Overview

WealthBriefing is excited to announce the launch of its 2022 European Awards programme.

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, and building on the long-standing success of its independent judging process, nominations for The Tenth Annual WealthBriefing Awards 2022 are now open.

Having reported on the wealth management industry for over 16 years and being responsible for many research reports specifically covering European wealth management market, WealthBriefing is well placed to oversee a process that fairly rewards achievement, top class performance and innovation.

WINNING AN AWARD

Winning a WealthBriefing Award sets organisations and individuals apart from their peers. The award is a tangible demonstration that the winners have something special to offer, rewarding achievement and showcasing top class performance and innovation.

If your firm is successful there is a wide range of ways in which this achievement can be promoted, ranging from logos, editorial and website entries, social media postings, professional videos and entry into the Annual Winners Acclaim magazine.

Whilst the judging process is completely independent of the commercial arrangements between the participants and the organisers it is expected that winners have a financial obligation to work with the organisers to promote their award and this obligation is separate to attendance at an awards ceremony.

 

CATEGORIES

For those new to the awards, the categories are focused around three main areas:

  • Experts (individuals and teams)
  • Products
  • Services (for wealth managers and clients/institutions of all sizes and types)

 

JUDGING PROCESS

Within our global awards programmes, independence, integrity and genuine insight are the watchwords. The judging process is always conducted by expert panels drawn from the wealth management industry.

Each judge signs an NDA to ensure that all the information that they see in submissions remains strictly confidential.

GALA DINNER

We will be hosting a gala dinner at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, London, on Wednesday 30th March 2022 to give winners a chance to celebrate their success with their peer group.

SPONSORSHIP

For further information on categories and sponsorship opportunities please see here.

 

CONTACT

For more details about the awards process please contact rachel.fokes@clearviewpublishing.com

Key Dates

Key Dates for Your Diary
  • Nominations open – 2nd September 2021
  • Nominations Close – 17th December 2021 (at Midnight)
  • Winners, Finalists and Commended firms notified of their success – From 31st January 2022.
  • Black-tie gala celebratory dinner  – Wednesday 30th March 2022 (from 7.00pm), where the names of the winning companies will be publicly announced.

Judges

Private Bankers Panel

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Emma Wheeler

Director, Client Strategy Office

UBS Global Wealth Management

Emma Wheeler is a Director with responsibility for female client strategy at UBS Global Wealth Management. She is an experienced communications, marketing and business development strategist with a demonstrated history […]

Eric Barnett

Eric Barnett

Director

EFG Bank UK

Eric Barnett is an independent non-executive director of EFG Bank UK Limited, having previously been chief executive officer of Kleinwort Hambros, the UK private bank formed from the old SG […]

Etienne D'Arenberg

Partner

Bank Mirabaud

Etienne d’Arenberg, born 1967, is a Limited Partner at Mirabaud since 2011. He joined the group in 1999 and has developed a very significant portfolio of private clients, including large […]

Gillian Austin-King

Global Head of Cyber Programmes

HSBC Bank

Gillian is a chartered accountant, a chartered banker and a member of the CISI with MBAs in both banking and finance, and degrees in economics and law. Gillian started off […]

Gilly Green

Wealth Management Business Advisor

The Tenth Annual WealthBriefing European Awards 2022

Gilly Green has spent more than 35 years in the wealth management industry.  She has worked within wealth firms and in technology, then for 20 years as a specialist management […]

Glenn Murphy

Director

Advise Advance Accelerate Ltd

Glenn provides independent COO advisory services to wealth management companies and international private equity houses looking to invest in the UK wealth management sector.  Glenn is an experienced financial services […]

Jacqui Brabazon

Chief Marketing Officer (Retired)

Jacqui Brabazon is a retired financial services professional with over 35-years of experience covering Marketing, HR, Talent, Philanthropy and Client Management including 20 years in global and regional roles. Most […]

James Fleming

Vice Chairman

VAR Capital

James is an experienced C-Suite Executive and a leader of businesses focused on Private Wealth Management and broader financial services. Following the sale of Sandaire at the end of 2020, […]

