MPF Awards 2016

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The winners of the 14th Annual MPF Awards were announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square on 9 March presided over by Jon Culshaw, of Dead Ringers and Radio 4's The Now Show fame, as Master of Ceremonies.

Winners are listed below - click on the Award name to find out more or download a full list of winners.

2017 Awards: Submissions will be accepted from Monday 3 October to Wednesday 30 November 2016 – full details and guidelines available in July 2016.


Leadership & Strategy:

Best managed international firm

Sponsored by: Barclays

Winner: CMS

Best managed national firm

Sponsored by: Santander

Winner: Browne Jacobson

Best programme for leadership development

Sponsored by: HBR

Winner: Hogan Lovells

Best leadership of innovation

Sponsored by: AON

Winner: Gate One

Mould-breaking firm

Sponsored by: Vacancysoft

Winner: LOD (Lawyers On Demand)

Best strategic leadership

Sponsored by: GroGroup

Winner: RPC

Exceptional achievement by an individual

Sponsored by: FT

Winner: Ian Powell – PwC

Exceptional achievement by a firm

Sponsored by: MPF

Winner: Irwin Mitchell

Responsible business:

Best community engagement

Sponsored by: Business in the Community

Winner: A&L Goodbody

Best social mobility programme

Sponsored by:

Winner: Hogan Lovells

Best diversity and inclusion programme

Winner: McCarthy Tétrault

Operational excellence:

Best managed workplace

Sponsored by: Claremont

Winner: Lane4

Best use of systems and technology

Sponsored by: Acuigen

Winner: A&L Goodbody

Exceptional achievement by a leadership team

Sponsored by: MPF

Winner: BLP

Client experience:

Most innovative client service

Sponsored by: Vuture

Winner: McCarthy Tétrault

Best collaboration with clients

Sponsored by: HighQ

Winner: Stephens Scown

Best thought leadership

Sponsored by: RBS

Winner: JLL

Best provision of know-how

Sponsored by: SkillsScorecard

Winner: Garrigues

Most novel use of social media

Sponsored by: Professional Marketing magazine

Winner: Keystone Law

Best performing brand

Sponsored by: Lloyds Bank


Winner: EY


Winner: Dentons


Winner: Knight Frank




Judging is the responsibility of a global panel of senior management consultants

more on the Judges…


"A valuable opportunity to recognise the significant contribution that practice management professionals make to professional services businesses."
John Connolly, Former Global Managing Director, Deloitte

"MPF Awards recognise the best of the best across professional services firms. Winning an award from an organisation solely focused on distilling best practice is a great achievement."
Simon Beswick, Managing Partner, Osborne Clark

"We are extremely proud to have won the 2015 MPF award for 'Best Financial Management'. This success was only achieved with the contribution of everyone in the finance team. We are particularly pleased that their efforts over a period of substantial growth and change have been recognised at such a high profile event."
Yvonne Barratt, Head of Finance, BDO

"The MPF Awards for Management Excellence set the ultimate benchmark for management of professional services firms. Being shortlisted is already a great achievement, and winning sends an incredibly strong message to the clients, peers, business partners, and employees."
Per Magnusson, Senior Partner and Founder, Magnusson

"These Awards are special because we not only compete with our colleagues in the law sector, but we meet face to face with other companies in the professional services sector. It’s refreshing and a real challenge."
Antonio Garrigues, Chairman, Garrigues

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