MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2017

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Watch a video of the 2016 ceremony

The shortlist for 15th Annual MPF Awards has been announced - see below.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony on 8 March 2017 at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, hosted by Austin Healey, of rugby and Strictly Come Dancing fame.


 

2017 CATEGORIES

Leadership & Strategy:

Best managed international firm or network

Sponsored by: Barclays

• Dentons

• Garrigues

• L&E Global

• Magnusson

• Pérez-Llorca


Best managed national firm or organisation

• Howard Kennedy

• Smith & Williamson

• Stephens Scown


Best strategic leadership

• BDO

• Birketts

• Kennedys

• Magnusson

• Foot Anstey

• Scott-Moncrieff


Best thought leadership

• BDO

• Bird & Bird

• Browne Jacobson

• Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

• Mathesons

• Trowers & Hamlins


Best leadership of a mould-breaking firm

• Bates Wells Braithwaite

• Dentons

• Excello Law

• Gateley Plc

• LOD (Lawyers on Demand)

• Smith & Williamson

• Stephens Scown

• Tapestry Compliance


Best programme for leadership development

• BDO

• Bilzin Sumberg

• Bird & Bird

• Dentons

• Mathesons

• Mourant Ozannes


Best strategy implementation

• Charles Russell Speechlys

• LCP

• Scott-Moncrieff



Client Journey:

Best co-ordination in winning new work

• Dentons

• Flint Bishop

• JLL

• Pérez-Llorca


Most innovative client service

• Bird & Bird

• BLM & Gulland Padfield

• L&E Global


Best provision of know-how to clients

• A&L Goodbody

• L&E Global

• Mayer Brown


Best performing brand

Accountancy

• BDO

• Deloitte

• EY

• KPMG

• PwC

Legal

• Baker McKenzie

• Dentons

• Hogan Lovells

• Ogletree Deakins

• Vinson & Elkins




Responsible Business:

Best community engagement

Sponsored by: Business in the Community

• Arthur Cox

• CBRE

• FTI Consulting

• Mason Hayes & Curran


Most inclusive firm

• Berwin Leighton Paisner

• BDO

• Boodle Hatfield

• Deloitte

• Hogan Lovells

• Travers Smith


Best philanthropy engagement

Sponsored by: Philanthropy Impact

• Barclays

• Coutts

• New Philanthropy Capital

• Paradigm Norton Financial Planning

• Prism the Gift Fund

• Ten Years’ Time

• WISE

• Withers



Operational Excellence:

Best corporate culture

• A&L Goodbody

• Brachers

• Castren & Snellman

• Howard Kennedy

• Hydrock

• Hymans Robertson

• RPC

• Stephens Scown


Most enviable workplace

• Allen & Overy

• Axiom Law

• Bird & Bird


Best financial management

• Addleshaw Goddard

• Herbert Smith Freehills

• Osborne Clarke

• Stewarts Law


Best implementation of systems or technology

• A&L Goodbody

• Charles Russell Speechlys

• Garrigues

• L&E Global

• Osborne Clarke

• Trowers & Hamlins

• White & Case


Best use of data analytics

Sponsored by: AnyData Solutions

To be confirmed


Best collaboration across the management team

• Brachers

• Grant Thornton

• Magnusson


Best collaboration with external specialists

• ARC Pensions Law

• Howard Kennedy

• LCF LAW

• MacRoberts

• Pérez-Llorca

• Reed Smith



Presented on the night:

Exceptional achievement by an individual

Exceptional achievement by a management team

Exceptional achievement by a firm



AN EVENING TO REMEMBER – 2016 AWARDS CEREMONY

2016 AWARDS CEREMONY

2017 JUDGES

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

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THOUGHTS ON THE AWARDS

"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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