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Growth Investor Awards 2018 Press Release - Sapphire Capital Partners announced as "One To Watch" in the Best SEIS Investment Manager award

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Below is Intelligent Partnership's press release from this year's Growth Investor Awards which took place earlier this week:

Sapphire Capital Partners announced one to watch in Best SEIS Investment Manager award

  • Roger Blears, Senior Partner at RW Blears, announced Sapphire Capital Partners as the one to watch in the 2018 Best SEIS Investment Manager award sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors
  • Five impressive finalists went head-to-head competing for the prestigious title
  • Visit for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories

Sapphire Capital Partners has been named the one to watch title in the tight race for the Best SEIS Investment Manager trophy at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards, organised by Intelligent Partnership.

Sponsored by RW Blears Solicitors, the award was presented on November 7 at a black-tie gala dinner for over 450 leading lights from the UK’s vibrant SME investment community.

Commenting on the result, Boyd Carson said: " I am very honoured for this accolade which is a recognition of Sapphire's growing presence in the SEIS and EIS market sector.  The GI Awards evening is a main highlight of our year".  

Sapphire Capital Partners was duly praised for a remarkably diverse range of funds under management and its great enthusiasm for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) space.

The prestigious accolade recognises providers specialising in Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes. The judges specifically looked for investment volume, performance, impact on investee companies, quality of adviser outreach and innovation in product development.

Guy Tolhurst, managing director of Intelligent Partnership, expanded on judge’s decision:

“Sapphire Capital Partners has successfully grown its brand with promising performance. The judges were really impressed by the team’s enthusiasm for SEIS and a solid engagement with the EIS Association.”

Sapphire Capital team

 In the competition for the hotly coveted prize, Sapphire Capital Partners was outpaced by winner Symvan Capital and runner-up Deepbridge Capital. The shortlist of valiant contenders also included Daedalus Partners and Earthworm Capital. 

 Visit for details of winners and runners-up in all 15 categories and a full coverage of the Growth Investor Awards gala.


About the Growth Investor Awards

Launched in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards have rightly become a major focal point in the UK’s SME investment community calendar. The awards celebrate companies and individuals involved in putting investment to work in high-potential businesses. They honour those providing or helping to source investment and leading players that are helping to optimise growth capital for scaling UK companies.


About Intelligent Partnership

 GI Awards 2018

At Intelligent Partnership we’re passionate about small businesses. We know that they are a vital part of the economy: creating jobs, developing new products, opening up new markets and fuelling regional and national growth.

 We want to play our part in promoting the SME sector and, in particular, highlighting the investment and support available to small companies. Putting ourselves at the centre of the wide-ranging capital debate, we want to encourage more people to start their own businesses.

Through our campaigning, research, content, events and awards initiatives, we want to encourage more small businesses to secure vital investment and associated support to scale up and become great businesses.


Media enquiries

For more information about Intelligent Partnership or the Growth Investor Awards, or to arrange interviews, please contact Michelle Powell:

[t]: 0203 375 1705


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