MPF Awards for Management Excellence

Marcus Brigstocke

Watch a video of the 2014 ceremony

The 13th Annual MPF Awards have been launched with submissions being accepted to 28 November 2014. The ceremony will take place on 11 March 2015 at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, presided over by Master of Ceremonies comedian and writer Marcus Brigstocke, of Radio 4's The Now Show and The Brig Society, plus TV appearances in Have I Got News For You, The Jump and Never Seen Star Wars, as well as King Arthur in the Monty Python West End musical Spamalot.

To find out about the 2015 categories please download more information.


In association with:

The Awards are an integral part of the MPF International Management Excellence Summit, in association with Harvard Business Review and Financial Times.

To express interest or for more information contact Paul Lemon at or on 020 7786 9786.

2014 winners are listed below. Click on the Award name to find out more, including the judges' citations, or download a list of the MPF Awards 2014 winners.



Best managed international firm

2014 winner: Grant Thornton

Best managed national firm

2014 winner: DWF

Best programme for leadership development

2014 winner: Reed Smith

Best leadership of innovation


Best strategic leadership

2014 winner: Obelisk Legal Support

Best alignment of resources

Best change management programme

Best collaboration across the management team

Client experience:

Most innovative client service

2014 winner: Addleshaw Goddard

Best thought leadership

2014 winner: Linklaters

Best provision of know-how

2014 winner: Arthur Cox

Most innovative use of social media

2014 winner: Harper Macleod

Operational excellence:

Best financial management

2014 winner: DWF

Best managed workplace

2014 winner: Farrer & Co

Best use of systems and technology

2014 winner: Linklaters

Best management of risk

Responsible business:

Best community engagement

Sponsored by: Business in the Community

2014 winner: CBRE

Best social mobility programme

Sponsored by:

2014 winner: Lewis Silkin

Best diversity and inclusion programme

Best well-being programme

Other Awards presented on the night:

Exceptional achievement by an individual

Sponsored by: Financial Times

2014 winner: Richard Susskind

Exceptional achievement by a firm

2014 winner: Baker & McKenzie

Best Mould-Breaking Firm

2014 winner: Richmond Chambers

Best performing brand


2014 winner: BDO


2014 winner: Deloitte


2014 winner: Norton Rose Fulbright


2014 winner: JLL




"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

"To win the MPF Awards is transformational!"
Martin Darroch, Chief Executive,
Harper Macleod

"The MPF award winners represent the best in class."
Julian Yarr, Managing Partner,
A&L Goodbody

"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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