Everyone at Shares and its parent company AJ Bell Media are very excited to announce that voting for the sixth annual UK Stock Market Awards will be open from the 8 December 2016.

The awards will again celebrate the best of UK PLC and offer the private investment community the opportunity to choose the listed companies, individuals and advisers that have continued to outperform their peers.

When voting closes we will collate all votes in order to create a nomination shortlist in each of the 13 categories that are voted for. With the 'Best Performing Share Award' and the 'Entrepreneur of the Year Award' not voted for.

The shortlist will comprise of 6 nominees per category - whether it's PLC, individual executives or adviser related - with each nominee chosen by the total number of votes accrued.

A vastly experienced panel of equity market participants and commentators will then assess the merits of each nominee and choose collectively who they believe to have offered value in the market place in 2016.

The winners will be announced at the black-tie gala dinner on the 30 March 2017 at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.