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Cyrus Announced as Growth Investor Rewards Finalist

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Today, Cyrus Investment Management (CIM) has been shortlisted for the Most Impactful Investment at the 2016 Growth Investor Awards, which recognise impact beyond investment in the UK SME investment management industry. CIM have been nominated on the back of their work with FGP Systems in Weymouth, saving over 100 jobs and bringing the company back to turning a profit within 6 months.


Going up against Deepbridge Capital and Foresight they will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Growth Investor Awards black tie dinner held on 3 November at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London. The Awards are organised by Intelligent Partnership (IP), the UK’s leading provider of research and education in alternative investments, and supported by partners including the BVCA, EISA, UKCFA, Centre for Entrepreneurs, The Entrepreneur Network and The Supper Club and media partners Money Marketing and Fund Strategy.


Daniel Kiernan, Research Director of Intelligent Partnership, who oversaw the shortlisting, commented: “The Growth Investor Awards were designed in consultation with the industry to create accolades they really want to win – with a robust judging process that enhances credibility and prestige. It’s clear that those shortlisted last year have used their Feedback Reports to strengthen their entries this year. It’s also good to see a lot of new entrants helping to raise the standard even further. Once again, the shortlist demonstrates real innovation and impact in the SME investment management industry.”


A total of fifty six industry leading businesses and individuals have been recognised for awards including Financial Adviser of the Year; Wealth Manager of the Year; Best Investment Platform; Industry Game Changer; and Best EIS / SEIS / BPR / VCT and the new AIM Investment Manager awards for those demonstrating innovation in product development, adviser engagement, and impact on SME growth.


The awards programme is guided by an Advisory Board including angel investor and entrepreneur Sherry Coutu CBE, Co-founder of the Scale Up Institute; Luke Johnson, Chairman of Risk Capital Partners; Claire Cockerton, Founder and Ambassador of Innovate Finance; Tim Hames, Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA); Emma Jones MBE, CEO of Enterprise Nation; Simon Devonshire OBE, Entrepreneur in Residence at BIS; and Michael Hayman MBE, Co-founder of Seven Hills.


Winners will be revealed at the Growth Investor Awards black tie dinner held on the evening of Thursday 3 November at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London. Visit for a full list of all finalists and information on how to attend the event.