The UK’s high potential businesses REVEALED

The High Potential Business Awards took place on 22nd June at The Savoy, celebrating the achievements of outstanding growth businesses and the advisors and financiers that support them

 The UK’s high potential businesses REVEALED

More than 250 of the guiding stars of the British business landscape gathered in London for the High Potential Business Awards, formerly the M&A Awards, on Wednesday at The Savoy, to recognise the achievements of UK’s dynamic business ecosystem. 

Celebrating every stage of the business journey, the The High Potential Business Awards recognise the start-ups, scale-ups and mid-market companies that display the most organic growth potential against all odds.

As a nod to its legacy in acknowledging excellence in mergers, acquisitions, and dealmaking, the awards continued to celebrate the achievements of the financiers and advisors supporting the business community this year.

The awards also recognises the evolving role of entrepreneurs as the driving force of the UK economy and a barometer of its economic health.

“We are honoured to host the main pillars of the UK’s robust SME community under one roof again this year, celebrating past achievements while looking firmly to the future,” GrowthBusiness editor, Praseeda Nair said.

“The rebrand of the event not only celebrates this exciting milestone, but comes with the introduction of several new categories, bringing businesses in every stage of growth back into the fold. Ultimately, inspiring business growth is high on our agenda.”

The event’s corporate sponsors included EMC Management Consultants, Knight Corporate Finance, Kingston Smith, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank, and Squire Patton Boggs. 

The awards commenced with an address from Chika Russell, sharing her inspirational business journey. As the very memorable and impassioned F&B entrepreneur on BBC 2’s Dragon’s Den last year, Chika shared her story on how she took her Nigerian-inspired snack foods across the nation, setting the tone for the evening.

The winners of the High Potential Business Awards include:

START-UP OF THE YEAR

Highly commended: MyCognition

Winner: WheyHey

 

SME OF THE YEAR

Highly commended: Fairsail

Winner: Rant & Rave

 

MID-MARKET COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner: World First

 

FAST-GROWTH CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Winner: OakNorth Bank

 

ACCOUNTANCY FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Crowe Clark Whitehill

 

BROKER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Zeus Capital

CORPORATE FINANCE BOUTIQUE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Cavendish Corporate Finance

 

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Winner: Squire Patton Boggs

 

PRIVATE EQUITY HOUSE OF THE YEAR

Winner: Maven Capital Partners

 

FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank

 

ASSET-BASED LENDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: Shawbrook Capital

 

ALTERNATIVE FINANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Winner: SyndicateRoom

 

To nominate your business, finance provider or consultancy for next year’s awards, email praseeda.nair@vitessemedia.co.uk.

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