finnCap Group’s Head of Private Equity added to judging panel for 2023 Awards

The Scale-Up Awards 2023 is pleased to announce that Zuleika Salter, Head of Private Growth Capital at finnCap Group, has joined the judging panel for this year’s event.

With 10 years of experience in Venture Capital, Zuleika started her career at Puma Investments before moving to WHIreland and setting up their Private Equity practice. She joined the finnCap Group in 2021 and has led numerous private company fundraisings across multiple sectors, with a focus on founder-led UK SMEs.

Zuleika joins a judging panel consisting of some of the UK’s best business minds, including Dragon’s Den investor Touker Suleyman; Irene Graham OBE, CEO of the ScaleUp Institute; investor and author Alpesh Patel OBE, amongst others.

Brought to you by Business Leader, the Scale-Up Awards celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. A record number of entries were received to this year’s event and finalists are due to be announced on the 30th of August.

Andrew Scott, Founder of the Scale-Up Awards, comments: “Zuleika marks another excellent addition to our judging panel, which consists of some of the UK’s best business minds across a wide range of sectors. Less than a week to go now until the finalists are announced at what is shaping up to be one of the best events of the year – I can’t wait!”

If you have a question about the judging panel or judging process, or if you would like to become a judge, please send an email to or call 020 3096 0020.

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