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Lily & Piper Limited: Small Cap Awards 2017

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23-Jun-2017 / 10:15 GMT/BST


Press Release
London
23 June 2017

The fifth annual Small Cap Awards Awards' winners have been announced at a black tie gala in London yesterday evening, 22 June 2017. The Awards were established to celebrate success for smaller quoted companies on Nex Exchange and AIM. The Small Cap Awards ceremony shone a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community (sub £150m market capitalisation) across eleven categories.

The winners were:

IPO of the Year
Accrol Holdings

Company of the Year
Gear4Music

Nex Exchange Company of the Year
Chapel Down

Social Stock Exchange Impact Company of the Year
Obtala

Executive Director of the Year
Nick Jarmany, CEO, Quixant

Small Cap Transaction of the Year
Keyword Studios

Small Cap Analyst of the Year
Andrew Blain - formerly of Cenkos  

Small Cap Journalist of the Year
Jamie Nimmo - Evening Standard

Small Cap Advisor of the Year
Cenkos

Fund Manager of the Year
Paul Mumford - Cavendish

Lifetime Achievement Award
Malcolm Diamond MBE


Lord Young of Graffham, one of the UK's best known politicians, returned for a second year to speak at the ceremony.  Lord Young is a former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry. Until recently he was Enterprise Adviser to the Prime Minister with a brief to conduct a "brutal" review of the relationship of government to small firms. This resulted in a three-part review to the Prime Minister on enterprise and small business.

The event was attended by institutions, fund managers, brokers, company directors, entrepreneurs and advisors, creating a chance for all attendees to network with those who have shown exceptional growth and performance in the small cap environment over the last year.

This year the Small Cap Awards was delighted to have secured headline sponsorship for a third year from Nex Exchange, a London based stock exchange providing UK and international companies with access to European capital through a range of fully listed and growth markets.

In addition, the event is co-sponsored by the highly respected commercial law firm Hamlins <http://www.hamlins.co.uk/>  LLP; the Top 15 national audit and accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young <http://www.uhy-uk.com/> ; global leader in all aspects of digital corporate communications EQS Group; <http://www.eqs.com/>  and the first regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their activities, the Social Stock Exchange <http://www.socialstockexchange.com/> .

The winners were selected by a judging panel comprised of leaders in the Small Cap sector and is Chaired by Claire Noyce, Managing Partner at Hybridan <http://www.hybridan.com/> LLP.

The nominations have primarily been chosen from the calendar year 2016. The judging panel consists of:

(Chair) Claire Noyce - Managing Partner and Chief Executive at Hybridan
Dale Bellis - Investment Manager on the private equity and AiM investment team at Maven Capital Partners
David Coffman - Corporate Finance Director at Cairn Financial Advisers
Andy Edmond - CEO at Equity Development
Richard Gill - Director at Align Research
Andrew Hore - HubInvest and Editor of AIM Journal
Judith McKenzie - Head of Downing UK Micro-Cap Growth fund
Miles Nolan - Associate Director at IFC Advisor
Joshua Northrop - Fund Manager at Hargreaves Hale
Gervais Williams - Managing Director of Miton Group plc
For further details visit the Awards section here <http://www.smallcapawards.com/> .

The fifth annual event follows the success of the Small Cap UK network
(http://www.smallcapuk.com) founded by Lily & Piper, a specialist integrated Events Company
talented in building niche networks. SmallCap UK is supported by Hamlins LLP, the leading
central London commercial law firm along with Nex Exchange.

Since it started in mid-2012, the Small Cap Club has successfully enabled leaders and
participants in the micro-cap sector to regularly meet together, based on the premise that
meeting people builds trust and creates new areas of thinking and opportunity and the regular
networking events have gone from strength to strength.

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For further details on the Awards, including judging, categories, sponsor, and partnership
opportunities, please contact:
Melissa Gilmour
Director, Lily & Piper
[email protected]

About NEX Exchange

NEX Exchange helps companies reach investors and raise capital.
Whether choosing to offer equity or debt products, once admitted
onto our stock exchange, small and medium-sized companies have
easier access to investors. Admission is straightforward and we fully
support the transition to a public market environment. For the small
and the ambitious, NEX Exchange is more than a source of capital - we
are the platform for growth. And for investors, we offer simple access
to a diverse range of dynamic companies. NEX Exchange is a NEX
Group business.

For more information, go to
www.nexexchange.com

About EQS Group

EQS Group is a leading international technology provider for Digital
Investor Relations. More than 8,000 companies worldwide trust EQS's
products and services to securely, efficiently, and simultaneously fulfil
complex national and international information obligations to the
global investment community.

EQS has a unique portfolio of digital solutions. From the distribution of
regulatory news (an FCA-approved Primary Information Provider), to
insider list management and digital IR services. These include IR and
corporate websites, stock charts and newsfeeds, online financial and
sustainability reports and corporate audio and video webcasts.
www.eqs.co.uk

About Hamlins LLP

Hamlins LLP is a commercial law firm renowned for its industry
expertise, entrepreneurial approach, and quality lawyers who are
recognised leaders in their fields. We have deep market knowledge
of the media, digital, real estate, sport, retail and leisure industries.
www.hamlins.co.uk

About the Social Stock Exchange

The Social Stock Exchange provides access to the world's first
regulated exchange dedicated to businesses and investors seeking to
achieve a positive social and environmental impact through their
activities. All member companies must meet a rigorous set of criteria
before joining, including the publication of an independently verified
Impact Report.
www.socialstockexchange.com

About Lily & Piper

Lily & Piper is an integrated event and branding agency, which
specialises in placing brands in selected events around the UK, building
campaigns and creating and developing niche networks.
Recent networks founded by the company include the Foreign Direct
Investment Awards, Small Cap Network, Fast Growth Entrepreneurs
and Impact Investor Club.
www.lilyandpiper.com

About UHY Hacker Young

The UHY Hacker Young Group is one of the UK's Top 15 accountancy
networks with more than 100 partners and 590 professional staff
working from 27 locations around the country. The offices within the
Group provide a wide range of audit, accounting and tax services, with
a reputation for integrity and reliability within the financial community,
and particularly with London's Stock Markets. UHY Hacker Young are
ranked 12th in the ARL Corporate Advisers Rankings Guide amongst
other UK audit firms for advising London Stock Exchange listed
companies.

UHY Hacker Young is a founder member of the UHY International
network with 320 offices across 92, with representation in all major
financial centres. Further information can be found at
www.uhy-uk.com.
www.uhy-uk.com


Notes to Editors

The fifth annual Small Cap Awards took place
from 18.30 on Thursday 22 June 2017 at The
Montcalm Hotel in Marble Arch, London

www.smallcapawards.com
www.smallcapnetwork.co.uk
lilyandpiper.com
Twitter @sce_club #smallcapawards


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