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Thursday 2 March 2017. Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1

2016 awards

Special presentation to Brian Winterflood to mark his retirement after 60 years in the City

best investor communication award

Sponsored by RD:IR 


  • Britvic plc
  • Equiniti Group plc
  • Great Portland Estates plc
  • Howden Joinery Group plc
  • Marshalls plc
  • WINNER: RPC Group plc

best performing share award

Sponsored by Winterflood Securities 

This is a factual award and therefore no shortlist is necessary.

  • WINNER: Ferrexpo plc

fund manager of the year award

Sponsored by Equiniti 
  • WINNER: Simon Knott/Rights and Issues Investment Trust plc

corporate social responsibility award

Sponsored by PwC 


  • Costain Group plc
  • Kier Group plc
  • MJ Gleeson plc
  • WINNER: Marshalls plc
  • National Express Group plc
  • J D Wetherspoon plc

best technology award

Sponsored by Zeus Capital 


  • Auto Trader Group plc
  • BTG plc
  • Genus plc
  • WINNER: Sophos Group plc
  • Ultra Electronics Holdings plc
  • Zotefoams plc

turnaround of the year award

Sponsored by Canaccord Genuity 


  • Dialight plc
  • WINNER: Electrocomponents plc
  • Imagination Technologies Group plc
  • McBride plc
  • Rentokil Initial plc
  • Serco Group plc

new company of the year award

Sponsored by Peel Hunt 


  • Ascential plc
  • Countryside Properties plc
  • CYBG plc
  • Hollywood Bowl Group plc
  • Luceco plc
  • WINNER: Metro Bank plc

entrepreneur of the year award

Sponsored by finnCap 


  • Rod Flavell/FDM Group (Holdings) plc
  • Kenny Alexander/GVC Holdings plc
  • Derek Muir/Hill & Smith Holdings plc
  • Richard Harpin/Homeserve plc
  • WINNER: Serge Crasnianski/Photo-Me International plc
  • Dean Godwin/Sanne Group plc

company of the year award

Sponsored by Liberum 


  • Diploma plc
  • Electrocomponents plc
  • Hill & Smith Holdings plc
  • WINNER: JD Sports Fashion plc
  • Porvair plc
  • Sanne Group plc

2016 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 2016, which was split equally between these two charities, was


2016 voting panel

To find out more information about the voting panel please download the PDF. 

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