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Thursday 21 March 2019. Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London W1 

2018 awards

best investor communication award

Sponsored by RMS Partners 


  • Britvic plc
  • Equiniti Group plc
  • Genus plc
  • Hays plc
  • WINNER: Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc
  • Marshalls plc

best performing share award

Sponsored by Squire Patton Boggs 

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

  • WINNER: Ocado Group plc

fund manager of the year award

Sponsored by Berenberg 

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

  • WINNER: FP Foresight UK Infrastructure Fund

sustainability award

Sponsored by PwC 


  • WINNER: Britvic plc
  • Croda International plc
  • MJ Gleeson plc
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc
  • Severn Trent plc
  • Unilever plc

innovation in technology award

Sponsored by Zeus Capital 


  • Auto Trader Group plc
  • Nanoco Group plc
  • Ocado Group plc
  • Oxford BioMedica plc
  • Syncona Ltd
  • WINNER: Zotefoams plc

transformation of the year award

Sponsored by Design Portfolio 


  • AVEVA Group plc
  • EI Group plc
  • Electrocomponents plc
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc
  • John Menzies plc
  • WINNER: Whitbread plc

CEO of the year award

Sponsored by Citi Commercial Bank 


  • Ian Johnson/Bioquell plc
  • Bronek Masojada/Hiscox Ltd
  • Preben Prebensen/Close Brothers Group plc
  • Lindsley Ruth/Electrocomponents plc
  • Neil Stothard/Vp plc 
  • WINNER: Kate Swann/SSP Group plc 

new company of the year award

Sponsored by Link Asset Services 


  • Amigo Holdings plc
  • Avast plc
  • AJ Bell plc
  • WINNER: IntegraFin Holdings plc
  • JTC plc
  • TheWorks.co.uk plc

company of the year award

Sponsored by Liberum 


  • MJ Gleeson plc
  • Halma plc
  • Kainos Group plc
  • WINNER: Softcat plc
  • Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc
  • Whitbread plc

2018 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 2018, which was split equally between these two charities, was


2018 voting panel

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

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