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About the Awards

Each year the AIM ‘club’ gathers to celebrate outstanding achievement on the world’s most successful growth market.

Sponsored by BDO in association with the London Stock Exchange, the Awards identify the quoted companies and entrepreneurs who have harnessed AIM to help them fulfil their ambition and growth potential in the last twelve months. 

Now in its 26th year, the AIM Awards Dinner attracts over 1,400 guests including Senior Directors from AIM quoted companies and their advisers – ranging from NOMADS and brokers to accountants, lawyers, investor relations and financial PR professionals, the media and analysts – making it the largest AIM gathering – and, indeed, one of the annual highlights – in the City calendar. 

Each year the AIM Awards Dinner is a sell-out event and over the years it has developed its own distinctive atmosphere – ‘professional but fun’. In recent years, the event has made its home right in the heart of the City, at Old Billingsgate – a striking landmark venue situated on the banks of the River Thames, just moments from Tower Bridge.

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Awards

The AIM Awards look at how companies and individuals harness AIM to power their growth and fulfil 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 scrutinises 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 2020 to 31 July 2021

The shortlist is announced  

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Best Investor Communication Award

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Best Performing Share Award

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Best Use of AIM Award

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Best Technology Award

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Diversity Champion Award

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AIM Transaction of the Year Award

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AIM Corporate Governance Award

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AIM Growth Business of the Year Award

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Best Newcomer Award

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Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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Company of the Year Award

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Voting panel

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Ian Restall

Flathill Communications Group plc

(Voting panel Chairman)

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Peter Ashworth

Shore Capital

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Kit Atkinson

Link Asset Services

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Sam Barton

Close Brothers Asset Management

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Arun George

Global Equity Research

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Pardip Khroud

Voyager Capital Partners

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Dominic King

Zeus Capital

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Scott Knight

BDO

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Nicholas Le Riche

BDB Pitmans

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Anna Macdonald

Amati Global Investors

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Judith MacKenzie

Downing LLP

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Fraser Marshall

WH Ireland

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Rich McGlashan

DPA/Design Portfolio

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Julian Morse

Cenkos

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Geoff Nash

finnCap

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Richard Power

Octopus Investments

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Brough Ransom

Investec

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Philip Rodrigs

Raynar Portfolio Management

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Josh Royston

Alma PR

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Paul Stevens

BGF

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Victoria Stevens

LionTrust Asset Management

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Marcus Stuttard

London Stock Exchange

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Rosh Wijayarathna

Silicon Valley Bank

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James Wood

Winterflood Securities

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Matt Wood

One Advisory

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Ian Restall

Flathill Communications Group plc(Voting panel Chairman)

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Peter Ashworth

Shore Capital

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Kit Atkinson

Link Asset Services

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Sam Barton

Close Brothers Asset Management

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Arun George

Global Equity Research

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Pardip Khroud

Voyager Capital Partners

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Dominic King

Zeus Capital

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Scott Knight

BDO

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Nicholas Le Riche

BDB Pitmans

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Anna Macdonald

Amati Global Investors

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Judith MacKenzie

Downing LLP

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Fraser Marshall

WH Ireland

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Rich McGlashan

DPA/Design Portfolio

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Julian Morse

Cenkos

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Geoff Nash

finnCap

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Richard Power

Octopus Investments

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Brough Ransom

Investec

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Philip Rodrigs

Raynar Portfolio Management

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Josh Royston

Alma PR

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Paul Stevens

BGF

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Victoria Stevens

LionTrust Asset Management

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Marcus Stuttard

London Stock Exchange

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Rosh Wijayarathna

Silicon Valley Bank

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James Wood

Winterflood Securities

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Matt Wood

One Advisory

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Ian Restall

Flathill Communications Group plc(Voting panel Chairman)