Liz Bottomley

General Manager - BOS Wealth Management UK Branch

Bank of Singapore

Liz Bottomley was appointed General Manager of BOS Wealth Management Europe’s (BOSWME) UK Branch in January 2019, having joined the London branch of OCBC Banking November 2018. As the General […]

Mark Hussein

MARK HUSSEIN CEO, HSBC Life (UK) and Head of UK Insurance

HSBC Bank

Mark Hussein is the UK CEO of HSBC Life and Head of UK Insurance at HSBC. Mark has spent more than two decades in a variety of financial services roles, […]

Martin Heale

Director

Schroder US Wealth Management

Martin heads the Schroder Wealth Management (US) team specialising in international wealth management for US clients residing in the US, UK and elsewhere. Prior to joining Schroders, Martin was managing […]

Penny Lovell

Penny Lovell

CEO Private Investment Office

Sanlam

Penny has more than 20 years experience advising private clients, families and charities and joined Sanlam to develop their high net worth and family office offering in September 2017. Prior […]

Sean Kiernan

CEO and Founder

Greengage

Sean is the Founder and CEO of Greengage. He has extensive experience in financial services, having worked in various executive management positions. He founded Greengage after working at the first […]

Tom Slocock

Managing Director - Head of International Product Development and Origination

iCapital Network

Tom is a Managing Director and Head of International Product and Origination at iCapital Network, responsible for the development and expansion of the firm’s product offering in markets outside the […]


Trusted Advisors Panel

Arabella Murphy

Founder & Director

Propitious (London) Ltd

Arabella Murphy has nearly 25 years’ experience of helping wealthy individuals and families from around the world to plan for the future and resolve disharmony. As founder and director of […]

Ausaf Abbas

Ausaf Abbas

Managing Director

Coombe Advisors

Ausaf Abbas founded Coombe Advisors to provide strategic, business and financial advice to a network of clients and associated businesses, with a focus on family offices, the wealth management industry […]

Billy Stephenson

Chief Executive

Stephenson Executive Search

Billy is a headhunter and the Chief Executive of Stephenson Executive Search (SES), a multi-award-winning executive search firm focusing on appointments in the financial services and legal sectors. Billy focuses […]

Bruce Weatherill

Chief Executive

Weatherill Consulting

Bruce is a chartered accountant with over 37 years financial services experience, previously a partner in PwC, latterly as Global leader of their Wealth Management practice and the key driver […]

Cara Williams

Senior Partner

Mercer

Cara Williams, Senior Partner, is ESG Strategy Leader for Mercer. Located in London, Cara leads the program of work to articulate and amplify Mercer’s ESG value proposition and positioning, embed […]

Christine Mar Ciriani

CEO of InvestCloud EMEA

InvestCloud

Christine is the CEO of the Private Banking division of InvestCloud (previously Finantix) following a career of successfully building businesses in Europe and Asia. In addition she is on the […]

Ian Woodhouse

Lead Wealth Management Business Model Transformation and Thought Leader for Europe

Accenture

Ian Woodhouse is Lead Wealth Management Business Model Transformation and Thought Leader for Europe at Accenture. He helps our clients to evolve their future business models to deliver growth and business value […]

Keith MacDonald

Senior Advisor Wealth Management

EY

Keith is Senior Adviser Wealth Management for EY, helping to develop their brand and business, having led EY’s Wealth Management and Private Banking business for over 10 years. He is […]

Panos Archondakis

Senior Director for Banking and Wealth Management

EPAM

Panos Archondakis is responsible for shaping and developing EPAM’s strategy for Banking and Wealth Management, tailoring EPAM services and solutions specifically for the industry while also working directly with clients […]

Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres

Partner

BDO

Paul joined BDO in 2000 becoming a partner in 2006 and is now head of BDO’s national private client practice. Paul advises in respect of all private client related tax […]

Philippe Bongrand

CEO

FNZ

Philippe is the CEO of FNZ for Switzerland and Private Banking. FNZ is a global leading tech company offering IT & Operations outsourcing services to financial institutions allowing them to […]

Pierre Dupont

Managing Partner

WIZE by TeamWork

Pierre is Managing Partner at WIZE by TeamWork, the all-in-one Wealth & Asset Management solution, which is one of the fastest growing WealthTech companies in Switzerland dedicated to External Asset […]

