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40 years of celebrating success

The plc awards was founded in 1987 and is usually held every year in March. These awards are open to all those companies listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange – colloquially known as the “plc club”. The success of the awards has led to it being broadened out to include FTSE100 companies as well as the FTSE250, FTSE Small Cap and Fledgling indices. Our aim is to truly make it ‘the’ City event of the year and to allow all Main Market publicly quoted companies, of whatever size, the chance to be rewarded and recognised for their successes and achievements.

Once again, this year we have widened the criteria for each category to give full emphasis to ESG practices – covering well known environmental issues, along with social issues and governance matters. Due regard will be given to adherence to current ESG Best Practice and any demonstrable ESG policies that have directly impacted decision making.

The event is attended by plc company chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, investment bankers, fund managers, analysts, IR executives, corporate advisers and pre-IPO companies.

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testimonials from the 2023 awards

Jo Gilbey, Partner & Head of Public Markets at BDO LLP and Hannah Scarborough, Head of Marketing and BD and Board Adviser, BDO LLP: 
“We wanted to send a quick note on behalf of BDO to congratulate you all on another excellent plc Awards evening. Feedback collected from our attendees so far has been really positive (as ever), with lots of good things to say about Bim Afolami and Reverend Richard Coles. It was a terrific evening, so thank you all”.

Chris McVey , Senior Fund Manager, Quoted Companies, Octopus Investments:
“May I express my huge thanks to you all for organising such a fantastic event last week. The event was upbeat and much better attended from an institutional perspective than in recent years. It was great catching up with so many friends and associates and I thought both speakers were excellent. Thanks also once again for involving me in the voting panel – again a great chance to debate views with peers from across the market and a thoroughly enjoyable evening”.

James Wood , Corporate Analyst, Winterflood Securities: 
“Many thanks to you all for another terrific evening, with, in my view, the best after dinner speakers yet, including Bim Afolami, who stayed around to present the awards”. 

Tom Hinton, Group Director, London Stock Exchange plc:
“Well done on a great event. I thought it went very well and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Good after dinner speaker as well”.

Samantha Myers, Partner, Public Companies & Capital Markets, Gowling WLG: 
“Huge thanks to you guys for last night’s plc Awards, we all had a great time. A few people mentioned how slick it was and they liked the award presentation process this year. Richard Coles was brilliant – very well received all round”.

Fraser Ramzan, Head of Investor Relations, Marks and Spencer (Award winner):
“Thank you so much for organising such a successful and enjoyable event. I know so much organisation goes into these, so I do hope the team are having a well earnt rest today!”

Bianca D’Orsi, Corporate Communications Manager, External Communications, Rolls-Royce plc (Award winner):
“Thanks for a fantastic evening. Honoured to have been awarded Company of the Year!”



covering the period 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024

nominations open w/c 18 November 2024

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best investor communication award

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transaction of the year award

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growth business of the year award

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tech business of the year award

transformation of the year award

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fund manager award

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corporate governance award

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breakthrough of the year award

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CEO of the year award

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new company of the year award

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company of the year award

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Voting panel

The voting panel will meet to discuss this year's nominations on Thursday 25 January 2025.

Members of the full 2024 Voting Panel will be announced on this page in due course.

Click below to see judges from past events.

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2023 voting panel

The event


Sponsorship opportunities sometimes become available, including sponsorship of an individual award, sponsorship of the official drinks reception or sponsorship of the menu. Sponsorship opportunities are, by their very nature, limited. Costs and availability on request.

Hosting a table

Reservations are available for tables of ten people. Numbers are strictly limited and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.


Advertising in the digital brochure is welcomed and enables your key messages to reach a highly targeted audience. The digital event brochure is available to download on the night and contains details of the all nominees, the programme for the night and the menu. Uniquely, it also contains the names of all attendees, in alphabetical and table order. Thus it is widely used as  a reference post event for up to a year afterwards.

Bespoke sponsorship opportunities

We offer a range of bespoke sponsorship packages, tailor made to suit your marketing objectives and budget. Further information on request.

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Key details for guests


Thursday 27 February 2025


Grosvenor House Hotel
86-90 Park Lane, Westminster
London W1K 7TN

Start time:

6.00 p.m. – drinks reception
7.15 p.m. – dinner
12.00 midnight – carriages

Dress code:

Black tie

Charity collection:

A charity collection will be taken up during the course of the evening and the plc awards team will be available throughout to accept contactless donations. Thank you in advance for your generosity. 


Grosvenor House Hotel

Exclusive rates for bedrooms may be available for guests attending the event and further information will be available in due course.    


Latest media


Since formation in 1987, the plc awards has held a charity collection principally for the benefit of child-focused charities. The total amount of money raised to date by attendees at plc awards dinners is over £650,000. Thank you so much for your generosity – the charities concerned are all extremely grateful. 

A charity collection was held at the plc awards 2023 and split equally between our two supported charities, BCCS and The Children's Society. The total amount raised was


One in every ten children has a diagnosable mental health disorder – that’s roughly three in every classroom. A recent survey conducted also found 22% of girls and 9% of boys were self-harming. These alarming statistics demonstrate just how important it is to look after children’s mental health.

BCCS is a children’s charity covering East London and Essex, with the primary focus of providing counselling for children and young adults whose wellbeing, mental or emotional health is at risk.


The Children’s Society is a national charity working to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. We support them through their most serious life challenges and we campaign tirelessly for the big social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most. We've been doing this for 140 years and we won't stop until we've built a society where hope is alive in every child.