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Congratulations to Sykes Cottages, Giacom and Key Travel who all feature in this year's finalists of The Amazon Growing Business Awards


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We are delighted to see two of our investee companies, and one recently realised investee company, recognised as the UK's top enterprise talent.

Established twenty years ago, the awards celebrate SME and entrepreneurial success in the UK.

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes is one of the largest self-catering holiday property lettings agencies in the UK, providing holidaymakers with handpicked cottages in the UK and Ireland. It offers pricing, merchandising, marketing/distribution and bookings management services to UK property owners.


Giacom is a specialist cloud services marketplace which provides cloud services to the SME market via the Information Technology Consultants (ITCs) community. Giacom offers a one-stop platform for all of the cloud software, infrastructure and IT support services that an ITC might require to transition an SME client into a public or private cloud environment and then manage them on an ongoing basis.

Key Travel

Key Travel is the leading travel management company dedicated to serving the travel requirements of the not-for-profit, academic and faith sectors – with clients and offices in the UK (Manchester, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh), Europe and the US.


Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 28 November at the Brewery’s famous Porter Tun room.

To view all the finalist please click here. 


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