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Thames Valley Deals Awards 2021 opens for entries

By Jo Whittle
28 July 2021

The Business Magazine’s Thames Valley Deals Awards, the highlight in the region's corporate finance calendar, returns for 2021 and is now open for entries.

Annually attracting an audience of up to 350 dealmakers to celebrate the best in corporate finance in the Thames Valley, the gala evening will be held at Royal Berkshire Conference Centre on Wednesday 3 November 2021. 

Hosted by popular TV presenter Mark Durden-Smith, the biggest deals event in the region brings together corporate finance advisers, lawyers, bankers, private equity investors, accountants, and funding specialists – plus the management teams that have led the deals themselves.

“We will be dusting off the dinner jackets and preparing for a fine evening of awards, a gala dinner and good company from the corporate finance community. We will be recognising and celebrating the best deals and dealmakers in the TV region from 2020 and 2021.​

​“A highlight in the corporate finance calendar, the night is not to be missed” Richard Thompson, Managing Director, The Business Magazine.

With an entry deadline of 24 September 2021, the evening includes a wealth of awards categories. Sponsors include Crowe, Gateley Legal, IBB Law, Shawbrook Bank and ThinCats.

"ThinCats is a leading alternative lender to mid-sized SMEs and is proud to be opening up new sources of long-term capital to the medium-sized businesses that make such an important contribution to the UK’s economy. We planned to sponsor the Thames Valley Deals Awards for the first time in 2020 in order to demonstrate our commitment to the business community in the Thames Valley area. 

ThinCats is sponsoring the Small Deal of the Year category, ideal for us as we offer funding from £1m to £15m tailored to the needs of every SME that we support. We would like to recognize the entrepreneurs and businesses that are using funding for growth and development, especially following the challenges of the past 18 months – it is a great opportunity to showcase the positive growth and M&A stories in the marketplace, and demonstrate the resilience of SMEs across the region" Stuart Thompson, Director, Regional Business Development at ThinCats.

There are 14 awards up for grabs recognising a cross-section of businesses who have excelled in their given sector – with categories ranging from Management Team to Private Equity Firm, and from Due Diligence Team to Law Firm. 

“It’s not until you are here on the ground that you see how busy this fantastic deals community is.” Shoosmiths

"This award is fantastic. It’s a sign of how far we have come on our journey and a great mark of appreciation.” Santander

"A great night as ever!" Gateley Legal

To enter a nomination or for more details about the gala evening visit our event page.

For more information on the event contact: [email protected]

and for category sponsorship contact: [email protected]