British Private Equity Awards

3 October 2017, The Brewery, London


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.

Over 350 attendees attend the black-tie gala dinner in London each October.

Why should you enter the British Private Equity Awards?

  • You can put your organisation forward in as many categories as you wish
  • Benchmark yourself and your deals against peers
  • Raise your profile and gain industry recognition for your outstanding achievements - all shortlisted entries and winners will be showcased online by Unquote
  • An opportunity to celebrate your team's achievements and sensational deals
  • Enjoy a phenomenal black-tie awards night with over 350 industry leaders from all corners of the British investment world

How do I enter?

There is no charge to enter, just select the categories your firm excel in and complete the online form. It really is as easy as that! But remember to only submit your entry when you are happy with it.

Due to a high volume of submissions coming close to the original 12 July deadline, the cut-off was pushed back: entries must be completed no later than 4pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

How do I vote?

The shortlist for this year's unquote" British Private Equity Awards has been announced – cast your votes before Thursday 14 September 15:30 for the teams you feel best deserve to be recognised.

Voting is now closed

    • Timings you need to know

    • 18:30

      Sparkling Reception

      Served in King George III

    • 19:50

      Welcome Address

      Greg Gille
      Greg Gille
      Editor, Unquote
    • 20:00

      Three-course dinner

      Served in the The Porter Tun

    • 21:50

      British Private Equity Awards 2017

      Winners announced by Chris Kamara. View shortlisted companies

      Chris Kamara
      Chris Kamara
    • 23:00

      Casino & drinks

      Roulette and blackjack tables on The Porter Tun (cash bar after 10:30)

    • 01:30

      Bar Closes

    • 02:00


This year's host: Chris Kamara

Chris grew up in Middlesbrough and served in the Royal Navy before taking his first professional football position at Portsmouth FC in 1975. He spent two years at Portsmouth before moving to Swindon Town. Chris’ 20 year footballing career took him to 11 sides, the highlight of which was being part of the 1989/90 Championship winning Leeds United team - then managed by Howard Wilkinson.

Having completed his playing career, Chris went into management with Bradford City gaining promotion into the First Division. Most of the side which was assembled by Chris then went onto secure promotion to the Premiership. Chris has more recently become involved in footballing punditry and has a dedicated following on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday.

Chris’ appearances on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday with Jeff Stelling have fast become a must-see. Chris is perhaps is best known for his hard-hitting, often lighthearted analysis of Premier League action from the gantry, making him a household name. He’s also won over legions of fans with his irreverent pre-match lives on Soccer AM.

Most recently, Chris has featured in the successful Ladbroke’s advertising campaign and is a regular columnist for The Sun. As well as being an Ambassador for Marie Curie Cancer Care, Chris became an Ambassador of the Special Olympics Great Britain and was also one of the runners of the Olympic torch in Doncaster.

Chris’ charisma and sense of humour is infectious; he’s known in the industry as a guy who works exceedingly hard and is always ready with a winning smile. Chris now hosts ITV’s Saturday night prime time show Ninja Warrior

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