2013 Winners

Best Communication Award

Sponsored by | Octopus Investments

Winner: Vernalis plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC, David Mackney, Chief Financial Officer, Vernalis plc (winner); Andrew Buchanan, Octopus Investments; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Performing Share Award

Sponsored by | RBC Capital Markets

Winner: Coms plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Iain Ross, Non-executive Chairman, Coms plc and Paul Sweetland, Corporate Development Director, Coms plc (winner); Darrell Uden, Head of European ECM and Corporate Broking, RBC Capital Markets; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Use of AIM Award

Sponsored by | Winterflood Securities

Winner: Utilitywise plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Richard Meaney, Director of Market Making, Winterflood Securities; Andrew Richardson, Chief Financial Officer, Utilitywise plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by | Sanlam Securities UK

Winner: WANdisco plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; John East, Chairman, Corporate Finance, Sanlam Securities UK; Simon Martin, Financial Controller, WANdisco plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

AIM Transaction of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Meridian Equity Partners

Winner: Gemfields plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Anthony Venus, CEO, Meridian Equity Partners; Graham Mascall, Non executive Chairman, Gemfields plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Research Award

Sponsored by | Canaccord Genuity

Winner: Allenby Capital

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Simon Bridges, Head of Corporate Broking, Canaccord Genuity; Matt Butlin, Head of Equities, Allenby Capital (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

International Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Westhouse Securities

Winner: Optimal Payments plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Christopher Getley, CEO, Westhouse Securities; Keith Butcher, Finance Director, Optimal Payments plc, (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Newcomer Award

Sponsored by | finnCap

Winner: Clinigen Group plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap; Peter George, Shaun Chilton, COO, Clinigen Group plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by | PwC

Winner: Robert Forrester/Vertu Motors

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Stephanie Hyde, Head of Regions, PwC; Michael Sherwin, Finance Director, collecting the award on behalf of Robert Forrester, CEO, Vertu Motors plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | WH Ireland

Winner: Abcam plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Chris Fielding, Director of Corporate Finance, WH Ireland; Jonathan Milner, CEO, Abcam plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.