AIM Awards is delighted to announce it raised a grand total of £65,278 for the supported charities, WellChild and BCCS. This is the most money that has ever been raised at AIM Awards and is a fantastic achievement that will change children's lives forever. We would like to thank all the attendees for their very generous donations.
The AIM Awards look at how companies and individuals harness AIM to power their growth and fulfill their strategy.
AIM is one of the most important platforms to help smaller and growing companies raise the capital they need for expansion. The AIM Awards scrutinise recent joiners and more established companies, as well as the advisers and commentators, to identify the stars of the last twelve months across eleven categories.
The Awards cover the period 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2014.
Good shareholder and investor communications is about more than just a well-produced Annual Report and website, although there is no disputing the importance of these within a Company’s IR programme. It is also about maintaining open and clear conversations with all shareholders, effectively communicating bad and unexpected news as well as the good. The winning company will have demonstrated honest, accurate and consistent communication with all levels of shareholders and potential shareholders. Having adapted to life as a public company, the winner will have engaged effectively with new shareholders, promoting the company to professional and private investor audiences using all available channels, including social media.
Sponsored by | RBC Capital Markets
The Best Performing Share Award is a factual award, based on share price performance over the period; however, in addition to pure share price performance, the Voting Panel took the view that allowance must be made for adequate liquidity in the day-to-day trading of the company’s shares. Thus the additional criterion for this award is that the winner must have a minimum of 25% of its issued share capital in public hands. For the purposes of this award, public is defined as not connected with 5% shareholders, the Directors, family or others acting in concert. The Best Performing Share Award, being a factual award, is not deliberated upon by the Voting Panel.
Sponsored by | Winterflood Securities Limited
The winner of this award will be a company that regards its arrival on AIM as the beginning of a journey rather than a destination in itself. The winning company will probably have raised money initially from a spread of institutional and private investors and may well have undertaken further fundraisings to accelerate its growth.
Sponsored by | Sanlam Securities UK Limited
The winner of this award will be a company that reflects the innovation and entrepreneurial skills that are the cornerstone of the AIM culture. The technology concerned does not have to be proven commercially. Obviously this is, potentially, a high risk award, given the innovative nature of the subject matter, and the Voting Panel will be aware of, and make allowances for, this fact.
Sponsored by | Shore Capital
The winner of this award will be a company that has been transformed by a single financial or commercial transaction during the period under review. This is necessarily a wide ranging award, given to recognise a significant achievement by a company in transforming itself, literally at a stroke, and thereby creating significant shareholder value.
Sponsored by | Canaccord Genuity
The winner of this award could be an individual, a team or a department, a publication, a columnist or a contributor who has, quite simply, brought AIM to life. Providing the oxygen and creating interest in a market of over 1,100 diverse small and medium sized companies will be the analysts, brokers, journalists and contributors who provide detailed investment commentary.
Sponsored by | Westhouse Securities
AIM is a market that is becoming more and more international. To reflect this international participation, this Award is given to reward all-round excellence in AIM companies that are incorporated overseas.
Sponsored by | finnCap
The winner of this award would quite simply be a strong contender for Company of the Year were it not due to the lack of a public company track record. Arriving on AIM between 1 August 2012 and 31 July 2013, the winner will already have caught the imagination of investors. A full list of eligible companies will have been provided.
Sponsored by | Meridian Equity Partners
AIM is a market tailor-made for entrepreneurs. The winner of this award will be an entrepreneur who has demonstrated the vision, flair, drive and business acumen to take his or her business forward, via an AIM listing, at a pace impossible without access to public funding. The winner will also have recognised that behind every successful entrepreneur is an established management team that will help him or her deal with the demands of public company life.
Sponsored by | WH Ireland
The ultimate accolade for any AIM company is the Company of the Year Award. The Company of the Year will have demonstrated that it is a responsible, fully accountable, dynamic business with strong growth prospects and a commitment to AIM. The Company of the Year's growth potential will be excellent; above all, the winner will be a serious, well managed business, having attracted public funding to enhance and develop its growth potential to the full.