We are incredibly honoured to announce that BGF has become the first investment company to receive the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the innovation category, the UK's highest official accolade for business success.
The awards are designed to celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses.BGF has been recognised for creating a unique platform for long term investing in small and mid-sized companies on a truly meaningful scale; going above and beyond in this area of expertise, and demonstrating continuous commercial success for over five years.
The judges highlighted BGF's achievements in:
- Delivering an effective and scalable solution for growth capital investing through a unique combination of extensive regional infrastructure, technology, investment structure and processes.
- Building a unique dataset to identify and engage growing companies across every sector and region of the UK.
- Creating a business model that is now being studied as an exemplar by countries around the world, generating interest from policy makers looking to shape and scale the funding ecosystem for the UK using a new and innovative approach.
The awards scheme, in its current incarnation, commenced in 2000 and has become internationally renowned. Since then, there have been more than 5,200 entries in the Innovation category and more than 800 winners. The Queen's Award, which was established in 1966, preceded the Queen's Award for Enterprise.