SFC is named Finalist in the 2020 Growth Investor Awards

SFC is named Finalist in the 2020 Growth Investor Awards News

SFC will be competing with 6 other investment providers for the coveted Best SEIS Investment Manager Award

In a challenging year, and with a record-breaking number of award entries, SFC has secured a spot as one of the finalists in the Best SEIS Investment Manager category of the 2020 Growth Investor Awards, hosted by Intelligent Partnership.

Now in their sixth year, the Growth Investor Awards are a landmark event in the investment calendar. With the support of investors, businesses, government and industry bodies, they 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. 

The Best SEIS Investment Manager award celebrates leading companies specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. SFC will compete for the award alongside six other impressive finalists: Ascension Ventures, Deepbridge Capital, Jenson Funding Partners, Nova Growth Capital, RLC Ventures & Worth Capital.

Commenting on the announcement, SFC's CIO Joseph Zipfel said: “Despite challenging conditions, 2020 was a record year for SFC in terms of investment activity, fundraising and exits. It's also the year where we launched our partnership with British Business Investments, allowing us to achieve a lot of milestones, and we are very pleased to be recognised at the Growth Investor Awards once more.”

Commenting on the 2020 Growth Investor Awards, Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: “This has been an exceptional year in so many ways, and, as every finalist can confirm, success has come from being able to adapt and keep moving forward. I’m delighted we can host these awards as an online event, and continue to recognise the investment providers playing such a crucial role in giving the UK’s smaller companies the growth capital and expertise they need.

I would like to congratulate SFC – because to reach the finalist stage in such a competitive field of entrants in this category is a huge achievement.” 

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 tailored feedback and benchmarking report offering expert insight about areas for improvement. In true 2020 fashion, the winners in all categories will be announced during a festive virtual event.