I just wanted to congratulate Paul Scott who writes his excellent Small Cap Report exclusively for us all here at Stockopedia every morning. He has made the shortlist from an extremely strong set of nominations as "Small Cap Analyst of the Year 2013" at the inaugural "Small Cap Awards" where he is up against Simon Thompson of the IC and George O'Connor of Panmure Gordon (you can view the shortlist here).
Paul is up at the crack of dawn before 7am preparing for the day's regulatory news reports, publishing his initial diagnosis on the news of the day before 8am and following up with further additions throughout the morning. These reports are becoming read by thousands daily and every month and our hope is that we can extend the reach of Paul's voice even further amongst the private investor population.
Paul is one of the most honest and tireless people in the small cap blogosphere, who writes as much to share and inspire dialogue as for his own research process. What is so exceptional about Paul as a stock market writer is that he's a real investor illustrating his investment thinking and processes every single day. Everyone who reads Paul learns from his keen eye for value and quality amongst smaller companies and his experienced and trained accounting expertise.
We really mustn't underestimate the significance of this - Paul's nomination is the first time in my memory that an individual from the open blogosphere (who doesn't just write for clients or a paying audience) has been nominated for an industry award like this in the UK beating off reams of research analysts as competitors. The walls are indeed crumbling.
Vote for Paul. Paul is one of the most humble investors I know - the first to admit of his own weaknesses but never one to brag about his strengths - so I just thought I do it a bit for him and ask all who have appreciated his work here at Stockopedia since late last year (and also through the years at Paulypilot's Pub at The Motley Fool, at Equity Active and on his own blog) to maybe encourage the judging panel to vote for him by dropping them an email.
While this isn't a publicly voted award I don't think it would do any harm for everyone to let the judges know who you think should…