2005 Winners

Best Performing Share Award

Sponsored by | Teather & Greenwood

Winner: Asia Energy plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Adam Pollock, Teather & Greenwood; Chris Eager, Asia Energy plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Performing Share Over Five Years Award

Sponsored by | Nabarro Wells & Co Limited

Winner: Mears Group plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Nigel Atkinson, Nabarro Wells & Co. Ltd.; Bob Holt, Mears Group plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Communication Award

Sponsored by | SJ Berwin

Winner: Dobbies Garden Centres plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Delphine Currie, SJ Berwin; Sharon Brown, Dobbies Garden Centres plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Use of AIM Award

Sponsored by | Winterflood Securities Limited

Winner: Media Square plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Julian Palfreyman, Winterflood Securities Limited; Jeremy Middleton, Media Square plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by | John East & Partners Limited

Winner: Hamworthy plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); John East, John East & Partners Limited; Kelvyn Derrick, Hamworthy plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Aim Transaction of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Seymour Pierce

Winner: Sportingbet plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Richard Feigen, Seymour Pierce; Mark Blandford, Sportingbet plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Research Award

Sponsored by | Canaccord Capital (Europe) Limited

Winner: David Blackwell (Financial Times)

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Nigel Little, Canaccord Adams Limited (Europe) Limited; David Blackwell, Financial Times (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

International Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | W.H. Ireland Limited

Winner: First Quantum Minerals Limited

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Laurie Beevers, W.H. Ireland Limited; Nigel Little, Canaccord Adams Limited (Europe) Limited, accepting the award on behalf of First Quantum Minerals Limited (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Best Newcomer Award

Sponsored by | Singer & Friedlander Investment Management Limited

Winner: Spice Holdings plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Andrew Banks, Singer & Friedlander Investment Management Limited; Simon Rigby, Spice Holdings plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by | PwC & QCA Securities Limited

Winner: Michael Kiernan (Consolidated Minerals Limited)

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Mark Brady, PwC & QCA Securities; Colin Smith, Chairman, Consolidated Minerals Limited, accepting the award on behalf of Michael Kiernan, Chief Executive, Consolidated Minerals Limited (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Close Investment Limited

Winner: Ideal Shopping Direct plc

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Picture shows, left to right: Bev Turner (awards presenter); Freda Isingoma, Close Investment Limited; Paul Wright, Ideal Shopping Direct plc (winner); and Graeme Pike, UK Head of Corporate Finance, PricewaterhouseCoopers.