News | 13.11.2020

Praetura Ventures named as a finalist for two categories at the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

Praetura Ventures named as a finalist for two categories at the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

In a challenging year, and with a record-breaking number of award entries, Praetura Ventures has secured a spot as one of the finalists in the Best EIS Investment Manager and Team of the Year categories at the 2020 Growth Investor Awards, hosted by Intelligent Partnership. 

Now in their sixth year, the Growth Investor Awards are a landmark event in the investment calendar. With the support of investors, businesses, government and industry bodies, they celebrate the companies and individuals who go above and beyond to support the UK’s growing businesses, and in doing so create jobs, boost economic growth and support innovation.  

About the awards 

Sponsored by Mainspring Fund Services, the Best EIS Investment Manager award celebrates leading companies specialising in Enterprise Investment Schemes. Praetura Ventures will compete for the award alongside five other impressive finalists: Calculus Capital, Mercia Asset Management, MMC Ventures, Parkwalk Advisors, Praetura Ventures, and Symvan Capital.  

The Team of the Year award is open to any team working in the growth investment community to deliver exceptional results. Whether it’s involved in business development, customer service, marketing, advisory or something completely different, the judges will be looking for a team that has gone above and beyond to support their customers and colleagues, whilst successfully delivering on their projects over the past 12 months. 

Praetura Ventures will compete for the award alongside six other impressive finalists: Deepbridge Capital, Oxford Capital, Praetura Ventures, Puma Property Finance, TIME Investments, Triple Point and Vala Capital. 

In true 2020 fashion, the winners in all categories will be announced during a festive virtual event in December. 

Commenting on the announcement, Jon Prescott, Business Development Director of Praetura Ventures, said: 

To have been nominated for two leading industry awards during such a challenging period is testament to the commitment of the whole Praetura teamIt would also be remiss of me to ignore the support of our partnerships with Wealth Managers across the country and their belief in our approach to Venture Capital and EIS.We’re hugely excited about the opportunity ahead, for us and the wider industry.

Commenting on the 2020 Growth Investor Awards, Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said:

“This has been an exceptional year in so many ways, and, as every finalist can confirm, success has come from being able to adapt and keep moving forward. I’m delighted we can host these awards as an online event, and continue to recognise the investment providers playing such a crucial role in giving the UK’s smaller companies the growth capital and expertise they need.

I would like to congratulate Praetura Ventures – because to reach the finalist stage in such a competitive field of entrants in this category is a huge achievement.” 

Award submissions will now move to a second round of judging from an independent panel of judges. All scores are collated to determine the winner and runners-up, with all finalists receiving tailored feedback and benchmarking report offering expert insight about areas for improvement.