2016 Best overall communication of company investment proposition winners

We are looking for evidence of clear and concise communication of an investment proposition, considering the channels used and consistency of messaging. The investment proposition should be supported by linkages to strategy, business model, sustainability and risk. It should also highlight the company’s market position and differentiating, competitive advantages providing evidence to support them. Investors should be presented with adequate information to give context to the investment proposition as well as sufficient detail around current performance and future prospects. There should be concise and balanced key financial and non-financial information to aid investment decisions. Judges are looking for evidence that the company’s is presenting a holistic approach to their investment proposition and it is clear and easy to comprehend for all investors. The award will review the effectiveness of all channels used, looking at messaging and consistency in corporate reports, presentations, announcements, the corporate website and other online tools.

Award Categories

Best overall communication of company investment proposition - Small Cap & AIM
Best overall communication of company investment proposition - FTSE250
Best overall communication of company investment proposition - FTSE100

Small Cap & AIM - Winner: Eurocell

Eurocell clearly addressed the award criteria, particularly in communicating the company’s market position and a differentiated investment proposition. Overall, Eurocell presented convincingly to aid a first-time audience of what is not a well-known business.

Gyles Brandreth, Gerald Copley from Eurocell and John Fishley from Liberum Capital

Shortlisted companies:
Flowtech Fluidpower
Inalnd Homes

FTSE250 - Winner: Pennon Group

Judges were impressed by Pennon Group’s clear, consistent and compelling articulation of the investment proposition. The company has presented a great example of how to engage with investors by setting out your KPIs particularly well and making the business easier to understand and follow.

Gyles Brandreth, Sarah Heald from Pennon Group and Mark Godridge from Liberum Capital

Highly Commended:

DS Smith
The judges would like to highly commend DS Smith for a strong presentation.

Shortlisted companies:
Go-Ahead Group
Great Portland Estates

FTSE100 - Winner: Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey was a stand-out entry in this category where the judges focused on the business model and KPIs given the testing environment. The judges commended Taylor Wimpey for a comprehensive investment proposition in this category that demonstrated a consistency and clarity stemming from an excellent annual report.

Gyles Brandreth, Debbie Sempie from Taylor Wimpey and Alison Owers from Orient Capital

Highly Commended:

British Land
The judges would like to highly commend British Land, on another great entry that again delivers consistent communications.

Shortlisted companies:
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Legal and General
Travis Perkins

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