British Private Equity Awards

02 October 2018

The Brewery
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Attend the black tie gala dinner
Entries every year
Public votes

Each year we recognise the contribution of private equity to the growth of British business at our annual awards.

In keeping with the values that have made Unquote the industry’s most trusted source of private equity information, there are four stages in the judging process for the awards. The independent judging process combines the balanced views of industry veterans with a vote from our expert readers. This high degree of scrutiny for all entries is what makes this such a respected industry event.

The Process


Hosted by Simon Evans

Simon is one of the UK’s most respected and established comedians. He is a regular on TV and radio and particularly popular on the corporate and after dinner circuit. His TV credits include BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, BBC2’s Mock the Week and was a regular on Channel4’s Stand Up for the Week. On Radio 4, Simon Evans Goes to Market has audiences delighting in his witty and insightful take on the unpromising comic territory of commodities, trading and wealth. Other Radio 4 appearances include the News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive. He is also the only comedian to have appeared on both University Challenge – the Professionals, and Celebrity Mastermind (which he won – specialist subject Sir Ernest Shackleton). 

After a total sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Simon will tour the UK in 2018 with his brand-new show Genius.

“It’s such an important award and one of the most highly-regarded in the industry.”

Russell Healey, Partner, Foresight Group


  • 18:30

    Sparkling reception

  • 19:45

    Call to dinner

  • 22:30

    End of awards presentations (drinks and casino to start)

  • 02:00


“It’s great when you’re voted for by your peer group recognising a great deal.”

Alan Giddins, Managing Partner, Co-Head Private Equity, 3i

The Judges


“I’m delighted we’ve had the whole team here tonight to celebrate with us.”

David Menton, Managing Partner, Synova Capital

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The Venue

The Brewery

52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD