Growth Investor Awards 2018

Stellar named as a finalist at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards

Stellar Asset Management has been shortlisted for Best BR AIM Investment Manager at the 2018 Growth Investor Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the UK’s investment provider community in championing tax-advantaged investments, spotting growth potential and backing outstanding UK small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs).

Launched by Intelligent Partnership in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards celebrate the UK’s SME investment community’s contribution towards innovation, technology, and job and wealth creation. The awards specifically acknowledge those companies and individuals that are helping start-up and scale-up businesses realise their full potential and power Britain’s economy.

Best BR Investment Manager AIM

This award recognises providers specialising in AIM investments qualifying for Business Relief who can demonstrate innovation in product development and impact on SME growth. Reviewed in context of size of client base and proportion of BR investment in client portfolios, a panel of judges will score each entry based on questions related to Increase in investment volume and performance, Impact on investee companies, Selection of investee companies, Championing AIM and Adviser outreach.

Stellar will be competing in the Best BR AIM Investment Manager category alongside the following finalists: Octopus, Downing and Time.

This year’s expanded award programme features 17 hotly contested categories. The winners will be announced at an exclusive black-tie awards dinner, which will be held on Wednesday November 7 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London.

Commenting on the award nomination, Matthew Steiner, Business Development Director at Stellar, said:

“We are really pleased to be recognised as Best Investment Manager for AiM as we have worked really hard to create a low cost, highly diversified and transparent service with availability across multiple platforms to stand out in this space.”

Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, said:

“The Growth Investor Awards have rightly become a major focal point in the the UK’s SME investment community calendar. During one evening of the year, we come together to celebrate a whole year of vibrant energy, dedication and ground-breaking stories. We’ll celebrate the inspiring individuals and truly leading organisations as winners for their ability, bravery and commitment in helping UK entrepreneurs power Britain’s economic growth.

Over the summer, the shortlisted finalists will go to a second round of judging by a minimum of three experts drawn from an independent panel of more than 35 judges.

All of the judges’ scores will be collated to determine the winner in each category. A personalised feedback and benchmarking report will be given to all finalists, providing them with valuable insight on areas of improvement.

Tolhurst went on to set the scene for this year’s exciting awards:

“Every year we’re proud to see established industry figures and companies go from strength to strength in the Growth Investor Awards. It’s equally exciting to see emerging contenders bring their own blend of impressive qualities, flair and drive. Together, they are pushing boundaries and creating very positive investment outcomes, making meaningful impact beyond the money they put into UK businesses, and inspiring even more success stories. We’re thrilled to be showcasing the truly impressive SME investment community.

The Growth Investor Awards 2018 are set to be the biggest yet, and the timing has never been more crucial. With a reinvigorated SME investment ecosystem optimistic about positive change following the Patient Capital Review, we look forward to shining a light on the whole industry and I’d like to wish everyone the very best of luck.”

More information about how to enter, categories, the selection process and previous winners is available on the Growth Investor Awards’ website.