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Vision 2022 – Leaders driving growth

Vision 2022 will recognise the best teams backed by private equity and venture capital, taking into account growth, competitiveness, innovation and ESG, with a focus on the future and the sustainability of the business as well as past performance.

Vision 2022 is an evolution of our Management Team Awards, which existed for over a decade, and briefly evolved into “Adapting with Purpose” in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Continuing our close collaboration with Grant Thornton, we are excited with the bold proposition of Vision 2022 and all that it encompasses.

We will applaud the extraordinary companies that show Vision, and the lasting value that the investment and hands-on involvement of their investors brought in 2021.

Twp businesses from across South England and Wales were recognised for their exceptional performances in 2021 at our South England & Wales Dinner on 30 June 2022. Learn more about the recognised companies below.

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Recognition

Nominations are now closed.

Vision 2022 will take into account nominees’ work across four themes:
  • How companies remained competitive
  • How growth was achieved
  • Demonstrable innovation or agility
  • ESG commitment and progress

This initiative will compile the stories that cast a spotlight on those management teams who have shone and deserve to be rewarded with the highest acknowledgement.

Companies recognised will be announced at the BVCA’s National Dinners and the final full national list will be announced at the Gala Dinner in December 2022. The final list will include 15 companies, including four receiving a special accolade.

Management teams will have the opportunity to share their work and recognition with supporting marketing assets provided by the BVCA.

Special accolades will be awarded to companies at different stages: early-stage, scale-up, medium and large.

The period judged is calendar year 2021 and we are looking for the impact of investment and hands-on involvement coming to fruition. Investment is therefore very likely to have been received in the years prior to 2021. The closing date for nominations was 31 March 2022.



Your submission

Please note nominations are now closed.

Vision 2022 is supported by Grant Thornton. The BVCA and Grant Thornton will invite selected nominees to interview with Grant Thornton, who will then compile information for the judging process. When making your nomination please therefore be prepared to introduce Grant Thornton to the investee company at a later stage.

The period judged is calendar year 2021 and we are looking for the impact of investment and hands-on involvement coming to fruition. Investment is therefore very likely to have been received in the years prior to 2021. The closing date for nominations was 31 March 2022.

Recognition and accolades will be announced at the following BVCA events:

  • Yorkshire & North East Dinner (Leeds), 19 May 2022
  • South England & Wales Dinner (Bristol), 30 June 2022
  • North England Dinner (Manchester), 15 September 2022
  • Scotland Dinner (Edinburgh), 3 November 2022
  • Gala Dinner (London), 1 December 2022

If you have any questions please contact membership@bvca.co.uk.

Recognition themes

Nominees will be asked to provide information regarding the value their investment and hands-on involvement brought in 2021 to the following themes and criteria, where relevant.

Competitiveness (how companies remained competitive):

  • Pricing
  • USP / Unique offering
  • Business model, including flexibility and/or resilience
  • Competitive advantage

Growth (how companies achieved growth):

  • Growth by acquisition
  • International growth
  • Domestic regional growth
  • Follow-on investment
  • Value creation

Innovation & Agility (demonstrable innovation or agility):

  • Product/service diversification
  • Talent pool and succession

ESG (ESG commitment and progress):

  • Carbon reduction / Path to Net Zero
  • Social: people and community
  • Social: diversity and inclusion
  • Impact Investment
  • Governance
Judging panel

The judging panel for Vision 2022:

Chair:

  • David Menton, Managing Partner, Synova

Judges:

  • Dr. Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
  • Rhian Elston, Investment Director, Development Bank of Wales
  • Beth Houghton, Partner & Head of Impact Fund, Palatine
  • Ewan Mackinnon, Partner, Maven
  • James Marshall, Director, NorthEdge
  • Mo Merali, Partner, Head of Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton
  • Andrew Priest, Partner, Inflexion
  • Jan Rutherford, Partner, Scottish Equity Partners
  • Dan Smith, Partner, Head of Yorkshire, LDC
Recognised companies

Yorkshire and the North East

The recognised firms:

  • Faradion (previously backed by Mercia Asset Management)
  • iamproperty (backed by LDC)
  • Rosemont Pharmaceuticals (backed by Inflexion Private Equity)

Representatives from each of the recognised companies received a trophy at our Yorkshire and North East Dinner in Leeds on 19 May 2022. You can read more about the recognised businesses in our dedicated booklet here, or in our press release here.

Read about companies recognised




South England & Wales

The recognised firms:

  • Delio (backed by Maven Capital Partners)
  • Health & Her (backed by the Development Bank of Wales)

Representatives from each of the recognised companies received a trophy at our South England & Wales Dinner in Bristol on 30 June 2022. You can read more about the recognised businesses in our dedicated booklet here, or in our press release here.

Read about companies recognised


Further recognition and accolades will be announced at the following BVCA events:

  • North England Dinner (Manchester), 15 September 2022
  • Scotland Dinner (Edinburgh), 3 November 2022
  • Gala Dinner (London), 1 December 2022


Insights from our Judges

Further information

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE BVCA

 +44 (0)20 7492 0400

 membership@bvca.co.uk