LONDON, 25 April 2013 – Panmure Gordon & Co., a leading independent institutional stockbroker and investment bank, was last night named Small Cap Adviser of the Year while our technology analyst George O’Connor was named Small Cap Analyst of the Year at The Small Cap Awards 2013. Our client Escher Group Holdings was also named Small Cap International Company of the Year, following the company’s recognition as Best Newcomer at the AIM Awards 2012. The Small Cap Awards were established to recognise the importance of smaller companies to the United Kingdom’s economic growth and to highlight the advantages of access to public markets. Panmure Gordon chief executive, Phillip Wale, commented: “Panmure Gordon acts for 115 listed companies ranging in size from FTSE100 to AIM, operating across the globe and in a variety of industry sectors.  It is very pleasing to see Panmure’s role in supporting a number of the UK’s leading smaller companies recognised by these awards and to see our client, Escher Group, win another industry accolade.”