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Equipmake crowned winner of the 2023 Aquis Showcase
December 5, 2023
The Aquis Showcase returned for a second year in 2023, bringing together some of Britain’s most exciting growth companies to compete for the votes of retail investors.
Over four quick-fire rounds, 15 companies on the Aquis Stock Exchange pitched their case in eight minutes or less, with electric powertrain manufacturer Equipmake ultimately taking home the grand prize from other runners up Invinity Energy Systems, RentGuarantor, Shepherd Neame and Quantum Exponential.
Hosted by IG’s Jeremy Naylor and with guest speakers including shadow economic secretary Tulip Siddiq MP, Joanne Hart, editor of the Daily Mail’s ‘Midas’ column and Andy Brough, portfolio manager at Schroders, it was an unmissable day of networking and education for those looking to invest in public growth companies.
Jeremy Naylor, IG, said:
"I am often asked to cover small cap investor presentations, but the Aquis Showcase event 2023 was an innovative standout success. The format was great fun to compère and the guest list was a treat. The event has the capacity to become an unmissable day in the small-cap calendar. "
Alasdair Haynes, CEO, Aquis said:
“Here at Aquis we are passionate about connecting growth companies with the scale-up capital that they desperately need. It was fantastic to be joined by a 200-strong audience of retail investors and others from the capital markets ecosystem, who learned about some of the most exciting UK companies in sectors from greentech to quantum and beyond. I hope that attendees have found some gems to add to their portfolios, and that our companies enjoyed the chance to pitch their case directly to the public.”
Tulip Siddiq MP, Shadow Economic Secretary, said in her address to participants:
"It is great to see the work your exchange is doing to showcase and support high-growth British businesses."
The Aquis Showcase 2023 was delivered in partnership with Armstrong Teasdale and VSA Capital, and sponsored by Alma Strategic Communications, Crowe and IG.
Other Aquis-quoted companies presenting were: All Things Considered Group, Ananda Developments, Global Connectivity, Inteliqo, Kasei Holdings, Marula Mining, ProBiotix Health, SulNOx Group, S-Ventures and Tap Global Group; along with 2022 winners One Health Group, and pre-IPO companies Banhoek Chilli Oil Company, Bumboo and Terrafend.