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Award sponsors:

RMS Partners 

RMS Partners is an investor relations consultancy. We help PLCs to target and co-ordinate how they reach a wider audience of investors. Our focus is on building our clients’ relationships with the UK’s private client wealth managers and the investment funds based in their regions.



Squire Patton Boggs  

Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. We provide insight at the point where law, business and Government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Our multi-disciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries provides access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground and a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. We place our clients at the core of everything we do.

Our Capital Markets team is recognised as a leading adviser on the full range of capital markets and listed company transactions. With more than 100 lawyers strategically positioned across all of the principal financial markets worldwide, we give clients access to an international Capital Markets team with unrivalled reach and connections. This collective capability enables us to share the insights and provide the advice our clients need to guide them to market and throughout their listed company life.




Berenberg was established in 1590 and today we are one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks. We deliver our expertise through four divisions: Wealth Management, Asset Management, Investment Banking and Corporate Banking. Due to our partnership structure, we are unbiased of corporate interests and feel first and foremost committed to our clients, so that we are able to make swift decisions and act fast.

We, moreover, have direct access to international fund managers. This gives us excellent opportunities for the execution and placement of capital increases and makes sure that we are perceived as a competent partner. We support our clients’ investment decisions by bringing them into direct contact with the managing boards of listed companies.



Zeus Capital  

Zeus Capital is an independent corporate finance-focused investment bank, established in 2003, and employs around 70 people across offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Zeus Capital provides high quality financial advice to both public and private companies. Our strength lies in our:

  • extensive experience covering IPOs, private and secondary fundraisings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate advisory through to complex structured financings, debt advisory and restructuring;
  • in-depth knowledge and understanding of markets;
  • consistency of people, quality and relationships; and
  • access to independent sources of capital and innovative funding solutions.

Our approach is characterised by an emphasis on developing strong relationships with clients.



Design Portfolio 

Design Portfolio was established nearly 30 years ago to provide corporate and investor communications expertise. We partner with companies of all sizes and from all sectors but they all share a similar challenge – how to tell a great story. We help companies better understand the story they want to tell and advise them on how to communicate it more effectively.

As a team of over 60 communication professionals, we are well versed in delivering:

  • corporate reporting;
  • digital communications;
  • investor communications;
  • sustainability communications;
  • internal communications; and
  • multimedia.

We offer a blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy, delivered by dedicated teams through a personal and hands-on service.



Citi Commercial Bank

Citi Commercial Bank is part of Citi, a leading global financial services company with a 200-year history, which works closely with mid-sized companies around the world to customise commercial banking solutions that meet their specific needs for cash management, risk mitigation and cross-border financing.

Operating from London, CCB UK’s experienced, dedicated relationship managers provide clients with access to Citi’s unrivalled global reach and local expertise for insights, advice and guidance on expanding domestically or overseas.



Link Asset Services  

Link Asset Services is part of Link Group, a leading global provider of financial administration solutions operating in 17 countries worldwide. Link Asset Services works in partnership internationally with almost 7,000 clients including asset managers and investors, business managers, asset owners, trustees, issuers and borrowers. Our global office network spans Europe, Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East.

Link Market Services is part of Link Asset Services and offers a holistic and integrated end-to-end suite of services incorporating registration, investor relations, share plan administration, share dealing, treasury and company secretarial support. We are the largest UK share registrar providing services to more than 1,300 companies, large and small, across the UK and globally, including 94 of the FTSE 250 and 23 of the FTSE 100.




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 2018 Extel Awards, at which Liberum was voted top three in 14 sectors, and No.1 in four sectors.


Media partner:

The Telegraph

The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand that has been synonymous with quality, authority and credibility for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight that our journalism provides to a diverse and discerning audience. Every day the content we create – in print, online, in our apps and across many other platforms – is setting the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.

In recent years, we have also developed specially tailored services and experiences for our customers within the areas of travel, financial services and events.