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Winners of the Ambition Nation Listed 50 Awards 2020/2021

Winners 2020/2021

 

Top Ranked (Sector) Winner Best Performing (Sector) Winner
Overall City of London Investments Overall Cerillion
Technology Oxford Metrics Technology Cerillion
Consumer Codemasters Group Consumer Sumo Group
Financials City of London Investments Financials Impax Asset Management
Industrials & Services YouGov Industrials & Services Volex
Life Sciences Bioventix Life Sciences Ergomed

 

Our small- to mid-cap PLCs are at the heart of corporate Britain's growth. Here at finnCap, we see our listed SMEs as the lifeblood of our economy. We wanted to celebrate that, in a way that was totally objective.Presenting the finnCap Ambition Nation Listed 50. The Ambition Nation Listed 50 acknowledges the best of the best in small and medium sized companies. It is driven by key metric fundamentals, identifying the 50 companies that offer the best blend of growth and quality as ranked by finnCap’s equity analysis tool, The Slide Rule.  As well as identifying the UK's best companies, Ambition Nation Listed 50 also celebrates the achievements and innovation of these business leaders.

Driving Ambition film series

We celebrate some of this years’ cohort of the Ambition Nation Listed 50 in our episodic film series - Driving Ambition. Featuring a diverse selection of companies across the categories, host Oli Barrett MBE interviews the business leaders to look at the human narrative behind each business success story and the importance of being listed, the people, the challenges companies face, the effects of macroeconomic factors like Brexit and COVID-19, and how they are working towards a sustainable future.

Driving Ambition - 2020/2021 Cohort

In conversation with Ian Simm, CEO, Impax Asset Management. Presented by Oli Barrett MBE.

Episode 1 | Impax Asset Management

In conversation with Ian Simm, CEO, Impax Asset Management.

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In conversation with Mark Bartlett, CEO, Strix Group Plc. Presented by Oli Barrett MBE.

Episode 2 | Strix Group Plc

In conversation with Mark Bartlett, CEO, Strix Group Plc.

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In conversation with Nick Bolton, CEO, Oxford Metrics Plc.

Episode 3 | Oxford Metrics

In conversation with Nick Bolton, CEO, Oxford Metrics Plc.

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In conversation with John Rigby, CEO, K3 Capital Group

Episode 4 | K3 Capital Group

In conversation with John Rigby, CEO, K3 Capital Group

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In conversation with Dorian Gonsalves, CEO, Belvoir Group

Episode 5 | Belvoir Group

In conversation with Dorian Gonsalves, CEO, Belvoir Group

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In conversation with Andy Thorburn, CEO, EMIS Group

Episode 6 | EMIS Group

In conversation with Andy Thorburn, CEO, EMIS Group

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What it means to make the Ambition Nation Listed 50

What it means to make the Ambition Nation Listed 50

finnCap Group Managing Director Stuart Andrews and Head of Research Raymond Greaves discuss the 2020/2021 cohort of the Ambition Nation Listed 50 with host Oli Barrett MBE.

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Playlist of the Ambition Nation Listed 50 film series

Driving Ambition film series on YouTube

Follow this link to our YouTube channel where you can watch the full playlist of interviews from the Ambition Nation Listed 50 and our film series Driving Ambition, where we interview business leaders from the Listed 50 on the challenges they face.

Watch the full playlist here
Company name
Sector
Accrol Group Holdings Industrials & Services
Advanced Medical Sol  Life Sciences
Alpha Financial Markets Financials
Bango Technology
Beeks Financial Cloud  Technology
Begbies Traynor Financials
Belvoir Industrials & Services
Brickability Industrials & Services
Brooks MacDonald Financials
Cake Box Holdings Consumer
Cerillion Technology
Character Group Consumer
City of London Investment Financials
Craneware Plc Technology
dotDigital Technology
Ergomed Life Sciences
Focusrite Consumer
Forterra Plc Industrials & Services
Frenkel Topping Financials
Ideagen Technology
Instem Life Sciences
Intercede Technology
Joules Consumer
K3 Capital  Financials
Keystone Law  Industrials & Services
Marlowe Technology
Mattioli Woods Financials
Medica  Life Sciences
Midwich  Industrials & Services
Morses Club Financials
Mortgage Advice Bureau Financials
Mpac  Industrials & Services
Netcall Technology
Nichols Consumer
Oxford Metrics Technology
Polar Capital Financials
Record Financials
Renew Industrials & Services
River & Mercantile  Financials
Robert Walters Industrials & Services
Sanderson Design  Consumer
SigmaRoc Industrials & Services
SThree Industrials & Services
Strix Industrials & Services
Sureserve Industrials & Services
Tatton Asset Management Financials
Tracsis Technology
Up Global Sourcing Holdings Consumer
Volex Industrials & Services
XLMedia Industrials & Services

We will identify these companies using the Slide Rule, an in-house developed quantitative equity analysis tool. First, companies are ranked on a blend of sales growth, EBIT growth and free cash flow return on capital employed. Next, companies are 'stress-tested' for cash flow quality, dividend affordability (if applicable) and levels of financial leverage, with those failing any of these tests being eliminated. Finally, there is an eligibility test: companies must have their headquarters in the UK; the market capitialisation must be in the range £30m - £1bn; the company must have been listed for at least 12 months. Of those companies remaining, the top 50 are nominated to the Ambition Nation Listed 50.

Award categories

Overall Top Ranked Company

Awarded to the top ranked Ambition Nation Listed 50 company across all sectors.

Overall Best Performing Company

Awarded to the Ambition Nation Listed 50 company across all sectors that has delivered the best share price total return over the last twelve months.

Top ranked and best performing companies in the following sectors:

  • Technology
  • Consumer
  • Financials
  • Life Sciences
  • Industrials & Services