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Press Release – Jenson named as a finalist in the 2021 Growth Investor Awards

Sep 2, 2021

  • Jenson Funding Partners named as a finalist in the 2021 Growth Investor Awards
  • Competing with 5 other investment providers for the coveted Best SEIS Investment Manager Award
  • Now in its seventh year, the Growth Investor Awards will be announced during a live in-person ceremony in November

In another challenging year, and with another record-breaking number of award entries, Jenson has secured a spot as one of the finalists in the Best SEIS Investment Manager category of the 2021 Growth Investor Awards, hosted by Intelligent Partnership. Now in their seventh year, the Growth Investor Awards are a key event in the investment industry calendar. The awards celebrate the companies and individuals who go above and beyond to support the UK’s growing businesses, and in doing so create jobs, boost economic growth and support innovation.

About the award

The Best SEIS Investment Manager award celebrates leading companies specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. Jenson will compete for the award alongside five other impressive finalists: Nova Growth Capital, QVentures, RLC Ventures, Symvan Capital and Worth Capital.

This year the Growth Investor Awards are being brought back as a live and in-person black-tie awards ceremony at the prestigious London Hilton Park Lane. Taking place on the evening of Thursday November 4, 2021, the awards present an ideal opportunity to catch up with old contacts, make new ones, and acknowledge the ongoing excellence and resilience of the industry at one of the most important moments in its history.

Commenting on the announcement, Sarah Barber, CEO said “We are delighted to have been recognised as finalists in this category. As a fund manager we strive to offer the best service to our investors and portfolio companies. We wish all the other finalists the best of luck.”

Commenting on the 2021 Growth Investor Awards, Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to once again welcome our finalists in person to thank them for their drive and commitment in the last year. Without the work of the growth investment community, many more companies would have succumbed to the ongoing lockdowns or been unable to engage with the opportunities they have presented.

Guy adds: “This industry is right at the heart of the UK’s investment-led recovery and helping the country to develop world-beating businesses, with explosive short-term growth and exciting long-term prospects in the post-Brexit context. The agility and expertise of our growth investors are invaluable assets to our SMEs and we’re proud of the part they play in unlocking the success that facilitates the jobs and prosperity that is so important to the wider economy. What better reason to dress up and congratulate such worthy nominees. I think they’re all champions and applaud each and every one, but you can be sure that the winners will be the best of the best.

 “This year we’ve seen some very competitive categories and I’m pleased to say that includes our brand new ESG Champion of the Year award and at a time of continuing uncertainty, I couldn’t be more impressed by the quality and breadth of what this industry offers to both investors and investees.

Jenson deserves hearty congratulations for rising to the top of a very competitive category.”

Award submissions will now move to a second round of judging from an independent panel of judges. All scores are collated to determine the winner and runners-up, with all finalists receiving a tailored feedback and benchmarking report offering expert insight about areas for improvement.


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