The Midlands team of the Business Growth Fund was recently awarded the Alternative Funder of the Year award as well as the Private Equity/ Venture Capital Deal of the Year award for its Investment in Ocee International at the Insider Central and East of England Dealmakers Awards 2016, which took place on 9 November in Milton Keynes.
The awards recognise the region’s talent in the professional services sector and celebrates achievements over the last twelve months.
The BGF was founded in 2010 in the wake of the financial crisis to act as a government-sponsored private equity house, focused on supporting small but growing businesses. The fund, which operates across the UK, recently increased its footprint in the UK by opening an office in Milton Keynes in September. The office will serve as a base to build closer connections to businesses and advisors in Milton Keynes and across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire.
James Syrotiuk, an Investor based in the new Milton Keynes office, said: “It was great to win these awards and for BGF to be recognised by the Central and East of England business communities. We are delighted!”