MPF Awards for Management Excellence 2017

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The winners of the 15th Annual MPF Awards were announced at a gala dinner and ceremony at the London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, on 8 March hosted by Austin Healey, of rugby and Strictly Come Dancing fame.


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

2017 CATEGORIES

Leadership & Strategy:

Best managed international firm or network

Sponsored by: Barclays

Winner: Dentons


Best managed national firm or organisation

Sponsored by: Allied Irish Bank (GB)

Winner: Stephens Scown


Best strategic leadership

Sponsored by: LexisNexis

Winner: Kennedys


Best thought leadership

Sponsored by: NatWest

Winner: Trowers & Hamlins


Best leadership of a mould-breaking firm

Sponsored by: Aon

Winner: Stephens Scown


Best programme for leadership development

Sponsored by: HBR

Winner: Dentons


Best strategy implementation

Sponsored by: Santander

Winner: Scott-Moncrieff



Client Journey:

Best co-ordination in winning new work

Sponsored by: Vuture

Winner: Dentons


Most innovative client service

Sponsored by: Aderant

Winner: Bird & Bird


Best provision of know-how to clients

Sponsored by: FT

Winner: Mayer Brown


Best performing brand

Sponsored by: Luminous

Accountancy

Winner: EY

Legal

Winner: Dentons




Responsible Business:

Best community engagement

Sponsored by: Business in the Community

Winner: CBRE


Most environmentally friendly firm

Sponsored by: ICRS

Winner: Deloitte


Most inclusive firm

Sponsored by: Sutton Trust

Winner: Hogan Lovells


Best philanthropy engagement

Sponsored by: Philanthropy Impact

Winner: Barclays



Operational Excellence:

Best corporate culture

Sponsored by: emperor

Winner: Stephens Scown


Most enviable workplace

Sponsored by: HighQ

Winner: Allen & Overy


Best financial management

Sponsored by: Lloyds Bank

Winner: Addleshaw Goddard


Best implementation of systems or technology

Sponsored by: Tikit

Winner: White & Case


Best use of data analytics

Sponsored by: AnyData Solutions

Winner: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Best collaboration across the management team

Sponsored by: Meridian West

Winner: Brachers


Best collaboration with external specialists

Sponsored by: PM magazine

Winner: ARC Pensions Law



Presented on the night:

Exceptional achievement by an individual

Sponsored by: MPF

Winner: Simon Beswick (Osborne Clarke)


Exceptional achievement by a management team

Sponsored by: MPF

Winner: BDO


Exceptional achievement by a firm

Sponsored by: MPF

Winner: Hymans Robertson




An evening to remember – 2017 Awards ceremony

2016 AWARDS CEREMONY

2017 JUDGES

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

more on the Judges…

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

Blog: The Winners’ Formula

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