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MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2017

The winners of the 15th Annual MPF Awards were announced at a gala dinner and ceremony at the London Marriott, on 8 March 2017.

Leadership & Strategy

Best managed international firm or network (sponsor: Barclays)

  • Dentons

Best managed national firm or organisation (sponsor: Allied Irish Bank (GB))

  • Stephens Scown

Best strategic leadership (sponsor: LexisNexis)

  • Kennedys

Best thought leadership (sponsor: NatWest)

  • Trowers & Hamlins

Best leadership of a mould-breaking firm (sponsor: Aon)

  • Stephens Scown

Best programme for leadership development (sponsor: HBR

  • Dentons

Best strategy implementation (sponsor: Santander)

  • Scott-Moncrieff


Client Journey

Best co-ordination in winning new work (sponsor: Vuture)

  • Dentons

Most innovative client service (sponsor: Aderant)

  • Bird & Bird

Best provision of know-how to clients (sponsor: FT)

  • Mayer Brown

Best performing brand (sponsor: Luminous)

  • Accountancy: EY
  • Legal: Dentons 


Responsible Business

Best community engagement (sponsor: Business in the Community)

  • CBRE

Most environmentally friendly firm (sponsor: ICRS)

  • Deloitte

Most inclusive firm (sponsor: Sutton Trust)

  • Hogan Lovells

Best philanthropy engagement (sponsor: Philanthropy Impact)

  • Barclays


Operational Excellence

Best corporate culture (sponsor: Emperor)

  • Stephens Scown

Most enviable workplace (sponsor: HighQ)

  • Allen & Overy

Best financial management (sponsor: Lloyds Bank)

  • Addleshaw Goddard

Best implementation of systems or technology (sponsor: Tikit)

  • White & Case

Best use of data analytics (sponsor: AnyData Solutions)

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Best collaboration across the management team (sponsor: Meridian West)

  • Brachers

Best collaboration with external specialists (sponsor: PM magazine)

  • ARC Pensions Law


Merit categories

Exceptional achievement by an individual (sponsor: MPF)

  • Simon Beswick (Osborne Clarke)

Exceptional achievement by a management team (sponsor: MPF)

  • BDO

Exceptional achievement by a firm (sponsor: MPF)

  • Hymans Robertson