Robert Macro 

Head of Private Client

Druces

Robert Macro is head of Druces’ international wealth and fiduciary practice and also leads the firm’s Family office team. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust […]

Sebastian Dovey

Founder

The Courageous Ideas Partnership

Sebastian Dovey is an entrepreneur, thought leader and board director in the fields of global wealth management, consumer insight, technology, scale-up companies and business management. Seb was the co-founder in […]

Steve Dyson

Director

Investment & Wealth Management Consultants

Steve is a founding director of Investment & Wealth Management Consultants. He has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has held senior positions in the wealth […]

Vishal Sooklall

CEO

Trustconsult Group S.A

Vishal Sookloll is the CEO of TrustConsult (Luxembourg) SA. He joined Trustconsult in 2015 and has been promoted as CEO of the Company since January 2020. Vishal has more than […]

William Trout

Director of Wealth Management

Javelin Strategy & Research

William Trout is a thought leader on North American technology strategy and innovation in the wealth and asset management industries. He has particular expertise on platform automation; portfolio management and […]


Technology Panel

Adam Sorrin

Head of Data Management, Wealth

Natwest Group

Adam’s 25 years’ experience in Wealth Management includes holding roles across fulfilment, front office, risk, change and technology. With a desire to make things better, Adam has significant knowledge of […]

Matthew Drummond-Smith

Associate Director and Head of Operations

JM Finn

Matthew joined JM Finn in March 2022 as a Business Manager in our Investment Management Team. Prior to joining JM Finn, Matthew spent 16 years with Bordier UK, where he […]

Mike Toole

Advisor

Various

Mike is currently advisor to venture capital houses and families. He is an investor, Co-Founder and formerly group chief operating officer of Artorius, a wealth manager that has shown strong […]

Peter Flavel

Chief Executive

Coutts

Peter joined Coutts as Chief Executive in March 2016 and, under his leadership, the iconic private bank has undergone a significant transformation across all of the Bank’s key performance targets: […]

Tej Dosanjh

Managing Partner (UK)

Evolution Partners

A senior financial services professional with over 30 years in the industry. He has worked across multiple sectors including Investment Management, Capital Markets and Wealth Management. He has extensive depth […]

Categories

The submission process for The Tenth Annual WealthBriefing European Awards 2022  is now unfortunately closed. For any questions, please contact rachel.fokes@clearviewpublishing.com  

Winner videos

Awards Winners Supplement


Finalists

ALL CATEGORIES

  1762 from Brewin Dolphin Abbove (PaxFamilia) ABN Amro aixigo Altoo  Artorius Wealth Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA Barclays Bank Monaco Barclays Private Bank BITA Risk BlockEx BNP Paribas Wealth Management BNY Mellon Pershing Bordier UK Brown Shipley Capital Generation Partners Citi Private Bank CREALOGIX Crestbridge Druces  ERI Banking Software EY FactSet Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management HSBC Private Banking Ince Indosuez Wealth Management InvestCloud Investec Julius Baer Group Julius Baer International KA Watson Consultancy Limited Kleinwort Hambros KYC Portal Laserfiche Lincoln Private Investment Office Lombard International Assurance Multrees Investor Services Nice Actimize Nykredit Private Banking RBC Wealth Management REYL Group Sionic SS&C Advent Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Jersey Standard Chartered Stonehage Fleming swissQuant Group Syz Group Taranis Tiller Technologies Limited Titan Asset Management Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA VAR Capital Waverton Investment Management WIZE by TeamWork ZEDRA    

About our Sponsors

Headline Sponsor


Category Sponsors


Venue

Sheraton Grand Park Lane

Address: Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX United Kingdom

Winners

 

United Kingdom Private Banking Categories

Overall UK Private Bank
Barclays Private Bank

UK Domestic Clients Team
Kleinwort Hambros 

UK International Clients Team
Standard Chartered

UK HNW Team
Citibank UK Limited 

UK UHNW Team
HSBC Private Banking

UK Wealth Planning Team
Investec

UK Wealth Planning Team - Highly Commended
Julius Baer International

UK International Wealth Planning Team

HSBC Private Banking

UK Client initiative
HSBC Private Banking

UK Charity Team
Waverton Investment Management

UK Private Bank - Client Service
Lombard Odier

UK Private Bank - Leadership Team
Kleinwort Hambros 

UK Private Bank - Talent Management & Diversity
Standard Chartered

UK Private Bank - Best Credit Provider
Brown Shipley

UK Private Bank Customer Facing Digital Capabilities (Banking)
Citibank UK Limited