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Peter Ashworth

Shore Capital

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Kit Atkinson

Link Asset Services

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Sam Barton

Close Brothers Asset Management

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Arun George

Global Equity Research

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Pardip Khroud

Voyager Capital Partners

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Dominic King

Zeus Capital

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Scott Knight

BDO

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Nicholas Le Riche

BDB Pitmans

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Anna Macdonald

Amati Global Investors

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Judith MacKenzie

Downing LLP

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Fraser Marshall

WH Ireland

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Rich McGlashan

DPA/Design Portfolio

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Julian Morse

Cenkos

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Geoff Nash

finnCap

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Richard Power

Octopus Investments

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Brough Ransom

Investec

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Philip Rodrigs

Raynar Portfolio Management

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Josh Royston

Alma PR

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Paul Stevens

BGF

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Victoria Stevens

LionTrust Asset Management

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Marcus Stuttard

London Stock Exchange

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Rosh Wijayarathna

Silicon Valley Bank

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James Wood

Winterflood Securities

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Matt Wood

One Advisory

The event


COVID-19

We were unable to hold the AIM Awards 25th celebrations in 2020 due to the global pandemic COVID-19. Instead we conducted a digital campaign, in conjunction with the London Stock Exchange. This was hosted on both our social media channels and on the London Stock Exchange SPARK platform, and deemed a huge success. 

All being well, and subject to Government guidelines, we hope to be able to meet in person this year at the AIM Awards on Thursday 14 October 2021.  

Jo Thomas
Managing Director
Ford Sinclair


Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities sometimes become available, including sponsorship of an individual award, sponsorship of the official drinks reception or sponsorship of the menu. Sponsorship opportunities are, by their very nature, limited. Costs and availability on request.


Hosting a table

Reservations are available for tables of ten people. Numbers are strictly limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.


Advertising

Advertising in the brochure is welcomed and enables your key messages to reach a highly targeted audience. The event brochure is available on the night and contains details of the names of all attendees, in alphabetical and table order. Thus it is widely used as a corporate finance reference guide for up to a year after the event.


Bespoke sponsorship opportunities

We offer a range of bespoke sponsorship packages, tailor made to suit your marketing objectives and budget. Further information on request.


Enquiries

If you wish to be added to the waiting list for a forthcoming event or for any other information, please contact Jo Thomas at Ford Sinclair.  

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Arrangements on the night

Date:

Thursday 14 October 2021, subject to government guidelines

Venue:

Old Billingsgate
1 Old Billingsgate Walk
16 Lower Thames Street
London EC3R 6DX

Start time:

6.00pm. – drinks reception 
7.30pm. – dinner
1.00am. – carriages 

Dress code:
Black tie
Charity collection: 

A charity collection will be taken up during the course of the evening with digital Gift Aid forms for UK taxpayers. Further details to follow. 


Key details

Wine ordering:

We will be using a new system called Fetch My Order to allow all table hosts to pre-order their wine in advance. Further details will be posted nearer the event date.

Accommodation:

A guide to recommended hotels near Old Billingsgate will be published here in due course.

Location:

Key dates

w/c Monday 28 June 2021

Nominations open

Thursday 5 August 2021

Nominations close

Thursday 9 and Friday 10 September 2021

Voting Panel meeting 

Monday 13 September 2021

Shortlist announced

Thursday 14 October 2021, subject to government guidelines

AIM Awards 2021, winners announced at the ceremony

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Charity

In recent years, the AIM Awards Dinner has held a Charity Collection, principally for the benefit of child-focused charities. To all those who have made donations, thank you so much for your generosity – the charities concerned are all extremely grateful. This year, all donations will be split equally between the following two charities:


bccs: One in every ten children has a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly three in every classroom. A recent survey conducted also found 22% of girls and 9% of boys were self-harming. These alarming statistics demonstrate just how important it is to look after children’s mental health.

bccs is a children’s charity covering East London and Essex, with the primary focus of providing counselling for children and young adults whose wellbeing, mental or emotional health is at risk.

www.bccs.org.uk
@bccs_charity


GOSHC: Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

Every day, more than 600 children and young people from across the UK arrive. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses.

This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. 

Every day is a chance for you to make a difference.  Without you, we can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced medical equipment or child and family support services. 

A better future for seriously ill children starts here, so please donate as generously as you possibly can. 

https://www.gosh.org