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Volution announced as finalist in two categories at the prestigious Growth Investor Awards 2023

Now in its ninth year, the Growth Investor Awards will be announced at a gala dinner in London in November.

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It’s been another hugely competitive field of entries for this year’s Growth Investor Awards, hosted by Intelligent Partnership. With the standard so high, we’re delighted to see Volution achieving shortlisted status for both Emerging VC and ESG Champion of the Year!

Now in their ninth year, the Growth Investor Awards are a key event in the investment industry calendar. The awards celebrate the companies and individuals who go above and beyond to support the UK’s growing businesses, and in doing so create jobs, boost economic growth, and support innovation. 

About the award

The judging panel pride themselves on seeking out funds and firms that seek opportunities to use investment as a force for good. The Growth Investor Awards applaud traditional growth metrics as well as impact metrics. 2022 winners were selected for improving biodiversity, reducing carbon emissions and educating the masses on financial security and sustainability.

To get to the final itself is an achievement, but Award winners will have to stand out above the rest for achieving impact beyond investment. 

Commenting on the announcement, Volution Managing Partner, James Codling said: "We're thrilled to be nominated for both Emerging VC and ESG Champion of the Year at the Growth Investor Awards. This recognition by a judging panel that values not only traditional growth but also the broader impact on society and the environment resonates strongly with Volution's mission. We’ve always aimed to redefine venture capital for the betterment of investors, founders, the industry, and our planet. As we approach Fund II, this nomination reinforces our drive to deliver beyond pure investment."

Volution Partner and Head of Growth, Nina Foote added:

"We're delighted to be a finalist at the Growth Investor Awards 2023, and particularly pleased to be nominated for ESG Champion of the Year. We have woven ESG and sustainability into the fabric of Volution. Our Portfolio Carry initiative is a testament to our commitment to aligning values. We firmly believe that fostering diverse, inclusive, well-governed, and environmentally conscious businesses is not only the right thing to do but that it also fuels long-term growth.”

The Growth Investor Awards 2023

Reflecting how far the industry has come in recent years, the Growth Investor Awards are bigger than ever this year. With 26 categories, and more than 75 opportunities to win an accolade. The awards will be celebrated with a gala dinner at the prestigious London Hilton Park Lane, on the evening of November 23rd. 

Commenting on the Growth Investor Awards ’23, Guy Tolhurst, Managing Director of Intelligent Partnership, said: 

“Once again, our finalists have raised the bar for the growth investment community. We’re always so impressed by the vital work our finalists do to support fastest-growing UK SMEs and start-ups. Our categories are always competitive, but this year has exceeded all expectations. Volution deserves huge congratulations for even making it into the final of ESG Champion of the Year, because I know how stiff the competition was.”