 

European Wealth Management  Categories

Overall European Private Bank
BNP Paribas Wealth Management

European Domestic Clients Team
Nykredit Private Banking

European International Clients Team
Citi Private Bank

European HNW Team
REYL Group

European UHNW Team
Citi Private Bank

European Private Bank - Client Service
Indosuez Wealth Management

European Private Bank - Client Initiative
BNP Paribas Wealth Management

European Private Bank - Talent Management
Nykredit Private Banking

European Private Bank - Credit Provider
Societe Generale Private Banking

European Private Bank - Customer Facing Digital Capabilities (Banking)
BNP Paribas Wealth Management

European Private Bank -Wealth Planning Team
ABN AMRO

Wealth Management Business - Benelux
Indosuez Wealth Management

Wealth Management Business - The Iberian Region
BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Wealth Management Business - The Principality of Monaco
Barclays Private Bank Monaco

 

Investment Management Categories

Specialist Investment Manager with Assets Under Management up to £2 Billion
Tribe Impact Capital

Specialist Investment Manager with Assets Under Management over £5 Billion
Bordier UK

Specialist Wealth Manager with Assets Under Management up to £2 Billion Artorius Wealth

Specialist Wealth Manager with Assets Under Management between £2-£5 Billion
Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management

Specialist Wealth Manager with Assets Under Management over £5 Billion Lombard International Assurance 

Private Investment Office
VAR Capital

Multi Family Office over £3 Billion Assets Under Management
Stonehage Fleming

Fund Manager
Taranis

Alternative Investment Manager (Bank/Institutional)
Syz Capital

External Asset Management Platform & Offering
WIZE by TeamWork

Platform Provider
Multrees

FX Solution Provider
Indosuez Wealth Management

Structured Product Provider
Indosuez Wealth Management

Most Innovative Thematic Proposition
Titan Asset Management 

Discretionary Fund Management (DFM) Offering
Bordier UK

 

Private Client Categories

Private Client Law Firm
Stephenson Harwood

Private Client Lawyer
Nicholas Rucker - Ince

Tax Team
EY

Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company
ZEDRA

Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company - Highly Commended
Accuro Trust (Jersey) Limited

Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company
RBC Wealth Management

Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company -  Highly Commended
Standard Bank Offshore Trust Company Jersey 

Management Consultancy
Sionic

Wealth Planning
1762 from Brewin Dolphin

 

Wealth Management Technology Categories (Vendors Only)


Front Office Solution
SS&C Technologies: Genesis

Transaction Processing Solution
ERI

Portfolio Management
Tiller Technologies

Client Communications
Abbove (PaxFamilia)

Client Reporting
Altoo

Compliance
Laserfiche

Compliance - Highly Commended

NICE Actimize

CRM System
InvestCloud

Client Lifecycle Management Solution
KYC Portal

Data Provider
Factset

 

Suitability Product
NICE Actimize

Risk Management
swissQuant Group AG

On-Boarding
CREALOGIX

Innovative Client Solution B2B
Nucoro

Change Management Process/ Implementation of a Technology Solution
ERI 

Best Blockchain and Digital Assets Fund Manager
Block Asset Management

 

Innovative Wealthtech Solution B2B
BITA Risk

Innovative Wealthtech Solution B2C
swissQuant Group AG

Technology Outsourcing Solution
BNY Mellon Pershing

Blockchain-based Sourcing Solution
BlockEx

Robo-Advisory Solution
aixigo

Chief Executive Officer - Technology
Chris Fisher - Multrees 

 

Wealth Management Technology Categories (In-house)

Innovative Client Solution
Julius Baer

Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence
Julius Baer

 

Special Wealth Management Categories

Marketing or PR Campaign
Lombard Odier

Diversity and Inclusion in Wealth Management (Company)
Investec

 

Wealth Management Executive Search Firm (Europe)

