Winners of the Ambition Nation Listed 50 Awards 2020/2021
|Top Ranked (Sector)||Winner||Best Performing (Sector)||Winner|
|Overall||City of London Investments||Overall||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.
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.
Ambition Nation Listed 50 - 2021/2022 Cohort
|Accrol Group Holdings||Industrials & Services|
|Advanced Medical Sol||Life Sciences|
|Alpha Financial Markets||Financials|
|Beeks Financial Cloud||Technology|
|Belvoir||Industrials & Services|
|Brickability||Industrials & Services|
|Cake Box Holdings||Consumer|
|City of London Investment||Financials|
|Forterra Plc||Industrials & Services|
|Keystone Law||Industrials & Services|
|Midwich||Industrials & Services|
|Mortgage Advice Bureau||Financials|
|Mpac||Industrials & Services|
|Renew||Industrials & Services|
|River & Mercantile||Financials|
|Robert Walters||Industrials & Services|
|SigmaRoc||Industrials & Services|
|SThree||Industrials & Services|
|Strix||Industrials & Services|
|Sureserve||Industrials & Services|
|Tatton Asset Management||Financials|
|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.
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:
- Life Sciences
- Industrials & Services