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Nottingham and Cambridge-based companies recognised for ESG commitment and exceptional growth

Publish Date 20 Jun 2024
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Altia, a Nottingham-based software business, and Encore, residential management specialists with headquarters in Cambridge, have been named winners of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association’s (BVCA) Vision 2024 awards in the Midlands and East of England.

Sponsored by Grant Thornton and Santander, the awards honour management teams of companies backed by private equity and venture capital.

The judging panel highlighted Altia’s purpose-driven growth, demonstrated by excellent staff development and retention, along with key acquisitions in the UK and Australia. Encore was recognised for its exceptional ESG commitments, including annual B Corp Assessments and incorporating environmental considerations in building management.

Vision 2024 also recognised NorthEdge Capital and Queen's Park Equity for providing outstanding support to their investee companies.

Representatives from Altia, Encore, NorthEdge and Queen’s Equity Partners received their awards at a ceremonial dinner held in Birmingham’s Grand Hotel last night.

Further regional winners will be announced throughout the year, with national winners celebrated at a Gala Dinner in December. The list will feature 15 companies, including four recognised at different investment stages: early stage, scale-up, medium, and large.

Read the Awards booklet


Alex Hyde, Partner, Transaction Advisory at Grant Thronton said:

“We are proud to support the Vision 2024 awards and to celebrate the remarkable achievements of Altia and Encore. Their commitment to innovation and sustainable growth exemplifies the positive impact that dynamic, well-managed businesses can have on the economy and society.

“It’s brilliant to see the support provided by NorthEdge Capital and Queen’s Park Equity to their portfolio companies, demonstrating the powerful role that private equity firms play in fostering business success.”


Sean Longsdale, Managing Director, Structured Finance at Santander said:

“We are delighted to be part of the Vision 2024 awards this year, recognising businesses like Altia and Encore that are not only achieving significant growth but also setting high standards in ESG practices.

“These companies are a testament to the strength and potential within our regions, and Santander UK is committed to providing the support needed for such businesses to excel.”


Rob Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Altia said:

“I am thrilled Altia has been recognised with the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Vision 2024 Award for our efforts in driving growth across the East Midlands.

“This is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and innovative spirit of our entire team and the support of our investor, NorthEdge.

“This award motivates us to continue striving for excellence and making a positive impact in the region. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this incredible achievement.”


Joaquim Fillola, Chief Executive Officer at Encore said:

“We are deeply proud that Encore has received the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Vision 2024 Award.

“This achievement is a testament to the continuous support and strategic guidance provided by Queen's Park Equity (QPE). Their investment and belief in our vision have been instrumental in driving Encore's growth across the UK.

“I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated leadership team, whose commitment and innovation have propelled us to new heights. Together, we are excited to continue this journey of excellence and expansion."


Learn more about these winning companies in the Vision 2024 Midlands & East Awards booklet below, or more about Vision 2024: Leaders Driving Growth Awards on its webpage, here.

Read the Awards booklet



Media contacts

James Gribben, BVCA: jgribben@bvca.co.uk


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Private capital drives growth – providing the funding, expertise and long-term view that enables companies to innovate and flourish. Our mission is to advocate the transformative nature of the private equity and venture capital community.