• AIM Awards Shortlist

AIM Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees – the quality is truly outstanding and is testament to AIM’s status as the most successful growth market in the world. AIM has come a long way since its launch in 1995, when there were just 10 companies worth £82 million. Nearly 4,000 companies have joined AIM in the ensuing 25 years, raising £120 billion and serving as the UK’s economic engine. Crucially, AIM has supported companies through economic cycles, and has a vital role to play today in supporting the UK’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“During these turbulent and testing times, we are proud to continue supporting the success of AIM which is the lifeblood of the UK economy. While COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for us all, it’s heartening to celebrate Britain’s innovative small- and mid-cap businesses which have demonstrated remarkable resilience by adapting swiftly to the changing operating conditions. The role of AIM in providing growth capital to pioneering companies and entrepreneurs creating the jobs of tomorrow is as important now as it’s ever been in the market’s 25 years.”

Scott Knight, Head of Audit and Assurance.


Best Investor Communication Award

  • Abcam plc
  • AB Dynamics plc
  • EMIS Group plc
  • Oncimmune Holdings plc

Best Performing Share Award sponsored by Zeus Capital

  • This is a factual award and therefore no shortlist is necessary.

Best Use of AIM Award sponsored by Winterflood Securities

  • Ideagen plc
  • Inspiration Healthcare Group plc
  • Keywords Studios plc
  • Learning Technologies Group plc
  • Marlowe plc

Best Technology Award sponsored by Cenkos

  • Creo Medical plc
  • MaxCyte Inc.
  • Renalytix AI plc
  • Synairgen plc

AIM Transaction of the Year Award sponsored by Shore Capital

  • Amryt Pharma plc
  • Codemasters Group Holdings plc
  • Inspiration Healthcare Group plc
  • Kape Technologies plc

AIM Corporate Governance Award sponsored by One Advisory

  • EMIS Group plc
  • essensys plc
  • Hotel Chocolat Group plc
  • YouGov plc

AIM Growth Business of the Year Award sponsored by BGF

  • EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc
  • Gear4Music Holdings plc
  • Team17 Group plc
  • Tristel plc

Best Newcomer Award sponsored by Link Asset Services

  • Brickability Group plc
  • FRP Advisory Group plc
  • MJ Hudson Group plc
  • Inspecs Group plc
  • Pebble Group plc

Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by Octopus Investments

  • Debbie Bestwick/Team17 Group plc
  • Sukh Chamdal/Cake Box Holdings plc
  • Andrew Day/Keywords Studios plc
  • Andrew Wass/Gear4Music plc

Company of the Year Award sponsored by WHIreland

  • Frontier Developments plc
  • GB Group plc
  • James Halstead plc
  • YouGov plc

BDO currently audits around 170 AIM companies and has been reporting accountant to over 50 IPOs in the last five years.