker on AIM and the LSE raising over £1.6bn to date for our clients. 

We are here to raise capital and advise your growth company, whether public or private, at every stage of your development. As entrepreneurs and owners of our own business, we know the many challenges companies face and are here to make the journey easier.





Liberum is an independent investment bank with offices in London and New York. Founded in 2007, we believed then, as we do now, that doing the right thing by our clients at all times is the path to success. 

Our Equities division provides sales, research and trading services to institutional investors, specialising in All-Cap Pan-European equity research across ten pillars with deep sector knowledge. 

Our Investment Banking division provides advice and execution services to UK plcs, including corporate broking, equity capital markets and M&A. 

Liberum’s success was most recently reflected in the 2016 Extel Awards at which Liberum was voted top three in 14 categories, including #1 UK Small & Mid Cap Corporate Broking.




Design Portfolio 

For over 25 years Design Portfolio has been helping quoted companies communicate effectively and efficiently. We consult with and support a wide variety of corporate clients from FTSE 100 to AIM, as well as private companies and those new to market. 

We work in print, digital and moving image across six core areas: 

  • Annual reports 
  • Investor presentations 
  • Corporate websites 
  • Video and animation 
  • Sustainability communications 
  • Corporate branding 

Our blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy is delivered by expert teams through a local, personal and hands-on service with offices in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Miami. 




Supported by:

London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange plays a vital role in maintaining London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centres. As the UK’s major stock exchange and the most international of all exchanges worldwide, the Exchange offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to raise capital. An expanding range of services, including seminars, internet information and regular publications, is available to all pre-float and existing quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange’s markets. 



Aston Martin Mayfair 

Aston Martin Mayfair has been the flagship Aston Martin dealership since 1999, after moving to Park Lane from the previous location on Berkeley Square. Aston Martin Mayfair prides itself on an unparalleled level of customer care, and on a personal and bespoke service to its wide and varied customer base. Aston Martin Mayfair offers both new and pre-owned Aston Martin vehicles and an additional vehicle sourcing service. 

Its team boasts experience with the Aston Martin brand of over 18 years, highlighting their true passion for the brand and their knowledge. This enables them to offer exceptional advice and assistance to all clients whether they are already a part of the Aston Martin family or just beginning their journey.