For the leadership team of a firm, chambers or organisation with one or more offices in a single country that demonstrates how a coherent strategy, inclusive culture, relevant leadership style and effective implementation have helped the business overcome challenges and achieve sustainable, superior returns in its chosen markets and sectors.
Smith & Williamson
2017 was a year of unprecedented growth, technological advancement and both strategic and cultural change for Smith & Williamson. The firm’s comprehensive award submission demonstrated excellent long-term strategy formulation and execution, substantial achievement across a number of different areas, and copious evidence of its results. By strengthening its position as the go-to firm for growth businesses and their owners, the business has not only inspired and supported its expanding client base, but also contributed significantly to the wider UK economy.
Jo Caulfield, the team at Smith & Williamson and Stuart Foster (NatWest)