Forward Partners named ‘One to Watch’ for Growth Investor of the Year award at the 2022 Growth Investor Awards

November 25, 2022

The 2022 Growth Investor Awards took place last night, with a gala dinner and awards ceremony to recognise the best of the growth investing community. The businesses and individuals, who were recognised, received their awards at the London Hilton, Park Lane, in front of 450 guests from across the alternative investments industry. This year was the eighth Growth Investor Awards (GIA) organised by Intelligent Partnership. For almost a decade GIA has celebrated those businesses and individuals within the financial services and alternative investment industries, who support the UK’s high-growth SMEs and startups.

Forward Partners was recognised by our judges for their outstanding contribution, as our ‘One to Watch’ in the prestigious Growth Investor of the Year category.

Despite the challenging economic backdrop, the guidance, support, and returns they’ve delivered for their clients, and the businesses they work with, has been so impressive this year.

Luke Smith, Investment Partner at Forward Partners, was delighted to be named ‘One to Watch’ in Growth Investor of the Year, he said:

"Being named “One to Watch” in this particular category is a proud moment for us and a testament to the relentless work of our portfolio companies and the Forward team this year"

 Guy Tolhurst, founder of Intelligent Partnership, said:

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, that’s why it was amazing – last night - to see a room full of the growth investor community celebrating the essential contribution they make to the UK’s fast-growing SMEs and Startups. Forward Partners, are right at the heart of this alternative investments community, so it was brilliant to see them commended in such a competitive category. The judges rightly recognised their outstanding contribution this year."

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November 25, 2022