Guy Rigby, head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson, presented the hotly-coveted trophy to Thoughtonomy. Nine leading high-growth SMEs went head-to-head to win the prestigious accolade sponsored by Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm
Thoughtonomy has been named Growth Champion of the Year, sponsored by Smith & Williamson, at the fourth annual Growth Investor Awards 2018 in association with Intelligent Partnership.
Guy Rigby, head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson, presented the award to the automation technology development company on 7 November at a black-tie gala dinner for more than 450 movers and shakers from the UK’s impressive SME investment community.
Thoughtonomy saw off strong competition, impressing the judging panel with the stellar results the company has achieved with very little investment. P2P global social shopping app Depop won second prize while the panel named AVID Technology as ‘one to watch’ thanks to robust performance, ambitious targets and great vision amid growing demand for electric vehicles.
Launched in 2015, the Growth Investor Awards have become a focal point in the UK’s SME investment community calendar, celebrating companies and individuals involved in putting investment to work in high-potential businesses.
The Growth Champion of the Year award celebrates scale-up businesses and their founders. It is the highest accolade for the SMEs that have received venture capital funding and is open to any growing and productive UK-based company with a turnover of more than £3m in the last financial year. The judges looked at a range of factors to come to their choice, including how the investment was deployed to enable future growth, job creation, and regional and international expansion.
Smith & Williamson has sponsored this award category since its inception, further demonstrating its commitment to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the UK.
Smith & Williamson’s Guy Rigby said: “We are proud to support this important industry award for another year. Given the quality of the finalists, every one of them would have been a worthy winner. However, Thoughtonomy’s robotic process automation platform and virtual workforce solution, combined with its international application and strong revenue growth, clearly won the overall admiration of the judges.”
Please visit growthinvestorawards.com/winners2018 for details of all this year’s winners and runner-ups in all 15 categories of the 2018 Growth Investor Awards.
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