EKF wins twice at the 2021 Small Cap Awards
EKF Diagnostics won two awards at the ninth annual Small Cap Awards that were announced yesterday evening in London.
Over 150 attendees, all supporters of the small cap community congregated at The Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, London black tie event. Companies and advisors were present at the ceremony hosted by Sarah Lowther, Editor-in-Chief at Master Investor.
The awards shine a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community (sub £200m market capitalisation) across nine categories. They are a once-in-a-year opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement focused on smaller quoted companies.
EKF Diagnostics won Company of the year whilst Julian Baines picked up the Director of the Year. Both EKF and Julian are grateful for the nomination and the award, and delighted to receive recognition from the investment community.
The full list of winners were as follows:
The winners are:
IPO of the Year
ESG Company of the Year
Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc
Analyst of the Year
Kevin Ashton, Singer Capital Markets
Journalist of the Year
Andrew Hore, AIM Journal
AQSE Company of the Year
UK Smaller Companies Fund Manager of the Year
Gervais Williams and Martin Turner – Premier Miton Group
Director of the Year
Julian Baines, MBE, EKF Diagnostics
Company of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
The nominations were primarily chosen from the calendar year 2020.
The judging panel consists of:
(Chair) Claire Noyce
Managing Partner and Chief Executive at Hybridan and Deputy Chair of the Quoted Companies Alliance, and with her:
Deputy Fund Manager, Canaccord Genuity Fund Management
Head of Research at Align Research
Partner & Head of Public Equity at Downing LLP
Fund Manager, Sterling Investments & MI Sterling Select Companies Fund
Partner, Maven Capital Partners UK LLP
Fund Manager Guinness Asset Management
Fund Manager at Octopus Investments
Head of Equities at Premier Miton Group plc.
The ninth annual event follows the success of the Small Cap UK network. https://smallcapnetwork.co.uk/
The network is owned by Master Investor, an investment media and events company that delivers independent, financial commentary and analysis to UK private investors and traders, through events, magazines, news, blogs, podcasts and daily/weekly newsletters. The annual Master Investor Show introduces its 5000+ private investor audience to companies they can invest in. It offers clients opportunities to generate leads to an audience with significant investable funds.
The Small Cap Network is supported by Hill Dickinson LLP, a leading international commercial law firm and sponsored by Share Registrars a CREST enabled registrar and a subsidiary of MSP, Aquis the world's only unique subscription-based exchange and CrowdX a new capital market coming soon for privately held companies.
Since it started in mid-2012 the Small Cap Club has successfully enabled leaders and participants in the micro-cap sector to regularly meet together, based on the premise that meeting people builds trust and creates new areas of thinking and opportunity. The regular networking events are thankfully now back in the calendar.
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