Thursday 11th November 2021

Celebrating Sub £200m UK Market Cap Quoted Companies Sector

Keynote Speaker
Dominic Holland - Award Winning Comedian

Master of observational comedy, we are delighted to welcome Dominic Holland as this year's Keynote Speaker. Dominic has been doing stand up comedy since 1991. He is a Perrier Award winner and has become one of the most regarded comedians of his generation. He’s a brilliant event compere and accomplished Awards host.

Awards Host
Sarah Lowther, Editor-In-Chief at Master Investor

Affectionately known as the "smiling assassin", Sarah is known for her charming and her disarming interviews. From Downing Street to downtown Manila, she has reported on all matters Finance and when not behind a microphone is behind a spade in her allotment.

The Judging Panel

Our selected Small Cap Award 2021 Judges

Gervais Williams

Gervais Williams

Head of Equities at
Premier Miton Group plc.
Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie

Partner & Head of Public Equity at
Downing LLP
Stella Panu

Stella Panu

Maven Capital Partners UK LLP
Dominic Weller

Dominic Weller

Fund Manager at
Octopus Investments
Hugo Vaux

Hugo Vaux

Fund Manager
Guinness Asset Management
Lucy Bloomfield

Lucy Bloomfield

Deputy Fund Manager,
Canaccord Genuity Fund Management
Miles Nolan

Miles Nolan

Fund Manager, Sterling Investments & MI Sterling Select Companies Fund
Richard Gill

Richard Gill

Head of Research at
Align Research
Claire Noyce

Claire Noyce

CEO, Hybridan LLP

The Nominees

Company of the Year

Water Intelligence Plc

MaxCyte Inc

EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc

Gear4Music Ltd

TPXimpact Holdings Plc

Avacta Group Plc

IPO of the Year

Various Eateries Plc

Elixirr International Plc

Calnex Solutions Plc

Kooth Plc

Verici DX Plc

Inspecs Group Plc

Director of the Year

John Samuel, Hargreaves Services Plc

Julian Baines, MBE, EKF Diagnostics Holdings Plc

Mike Creedon, SDI Group Plc

Neal Gandhi, TPXimpact Holdings Plc

Klaas van der Leest, Intercede Plc

Dr Alastair Smith, Avacta Group Plc

ESG of the Year

Water Intelligence Plc

TPXimpact Holdings Plc

Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc


Trackwise Designs Plc

Invinity Energy Systems Plc

AQSE Company of the Year

DXS International plc

Incanthera plc

Chapel Down Group plc

Analyst of the Year

Robert Sanders, Shore Capital Group

Chris Donnellan, Cenkos Securities

Mark Brewer, finnCap Group

Peter McNally, Panmure Gordon & Co

Kevin Ashton, Singer Capital Markets

Lorne Daniel, finnCap Group

Journalist of the Year

Joanne Hart, Mail on Sunday

Simon Thompson, Investors Chronicle

Smit Berry, The Small Company Sharewatch

Andrew Hore, AIM Journal

Richard Evans, Questor – Telegraph

David Thornton, Growth Company Investor

UK Smaller Companies Fund Manager of the Year

Premier Miton UK Smaller Companies.
Managers: Gervais Williams & Martin Turner

Octopus UK Micro Cap Growth.
Manager: Richard Power

Baillie Gifford British Smaller Companies.
Manager: Charlie Broughton & Steve Vaughan

Marlborough Nano Cap Growth.
Managers: Guy Feld & Eustace Santa Barbara

Marlborough UK Micro Cap Growth.
Managers: Guy Feld & Eustace Santa Barbara

ES R&M UK Equity Smaller Companies.
Manager:  Daniel Hanbury

Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced on the evening

Sponsored By

Hill Dickinson

COVID Safety

As organisers of the Small Cap Awards, the safety of our guests and staff is our priority.

In order to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests at this year’s SCN Awards, the Small Cap Awards will be conforming with the ‘All Secure’ guidelines formulated by the AEV.

We therefore politely ask that ALL attendees take an LFT 24 hours prior to the event on the 11th November.