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Our goal at the Wind Investment Awards is to celebrate best practice in companies operating in the wind industry. Our judges want applications that make them sit up and take notice. Successful applications will include:

1)   A compelling story backed by detailed evidence.

2)   Innovations that will drive the industry forward.

3)   Projects that show strong financial performance.

4)   Client / customer testimonials where appropriate.

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Asset Management Award

This category is appropriate for either individual entrants or groups.

Have your decisions helped ensure the best possible return on investment throughout the lifetime of your wind projects? Has your approach to asset management helped boost profit margins? Have you found smart ways to reduce operating and maintenance costs?

Our judges will be looking for a track record of asset management strategies.

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Financial Advisory of the Year

Do you give financial advice that your clients in the wind industry couldn’t do without? Do you come up with innovative financial solutions that make things happen? Can you wow our judges with your track record of success in the last 12 months? Judges will be looking for an advisory firm that simply makes itself indispensable.

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Technical Advisory of the Year

Do you give technical advice during the purchase, the financing and the wider investment due diligence process that your clients in the wind industry couldn’t do without? Do you come up with deal structures and solutions that make things happen? Our judges are looking for you.

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Industry Leader of the Year

This award builds on the success of our power list programmes. We are looking for the inspiring professionals who are admired by their peers for their innovations, influence and strong business performance, whether they’re an investor, manufacturer, developer or someone else.

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Taylor Hopkinson

Financial Innovation Award

Have you developed a financial structure that is set to revolutionise the wind industry? Are you implementing services or processes that your rivals never even thought of? Judges are looking for a firm that is bringing exciting and profitable innovations to the mainstream.

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Technology Innovation Award

Have you developed a product that is set to revolutionise the wind sector? Did you complete a project that shows others in the onshore and/or offshore wind industry how it should be done? Judges are looking for a firm that is bringing exciting and profitable innovations to the mainstream.

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Investor of the Year

Have you completed a deal of outstanding size or complexity? Or are you introducing innovations that will change the way wind projects are financed? Then this is the category for you. Judges will be looking for a leading investor that demonstrates that they have achieved impressive results in wind over the past 12 months.

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NBT

Law Firm of the Year (Large)

More than 20 lawyers globally

Has your law firm worked on wind deals of outstanding size or complexity? Is your practice full of lawyers who demonstrate a strong mix of commercial, legal and technical nous? Based on the success of our Legal Power List, we are looking for a leading law firm with an impressive track record of making the tough deals happen.

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Law Firm of the Year (Small)

Fewer than 20 lawyers globally

With large law firms covering an increasingly relevant role in the market, this award will be handed to a niche practice that has performed exceptionally well in terms of rapidly establishing itself, approaching the onshore/offshore wind creatively and effectively competing against far larger competition.

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Lender of the Year

Do you work for a bank or other financial institution that is having a significant impact on the global wind sector? Are you lending the funds that make major deals happen offshore and/or onshore? Are you notable for the volume of funds you lend, or finding financial structures that rivals haven’t considered? Judges will be looking for a lender that can demonstrate their impressive results.

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Allen & Overy

Offshore Deal of the Year

This category is appropriate for either individual entrants or groups.

Have you worked on the most exciting offshore wind deal of the last 12 months? Were you able to successfully exit a project? Perhaps you brought new investors into the offshore wind market? Or were you able to secure an innovative power purchase agreement? Judges will be looking for a deal that wowed the offshore wind industry, and will consider a wide range of deal types.

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Onshore Deal of the Year

This category is appropriate for either individual entrants or groups.

Have you expanded your onshore wind operations with a corporate M&A deal? Have you bought a project and boosted returns with smart asset management? Did you deliver a complex financial structure to make a deal happen? Judges will be looking for a deal that demonstrates exceptional performance, including M&A, project finance, power purchase agreements and more.

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Onshore Developer of the Year

Do your onshore projects outshine the competition? Can you show a track record of delivering value to energy buyers, communities and shareholders? Have you completed a huge pipeline of projects or helped to take wind farms into new countries? Judges will be looking for a leading onshore wind developer with a strong track record of delivering successful and profitable projects.

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Prime Capital

Offshore Developer of the Year

Do your offshore projects outshine the competition? Can you show a track record of delivering value to energy buyers, communities and shareholders? Have you completed a huge pipeline or projects or helped to take wind farms into new countries? Judges will be looking for a leading offshore wind developer with a strong track record of delivering successful and profitable projects.

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OWC, an AqualisBraemar company

Project Manager of the Year

Have you helped your clients to deliver profitable projects through tough times? Do you use project management processes that are way ahead of your competition? If your client wants to build its project A-team, why are you top of its list? Our judges are looking for a winner that can demonstrate how their approach and innovation makes profitable projects happen.

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Recruiter of the Year (Large)

More than 10 recruiters globally

Has your recruitment business placed finance and investment-focused roles that have made a major difference to your clients? If your client is looking to build its finance and investment A-team, why do they call you first? Our judges are looking for a winner with an impressive track record that made it indispensable for even its most demanding customers.

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Recruiter of the Year (Small)

Fewer than 10 recruiters globally

With large firms dominating the market, this award will be handed to a niche recruitment business that has established itself by placing finance and investment-focused roles in the onshore/offshore wind market and effectively competed against far larger competition. Our judges are looking for a winner that has helped its clients to consolidate their market position.

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Rising Star of the Year

We want to find the professionals with less than 5 years of experience in the wind sector who are achieving great results and are leading the industry. Judges will be looking for individuals that can show innovation, influence and strong business performance.

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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Start-Up of the Year

Have you launched within the last three years? Do you have an innovative product or service that is set to disrupt the wind market and shake up larger rivals? Can you demonstrate an impressive financial record that will support those grand plans? Our judges are looking for a start-up that is having an impact on the market and will help others in the market go from strength to strength.

Please note that the company must have launched within the last three years as of 1st August 2020.

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Utility of the Year

Are you playing a key role in driving the growth of onshore and/or offshore wind? Have you delivered outstanding projects that can help your customers to make wind a bigger part of their energy use? Are you working on innovations and/or projects that rivals can only admire? Judges will be looking for a leading utility that can show impressive results in the last 12 months.

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