Small Cap Awards: nominations announced

Nominations for the Small Cap Awards have now been announced. A judging panel made up of experts and advisers to the small cap community have drawn up a long list for each of the eleven categories. Daniel Bellau, Head of Corporate at Hamlins LLP and a member of the judging panel said “These are the inaugural Small Cap Awards and those of us on the panel are delighted to have been asked to judge them. There is a wealth of unrecognised excellence within the small and micro-cap community and the awards have been designed to redress this. With such a pool of talent to choose from, judging was never going to be an easy task. We will be announcing the short list on 10th April, with the award ceremony taking place on 24th April”.

The awards categories and nominees are listed below with the exception of  Small Cap Hero will be awarded to the person or company that has best promoted the case for Small Cap Quoted Companies.

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Award nominees are:

IPO of the Year:
WANdisco; Snoozebox; Belvoir Lettings; blur Group; Utilitywise; Clinigen Group

Reconstruction / Refinance of the Year:
Fastnet Oil & Gas; Premier Gold Resources; Ironveld; fastjet; One Delta; Pure Wafer; Armscote reversal / Venn Life Sciences

Transaction of the Year:
Alkane Energy; Proximagen Group; Regenersis; Avingtrans; Ideagen

Small Cap Advisor of the Year:
WH Ireland; finnCap; Crowe Clarke Whitehill; St Helens Capital Partners LLP (team now part of Peterhouse Corporate Finance); Littlejohn LLP; Panmure Gordon & Co

Small Cap Executive Director of the Year:
Roy Lipski – Oxford Catalysts Group; Matthew Peacock – Regenersis; Michael Infante – One Media iP Group; David Baynes – Fusion IP; Bob Woods – Mattioli Woods; David Wright – Porta Communications

Small Cap Analyst of the Year:
George O’Connor – Panmure Gordon; Paul Scott – The Motley Fool; Simon Thompson – Investors Chronicle; Andrew Darley – finnCap; Paul Hill – Moneyweek; Andrew Sheppard Barron – Peel Hunt

Small Cap Fund Manager of the Year:
Andy Gray – Artemis; Giles Hargreave – Hargreave Hale; Judith Mackenzie – Downing; Max Royde – Kestrel Investment Partners; Catherine Stanley – F&C

Small Cap Mining and Resource Company:
EMED Mining; Condor Gold; West African Minerals Corporation; Magnolia Petroleum; Nostra Terra Oil and Gas Company

Small Cap International Company:
eServGlobal; Escher Group; Medgenics

Small Cap Company of the Year: 
Regenersis; Tracsis; Escher Group; Thalassa Holdings; Valirx plc; Ultimate Finance Group; Bioventix

Small Cap Hero:
Not disclosed