2017 Winners

Special presentation to Andrew Buchanan

Andrew Buchanan

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Picture shows, left to right: Presentation on the retirement of Andrew Buchanan, to acknowledge his contribution to the AIM sector.

Picture shows, left to right: Ian Restall, Founder of the AIM Awards and Chairman, Design Portfolio; Andrew Buchanan, Octopus Investments; and David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC.

Best Investor Communication Award

Sponsored by | Vox Markets

Winner: Majestic Wine plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Martin Luke, CEO and Founder, Vox Markets; James Crawford, CFO, Majestic Wine plc; Gabby Clinkard, Investor Relations, Majestic Wine plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Performing Share Award

Sponsored by | Zeus Capital

Winner: Nu-Oil and Gas plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman, Zeus Capital; Simon Bygrave, Investor Relations, Nu-Oil and Gas plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Use of AIM Award

Sponsored by | Winterflood Securities

Winner: GBG plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Dave Wilson, Finance Director and Operations Director, GBG plc; [name to come], GBG plc (winner); James Wood, Corporate Analyst, Winterflood Securities; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Global Achievement Award

Sponsored by | Irwin Mitchell

Winner: Gooch & Housego plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Daniel Bastide, Partner, Irwin Mitchell; Mark Webster, CEO, Gooch & Housego plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Technology Award

Sponsored by | Allenby Capital

Winner: IQE plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Nick Naylor, CEO, Allenby Capital; Phillip Rasmussen, Group Finance Director, IQE plc; Neil Rummings, Associate Director of Finance, IQE plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

AIM Transaction of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Shore Capital

Winner: Animalcare Group plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Dru Danford, Head of Corporate Banking and Advisory, Shore Capital; Chris Cardon, CEO, Animalcare plc; Ian Menneer, COO, Animalcare plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

AIM Growth Business of the Year Award

Sponsored by | BGF Quoted

Winner: Keywords Studios plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Tom Jenkins, BGF Quoted; Andrew Day, CEO, Keywords Studios plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Innovative Fundraising of the Year Award

Sponsored by | PrimaryBid

Winner: Burford Capital Ltd

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Craig Arnott, MD, Burford Capital Ltd. (winner); Anand Sambasivan, CEO, PrimaryBid; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Research Award

Sponsored by | Berenberg

Winner: Stockdale Securities

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Peter Ashworth, Director, Growth Companies Research, Stockdale Securities (winner); Ben Wright, UK ECM & Corporate Broking, Berenberg; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

International Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Cenkos

Winner: Taptica International Ltd

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Joanna Parnell, Non-executive Director, Taptica International Ltd; Hagai Tal, CEO, Taptica International Ltd (winner); Julian Morse, Head of Growth Companies Sales, Cenkos; and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Best Newcomer Award

Sponsored by | Northland Capital Partners Limited

Winner: Alpha FX Group plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Patrick Claridge, CEO, Northland Capital Partners; Morgan Tillbrook, CEO, Alpha FX Group plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Sponsored by | Octopus Investments

Winner: Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane/boohoo.com plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Sophie Raworth, awards presenter; Richard Hughes, Founder, Zeus Capital, receiving the award on behalf of boohoo.com plc (winner); and Richard Power, Head of Quoted Smaller Companies, Octopus Investments.

Company of the Year Award

Sponsored by | WHIreland

Winner: Fevertree Drinks plc

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Picture shows, left to right: David Snell, Partner and AIM Leader, PwC; Adam Pollock, Head of Corporate and Institutional Broking, WHIreland; Tim Warrillow, co-founder and CEO, Fevertree Drinks plc; Andy Branchflower, Finance Director, Fevertree Drinks plc (winner); and Sophie Raworth, awards presenter.