LONDON, 12 October 2012 – Panmure Gordon & Co, a leading independent stockbroker and investment bank, is delighted to advise that its client, Escher Group, won Best Newcomer at last nights’ AIM Awards Dinner 2012.

Chairman of investment banking, Tim Linacre, commented: “Very many congratulations to the Escher team on their well-deserved success last night.  Panmure Gordon brought Escher Group to the market in August last year and since then the company has gone from strength to strength.

“UK investors are clearly happy to invest in outstanding technology companies like Escher that have a compelling story and excellent management teams.

“Earlier this year, we conducted the IPO for WANdisco, which has similarly enjoyed significant investor confidence.   The UK has much to offer technology companies and Panmure Gordon is delighted to be championing their success,” Mr Linacre said.