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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.
Although Public Markets is not an “industry” in itself, we know from experience that publicly listed companies face a distinct set of regulatory and business challenges. This is all the more true in light of the government’s “Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance” initiative.
As the number one auditor to UK listed companies and having completed 170 capital markets transactions in 5 years, BDO is proud to provide accounting and business advisory services to publicly quoted companies. The businesses we work with are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially spirited and high-growth businesses that fuel the economy and the owners and management teams that lead them.
Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping organisations overcome the challenges they face.
BDO LLP is a key member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 164 countries, with 111,300 people working out of 1,800 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $12.8bn. Being a member of the BDO global network allows us to meet the needs of clients who are growing and trading internationally.
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The London Stock Exchange plays a vital role in maintaining London’s position as one of the world’s leading financial centres. As the most international of all exchanges worldwide, we offer our customers extensive access to capital markets and liquidity across multiple asset classes. We operate a broad range of international equity, fixed income, exchange-traded funds/exchange-traded products and foreign exchange markets. Our Group is home to several capital formation and execution venues: London Stock Exchange, AIM, Turquoise, CurveGlobal, FXalland Tradeweb (through a majority ownership interest).
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, we help millions of people build savings that serve them throughout their lives by making investing easier and more affordable. For additional information on BlackRock, please visit:
Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups.
Our Global Advisory business offers impartial, expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity, families and entrepreneurs, and governments. We design and execute strategic M&A and financing solutions for clients and act as trusted partners, taking a long-term and independent view on the challenges they face.
We achieve outstanding results for our clients through our deep understanding of financial markets, the high volume of transactions we advise on, and our unrivalled network of specialists in over 40 countries.
Within Global Advisory, our Investor Advisory business provides clients with strategic equity market advice and investor engagement services to help them compete for capital as effectively as possible. This includes identifying and accessing the most relevant equity capital pools for our clients, helping them to understand how the market perceives their investment case, optimising their equity story, as well as de-risking and executing M&A, bid defence and activist challenges. We have also developed a leading ESG capability.
Houston is a leading communications consultancy serving listed companies, corporates and consumer brands. We believe reputation matters. It represents who you are to a broad range of stakeholders, from investors to customers. Reputation starts conversations, engages your audiences and drives them to act. Through our integrated approach we work with you to align stakeholder perception with brand and business ambition. When you find a partnership that fits, everything else falls into place.
Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. Our multi-disciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 20 countries provides access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground and a seamless service that operates on any scale – locally, nationally or globally. It encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market. We place our clients at the core of everything we do.
Our Capital Markets team is recognised as a leading adviser on the full range of capital markets and listed company transactions. With more than 100 lawyers strategically positioned across all of the key financial markets worldwide, we give clients access to an international Capital Markets team with unrivalled reach and connections. This collective capability enables us to share the insights and provide the advice our clients need to guide them to market and throughout their listed company life.
Board Intelligence is a female-led, UK-based software company. Trusted by over 35,000 leaders globally, we support more than 3,000 organisations to drive business performance and high-impact governance through board and management reporting.
Lucia, our revolutionary management reporting platform, helps you to write brilliantly clever and beautiful reports that surface breakthrough insights and spur your business to action – in the boardroom and at every level of your business. And our market-leading board portal enables directors to access and collaborate on mission-critical information, securely and in real time – helping you deliver more value from your board.
Odyssean Capital is a Boutique Investment Manager and Portfolio Manager to Odyssean Investment Trust plc.
We aim to make attractive positive returns for our clients over the long term rather than beat a specific index in the short term. We manage a highly focused portfolio and take an active interest in the companies in which we are invested, often engaging with other stakeholders. The specialist investment approach, typically focused on UK smaller quoted companies, has tended to generate differentiated returns from traditional “growth” or “value” strategies.
Winterflood Securities is a leader in the UK Equity markets, committed to providing liquidity and flexible execution services to a diverse client network including institutional investors, retail brokers, investment banks and asset managers.
Winterflood’s strengths are a combination of traditional trading values and the performance of our own cutting-edge technology.
We have been fully committed to helping companies grow through liquidity provision since 1988 and we hope that these awards will continue to promote the vital role that the Main Market plays in the provision of capital for both established and fast-growing companies.
Winterflood Securities are delighted to sponsor the Fund Manager of the Year Award and would like to congratulate all this year’s award winners & nominees.
RBC Capital Markets is the Global Investment Banking, Advisory and Capital Markets division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). RBC is one of the world’s largest banks by market capitalisation and also one of the best rated with a credit rating of Aa1 (Moody’s) and AA- (S&P).
Recognized as a trusted and innovative partner for clients around the globe. RBC Capital Markets has been in the UK for over 100 years with 70 offices worldwide. We are present in 14 countries, 6 of which are in Europe including London as our European Headquarters.
RBC Capital Markets Investment Banking division provides advisory and execution services to Corporate, Sponsor and institutional clients across ECM and Corporate Broking, DCM, Leverage Finance and M&A.
Its Equities division provides All Cap sales, research and trading services to institutional clients globally. Embedded within the broader team is a UK focused group of sales, research and trading professionals dedicated to both Mid Cap and Growth UK listed businesses.
Citi Commercial Bank puts 200 years of experience to work for mid-sized, globally oriented companies by delivering actionable insights and ideas, comprehensive banking solutions and a truly global network. Serving clients in up to 100 countries, the Commercial Bank helps companies address the challenges of rapid growth and international expansion, enabling them to scale faster, grow larger and spur economic activity in their home markets.
Link Group connects millions of people with their assets, including equities, pension and superannuation, investments, property and other financial assets.
We do this by partnering with thousands of financial market participants to deliver services, solutions and technology platforms that enhance the user experience and make scaled administration simple.
We help manage regulatory complexity, improve data management and provide the tools to connect people with their assets, leveraging analysis, insight and technology.
Berenberg is the fastest growing investment bank in Europe with 137 research analysts covering over 1,130 stocks globally. We are privately owned, conservatively run and 2023 is our 433rd anniversary.
At Design Portfolio, we empower companies to tell the stories that matter. We champion integrated communication with ESG at its core, through the advice we give, the way we work and the services we deliver.
- Video & animation
- Materiality & strategy
- Performance & targets
- Framework alignment
Also find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
covering the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023
nominations are open
click on each award below to view more information
best investor communication award
transaction of the year award
growth business of the year award
tech business of the year award
transformation of the year award
fund manager award
breakthrough of the year award
CEO of the year award
new company of the year award
company of the year award
The voting panel will meet to discuss this year's nominations on Thursday 25 January 2024.
Members of the full 2023 Voting Panel will be announced on this page in due course.
Click below to see judges from past events.
the 2022 voting panel
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.
Thursday 14 March 2024
Ballroom, Hotel InterContinental
One Hamilton Place
London W1J 7QY
6.00 p.m. – drinks reception
7.30 p.m. – dinner
12.00 midnight – carriages
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.
Exclusive rates for bedrooms may be available for guests attending the event and further information will be available in due course.
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 £600,000. Thank you so much for your generosity – the charities concerned are all extremely grateful.
A charity collection was held at the plc awards 2022 and the total amount raised, which was split equally between our supported charities, bccs and Action for Children, 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.
At Action for Children our vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. We protect and support children and young people by providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard and we campaign to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
For more than 150 years, Action for Children has been providing a range of expert services to support the UK’s most vulnerable children. Last year, we helped 671,275 children, young people and families across the UK. We did this through our 477 services in local communities across the UK, in schools and online. Our work includes placements for children and young people in care, emergency grants, practical parenting advice and much more.
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images from plc awards 2022 – please click here to see more