Welcome to the MPF Awards

Demonstrate and celebrate your contribution to the success of your business through our annual Management Excellence Awards.

Since 2002, the MPF Awards have uniquely provided leaders and management teams with independent evidence of their contribution to achieving personal and firm goals in four key business areas:

  • Leadership & strategy

  • The client journey

  • Operational excellence

  • Responsible business

Demonstrating this contribution puts you at the heart of strategic conversations, and increases your personal influence and people’s trust in your plans, while strengthening the reputation of your firm to clients.

No need for anyone at the firm to be a member of the MPF. A one-off entry fee of £195 per firm is payable, irrespective of the number of categories entered.


Early July 2017: Categories announced

2 October 2017: Entries open

30 November 2017: Entries close

7 March 2018: Winners ceremony in London

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  • Alignment with business goals

  • Active support and appropriate role modelling by the management team

  • Effective communication to stakeholders

  • Positive impact on the client experience

  • Positive impact on the employee experience

  • Positive impact on the performance of the firm and its people

  • Measurable impact against objectives within a reasonable timescale

  • (if applicable) External awards and recognition


The awards industry is a crowded place and whilst a pure focus on management and leadership helps differentiate the MPF Awards, those choosing to enter will no doubt want re-assurance as to the rigour applied by the judges. Chaired by Andrew Hedley, Director of Hedley Consulting, the judges are leading international management consultants or experts, based in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, selected solely on the basis of their expertise. The judging process has the following steps:

  • Entries are sent to panels of three judges per Award category

  • After detailed consultation, each panel presents their recommended list of winners at the judges’ dinner

  • All present then debate and decide on the final positions


"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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