- Nominations for the UK Private Business Awards 2017 are now closed
- Click here to view the 2017 shortlist
- UK Private Business Awards 2017 will take place on Thursday 14 September 2017
- Click here to see key dates for the UK Private Business Awards 2017
PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for. We are a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 195,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.
Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com
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“I'm Brian Henderson and I’m delighted to be the PwC partner sponsor for the UK Private Business Awards, which is now in
its seventh year and continues to celebrate this critical part of our
While PwC is probably better known for working with the world’s largest companies, there’s another part of our firm that’s just as important to us and even more important to our clients. More than 25% of our business comes from advising privately owned companies, their owners and their families, so it is a critical part of our work that we are passionate about.
Over the last six years of the awards, I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting many of the nominees, short listed companies
and winners and I am still blown away by the passion, dynamism
and stories behind the entrepreneurs and companies I have met.
From start-ups to iconic global companies and from social enterprises to family businesses, the talent, innovation and hunger to succeed amongst the UK’s private business community is unrivalled. PwC’s Private Business team continues to be well placed to support you and the market as a whole with our breadth of experience and our expertise in the sector.”
BGF is the UK’s most active investor of growth capital in smaller and medium sized businesses, and is ranked the seventh most active investor in the world. BGF has so far invested in excess of £1.1bn across 165 companies, including manufacturers, retailers, leisure groups, technology businesses and more.
BGF typically makes initial investments of between £2m and £10m and can provide further funding to support growth. These investments fund
a variety of business plans from increasing working capital to making
a strategic acquisition, and can also provide equity release for existing shareholders. BGF provides practical and strategic support to the businesses it backs through its infrastructure and network of board
level executives. With nine offices in the UK, BGF employs a team
of 70 investors.
To find out more, please visit our website:
As one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups, we offer a distinct perspective that makes a meaningful difference to our clients’ business and wealth.
We provide independent advice on M&A, strategy and financing, as well as investment and wealth management solutions to large institutions, families, individuals and governments, worldwide.
As a family-controlled business we have always been driven by the Rothschild family motto ‘Concordia, Integritas, Industria’ (‘Harmony, Integrity, Industry’). These values remain at the heart of our guiding principles on how we do business to this day.
To find out more, please visit our website:
At City law firm Fox Williams we advise businesses at every stage of their life cycle, whether for funding growth, strategic transactions or governance advice – or on the exit that will realise their value.
We understand the pressures on owners, funders and investors and we support and advise our clients throughout, delivering the full complement of legal services required.
Clients instruct us first and foremost for our City quality, experience and expertise. Through the client service, industry knowledge, commercial approach and value for money that we provide, we seek to become our clients’ trusted business advisers.
“The team is ‘service-oriented, motivated and highly commercial.’”
"They did an excellent job and were very proactive, helping not only in the legal process but also in the commercial aspects and negotiations. They added a lot of value…” Chambers UK
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Shared Interest is an ethical investment organisation. we act co-operatively, which means we are owned by our UK investors, who want to be part of a fairer world. We use their collective investment of £37m to provide finance to fair trade farmers and handcraft makers across the globe.
Our loans and credit facilities ensure that farmers are paid on time for their crops.
Our finance helps handcraft organisations to buy raw materials, and enables co-operatives to pre-finance orders from their overseas buyers. From a head office based in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with support of in-country colleagues, Shared Interest reaches almost 400 organisations in over 59 countries.
Our finance supports Fairtrade products such as coffee, fresh fruit, nuts, and cocoa, as well as handcrafts such as weaved baskets and furniture.
Our work is not just about providing finance on fair terms. The fair trade organisations we finance say that, thanks to our supporters, they have helped transform their communities.
“Thanks to Shared Interest, we can work together to create livelihoods and make dreams a reality all over the world.” Chino Henriquez, General Manager, Apicoop, Chile.
The go-to corporate finance adviser for UK lower-mid market* private companies.
Corbett Keeling Corporate Finance works with owners of private companies to plan for a sale of their business and execute that when the time comes at maximum value and minimum risk. We aim to achieve final sale values significantly above initial expectations – in our last seven transactions, the lowest value increase we achieved was 34%, and the highest 75%. We are able to do this through pre-sale planning, up to five years prior to sale, and during the sale process itself. Through both phases, our industry sector specialists, our international network of corporate finance advisers and our relationship with financial investors are key components of our success.
All private companies eventually change ownership and it pays to plan ahead, putting measures in place to increase your value pre-sale. We would be delighted to discuss the range of options available to you on a fully confidential and complimentary basis. In the first instance, please call us on 020 7626 6266 to speak to our founder and Chairman Jim Keeling or his colleague and Managing Director Matt Dixon, or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. They will be delighted to explain how we might help.
*We define the “lower-mid market” as comprising companies valued at £10–100 million.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS's strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order
to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in 54 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 60,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of
common stock to investors.
UBS Wealth Management provides comprehensive advice and financial services to wealthy private clients around the world, with the exception of those served by Wealth Management Americas. UBS is a global firm with global capabilities, and its clients benefit from a full spectrum of resources, including wealth planning, investment management solutions and corporate finance advice, banking and lending solutions, as well
as a wide range of specific offerings. Wealth Management’s guided architecture model gives clients access to a wide range of products
from the world’s leading third-party institutions that complement its
Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.
Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs and the ways in which this affects our clients.
We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.
Zeus Capital is an independent investment banking boutique, providing the highest quality advice to clients across a range of sectors and transactions. We are proud in our ability to navigate privately owned businesses through their exit strategies.
Our expertise enables us to guide companies through the often complex process of making acquisitions, selling a business, management buy-outs/ins and IPOs.
Over £4bn has been raised by Zeus Capital as Sole or Joint broker and/or book-runner over the last four years.
Our track record can be found here:
Since being founded in 2011 Family Business United has become an award-winning magazine, resource centre and events organisation championing the contribution that family businesses make to the global economy. FBU is an innovative community with family businesses at the heart of all that we do – irrespective of their size, age or sector,
and was formed out of our passion for the sector and the leadership
of Paul Andrews who has over 20 years experience of working with
and in various family firms and advisory organisations with family business clients.
Unlike other organisations, FBU is a resource for all family businesses of all sizes and sectors, and their advisers, helping to raise the profile of the contribution that family businesses make, to dispel the myths surrounding the sector, and sharing insights, research and tools to help family firms deal with the unique issues they face too. FBU is a non-advisory organisation and as such works with professional advisers and academic institutions around the world to source content and share articles, insights and events to enhance the knowledge available to the family business community.
As a collaborative multi-media outlet we work to share materials that matter, that can make a difference, and help family business owners realise that they are not alone, and that they can learn from the experiences of others. We are one of the most active family business community participants in social media activities globally with regards to family business too and continue to break new ground with innovative ways to champion the family business sector.
Our network continues to grow and open up more opportunities to fly the flag for the family business sector here in the UK, to dispel the myths around family firms and to continue to raise the profile for the vital contribution they make to the UK economy and beyond.
For over 25 years Design Portfolio has been helping companies large and small communicate effectively and efficiently. We consult with and support a wide variety of quoted and private companies, including many that are new to the public markets and value our private to public experience.
We work in print, digital and moving image across six core areas:
- Annual reports
- Investor presentations
- Corporate websites
- Video and animation
- Sustainability communications
- Corporate branding
Our blend of considered creativity and expert consultancy is delivered by expert teams through a local, personal and hands-on service with offices in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Miami.