Small Cap Awards 2014

The second annual Small Cap Awards, sponsored by Hamlins LLP, a leading central London law firm, and will take place at the Grange St. Pauls Hotel, 10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ on 21st May 2014 to celebrate success of smaller quoted companies. The event will shine a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community (sub £100m market capitalisation) and will feature Peter Dickson, the voice of television programme The X Factor, as compere. A speaker will be announced in due course.

The Awards will be attended by institutions, fund managers, brokers and advisors, creating a chance for all attendees to network with those who have shown exceptional growth and performance in the last year. Nominations are invited and will be open on the Small Cap Awards website from 20 February 2014.

The Small Cap Awards is the annual opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement focused on companies quoted on AIM and ISDX.

The event is supported by London Stock Exchange and ISDX, and sponsored by Hamlins LLP, Bishopsgate Communications, Grange Hotels, and UHY Hacker Young. Hamlins have been a supporter of both the awards and the Small Cap Club since 2012.

Research house Equity Development will work with the Judges to draw up the 2014 long list of nominees for each category, based on the 2013 calendar period, from which a shortlist will be announced around 28 February 2014. There are eleven award categories including:

  • Company of the Year, Advisor of the Year
  • IPO of the Year
  • Transaction of the Year
  • Small Cap Hero of the Year. Small Cap Hero will be awarded to the person or company that has best promoted the case for Small Cap Quoted Companies.

“I think 2013 marked a turning point in the UK small/microcap market” said Gervais Williams, a member of the judging panel and supporter of Small Cap stocks as an active fund manager in the sector as managing director of Miton Group plc.

“For most of the last 20 years it has been a case of being able to invest in any stock we chose; the tricky part was finding a way to exit the investment in a sea of sellers. Over the past six months all that has changed. It is a case of being able to sell almost any of our holdings almost instantly, and the key problem has been finding decent sellers in volume in most small/microcaps. We believe this is a multi-decade change of trend coming through.”

The second annual event follows the success of the Small Cap Club founded by Lily and Piper, a specialist integrated Events Company talented in building niche networks. The Small Cap Club is supported by Hamlins LLP a leading central London commercial law firm, and the London Stock Exchange.

Since it started in mid-2012 the Small Cap Club has successfully enabled leaders and participants in the small and micro-cap sector to meet regularly together, based on the premise that meeting people builds trust and creates new areas of thinking and opportunity.

SMEs are the most dynamic areas or UK business, employing 14.1 million people (59% of the private sector employment) having an annual turnover of £1,500 billion (48% UK business aggregate turnover)*.

For more information about either the awards or the Small Cap Club please contact Melissa Gilmour.