Stephenson Executive Search 

Global Custodian to Private Client Businesses
Northern Trust

Philanthropy Offering/Initiative of the Year
ABN AMRO

Most Promising New Entrant
Altoo

Most Innovative Wealth Management Model
aixigo

M&A Advisor
EY

ESG
Coutts

 

Leadership Categories

Leading Individual (Banker)
Tom Road - Barclays Private Bank

Leading Individual (Advisor)
Robert Macro - Druces LLP 

Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management Thought Leadership (Company)

EY

 

Women in Wealth Management (Individual Contribution)

Charlotte Thorne - Capital Generation Partners

Women in Wealth Management (Company Contribution)
Citi Private Bank

Chief Executive Officer
Alan Mathewson - Brown Shipley

Chief Investment Officer
Fahad Kamal - Kleinwort Hambros 

Chief Operating Officer
Tara Palmer - Kleinwort Hambros 

Rising Star Under 30
Louisa Carruthers - Lincoln Private Investment Office

Rising Star Under 40
Danielle Cottignies - Crestbridge

Rising Star Under 40 - Highly Commended
Neil De Sousa - HSBC Private Bank

Lifetime Achievement
Eric Syz - Syz Group

 


Previous Winners

Overall UK Private Bank

HSBC Private Banking        

UK Domestic Clients Team

Barclays Bank          

UK International Clients Team

Standard Chartered Private Bank  

UK HNW Team

Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management     

UK UHNW Team

Deutsche Bank – Winner

VAR Capital   – Highly Commended

UK Wealth Planning Team

Close Brothers  Asset Management        

UK Charity Team

Waverton Investment Management           

UK Private Bank – Client Service

HSBC Private Banking        

UK Private Bank – Investment Management Platform

Citi Private Bank

Private Bank – Talent Management & Diversity

Kleinwort Hambros – Winner

HSBC Private Banking – Highly Commended

UK Private Bank – Best Credit Provider

Brown Shipley

UK Private Bank Customer Facing Digital Capabilities (Investments)

Close Brothers Asset Management

 

EUROPEAN WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Overall European Private Bank

BNP Paribas – Winner

Quintet Private Bank – Highly Commended

European Domestic Clients Team

Nykredit

European International Clients Team

Citi Private Bank

European HNW Team

REYL Group

European UHNW Team

Citi Private Bank

European Private Bank – Client Service

Indosuez Wealth Management

European Private Bank – Investment Management Platform

Citi Private Bank

European Private Bank Talent Management

Nykredit

European Private Bank Best Credit Provider

BNP Paribas

European Wealth Planning Team

Société Générale Private Banking

Wealth Management Business – Benelux

Société Générale Private Banking

Wealth Management Business – The Nordic Region

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) 

Wealth Management Business – The Iberian Region

BNP Paribas

Wealth Management Business – Central or Eastern Europe Region

Family Office Private Banking VTB

Wealth Management Business – The Principality of Monaco

Indosuez Wealth Management

 

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Specialist Wealth Manager

Bordier UK    

Specialist Investment Manager

Tribe Impact Capital – Winner

Julius Baer – Highly Commended

Investment Consultancy

Peritus Investment Consultancy

Private Investment Office

Capital Generation Partners

Multi Family Office

Stonehage Fleming

Fund Manager

Sanlam

Investment Product Provider

Block Asset Management

Alternative Investment Manager

Syz Capital – Winner

Bite Investments – Highly Commended

External Asset Management Platform & Offering

Julius Baer – Winner

Wize by TeamWork – Highly Commended

Platform Provider

Wize by TeamWork

FX Solution Provider

Hamilton Court

 

PRIVATE CLIENT CATEGORIES          

Private Client Law Firm

Stephenson Harwood

Offshore Law Firm

Carey Olsen

Private Client Lawyer

Taylor Wessing

Family Law Legal Team

UFG Wealth Management

Pensions Advisor of the Year

Strabens Hall – Winner

RiverPeak Wealth – Highly Commended

Westminster Wealth Management – Highly Commended

Tax Team

Taylor Wessing – Winner

UFG Wealth Management – Highly Commended

Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management – Highly Commended

Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company

Accuro – Winner

Saffery Champness – Highly Commended

Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company

JTC

Estate Planning

Taylor Wessing

Management Consultancy

EY – Winner

Sionic – Highly Commended

Private Client Wealth Planning

Lombard International Assurance – Winner

Sanlam – Highly Commended

 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (TECH VENDORS ONLY)

Front Office Solution

InvestCloud  

Transaction Processing Solution

Avaloq

Portfolio Management

SS&C Advent

Client Communications

Novastone Media

Client Reporting

FundCount

Compliance

NICE Actimize

CRM System

InvestCloud

Client Lifecycle Management Solution

Fenergo – Winner

Sionic – Highly Commended

Data Provider

Morningstar

Client Accounting

Citco

Suitability Product

Oxford Risk

Risk Management

KlarityRisk

On-Boarding

Tiller Technologies

Innovative Client Solution

Bite Investments

Change Management Process/Best Implementation of a Technology Solution

Julius Baer

Innovative Wealthtech Solution

Additiv AG – Winner

Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence

RecordSure – Winner

Avaloq – Highly Commended

Overstone Art – Highly Commended

 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY CATEGORIES (IN-HOUSE)

Innovative Client Solution (In-house)

BNP Paribas 

Change Management Process/Best Implementation of a Technology Solution (In-house)

Indosuez Wealth Management

Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence (In-house)

Indosuez Wealth Management

 

SPECIALIST WEALTH MANAGEMENT CATEGORIES

Marketing or PR Campaign

Morningstar – Winner

Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management – Highly Commended

Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity

RBC Europe

Wealth Management Executive Search Firm (Europe)

Stephenson Executive Search

International Finance Centre

Qatar Financial Centre

Global Custodian to Private Client Businesses

Northern Trust

Philanthropy Offering/Initiative of the Year

ABN AMRO

Most Promising New Entrant

Bite Investments

Most Innovative Wealth Management Model

Tribe Impact Capital – Winner

City Wharf Private Wealth – Highly Commended

M&A Advisor

EY

ESG

Coutts

 

LEADERSHIP CATEGORIES

Leading Individual (Banker)

Kleinwort Hambros – Rebecca Constable

Leading Individual (Advisor)

Sionic – Gilly Green

Saffery Champness – Lisa Vizia – Highly Commended

Taylor Wessing –  Michael Yates – Highly Commended

Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management Thought Leadership (Individual)

Somers Partnership – Mark Somers

Outstanding Contribution to Wealth Management Thought Leadership (Company)

Winner-BNP Paribas

EY

Women in Wealth Management (Individual Contribution)

Crestbridge – Heather Tibbo

Women in Wealth Management (Company Contribution)

Winner-Indosuez Wealth Management

Diversity in Wealth Management (Company)

Julius Baer

Chief Executive Officer

Kleinwort Hambros – Mouhammed Choukeir

Chief Investment Officer

Brown Shipley – Toby Vaughan

Chief Operating Officer

Oak Group – Graham McCormack

Rising Star Under 30

Barclays Private Bank – Olivia Lewis

Rising Star Under 40

Strabens Hall – Nick Toubkin


Photographs


Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Do I/my firm need to be a subscriber to WealthBriefing?

A) No, this program is open to all relevant firms.

Q) Is there any upfront cost to enter?

A) No, there is no upfront cost to enter, but you will be offered to acquire a winner’s package should you be successful.

Q) Is the process open to firms that are not active within Europe?

A) The judges will only consider submissions from firms that are active in the region.

Q) How do you ensure that the judging process is independent and impartial?

A) To avoid any conflict of interest we have three judging panels. One panel of bankers who judges the trusted advisor categories. Another panel of trusted advisors who are responsible for judging the banking categories and finally a panel of experts to judge the technology categories.

Q) Can you assure me that any details that I submit will be treated with confidentiality?

A) We collect your details and only share submissions with the judges’ team responsible for judging those particular categories. We ensure that there is no conflict of interest with the judges’ team before sharing entrants’ details. All our judges have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

Q) My submission is likely to be longer than the 1000-word max limit. Would this disadvantage me?

A) We have set the limit out of respect to the judges and we are keen to maintain this to ensure that there is a level playing field between competing submissions.