over 30 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.
The event is attended by plc company chairmen, CEOs, CFOs, investment bankers, fund managers, analysts, IR executives, corporate advisers and pre-IPO companies.
As the number one auditor to UK listed companies and having completed 130 capital markets transactions in the last 5 years, BDO is proud to provide accounting and business advisory services to publicly quoted companies. Our clients 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.
We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets. Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcoming the challenges they face. Our approach and expertise are what help us deliver exceptional client service. 95% of our clients would recommend us.
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 167 countries, with 97,000 people working out of 1,720 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $11.8bn. 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 UK’s major stock exchange and the most international of all exchanges worldwide, the Exchange offers companies of all sizes the opportunity to raise capital.
An expanding range of services, including seminars, internet information and regular publications, is available to all pre float and existing quoted companies on the London Stock Exchange’s markets.
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 www.blackrock.com/corporate.
Rothschild & Co is one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory groups. The group has three main divisions – Global Advisory, Wealth and Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.
Our Global Advisory division provides 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 our clients, taking a long-term and independent view of the challenges they face. Within Global Advisory, our Investor Advisory team provides clients with strategic advice on investor-related issues including de-risking and executing M&A, bid defence and activist challenges. We have developed a leading ESG capability, advising clients on a dedicated basis and integrating ESG considerations into the advice we provide across our full product range.
Cenkos is a leading independent institutional broker, delivering capital and corporate advice to support sustainable growth.
We understand that a commitment to the long term view and taking the time to understand our client’s needs and ambitions underpins successful growth stories. We are dedicated to finding pragmatic, realistic routes to achieve our clients’ aims. With a strong network of committed investors, we can provide multiple options to find the right approach for each client. By providing clear, honest feedback we are a trusted adviser to our clients.
Cenkos completed 34 transactions including 2 IPOs in 2021 and raised over £1.2bn in 2021.
Cenkos are delighted to sponsor the Best Perfoming Share Award.
Shore Capital is an independent securities business offering institutional and corporate clients leading investment banking, research, sales and trading services, including fixed income. We are represented across the UK enabling extensive distribution and institutional coverage. This distribution capability is complemented by our experienced corporate advisory and broking team who offer discreet, innovative and valued advice to companies.
Our cross-disciplinary team has deep, market leading experience advising UK companies operating in a wide range of sectors including: Consumer, Financials, Healthcare, Insurance, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Support Services, Technology and Media. Our research on over 250 companies is distributed to an extensive institutional client base in the UK, Europe and US.
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.
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.
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The right people, processes and technology for success.
Today’s business is both more intricate and nuanced than ever before - a people, technological and sustainability revolution shifting the markets you operate in new directions.
Together, Robert Half & Protiviti form the world’s first and largest specialised talent solutions and business consulting firm that connects opportunity at great companies with highly skilled resources and unparalleled business know-how. Named to FORTUNE’s World's Most Admired Companies and 100 Best Companies to Work For lists and a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity, our global teams operate from more than 400 locations worldwide.
Managed Solutions – your plan for the unplanned
By offering expert consulting capabilities along with our deep, geographically diverse talent pool, our combined solutions are as nimble as the companies that use them.
Robert Half & Protiviti - one global firm that delivers [or delivering] deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach and unparalleled collaboration to help you face the future with confidence.
RBC Capital Markets is the Global Investment Banking, Advisory and Capital Markets division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s largest banks by market capitalisation that is also one of the best rated with a credit rating of Aa1 (Moody’s) and AA- (S&P) and recognized as a trusted an innovative partner for clients around the globe. RBC Capital Markets has 70 offices worldwide, is present in 14 countries, 6 of which are in Europe including London and has been present in the UK for over 100 years.
RBC Capital Markets Investment Banking division provides advice and execution services to corporate clients with respect to ECM and Corporate Broking, DCM, leverage finance and M&A and its equities division provides an All cap sales, research and trading service to institutional clients across Europe, North America and APAC. Embedded within the broader team is a UK focused group of sales, research and trading professionals that are dedicated to both mid cap and growing UK listed businesses.
PrimaryBid is the only platform where individuals can join corporate fundraisings on equal terms as institutional investors. We're putting the public back into public markets. In partnership with the London Stock Exchange and Euronext, we have created the infrastructure to seamlessly connect retail investors with public companies when it matters most.
Link Group is a global organisation that connects millions of people with their assets. We help clients progress in a challenging financial world with confidence by providing the platform to list on leading stock exchanges and keep pace with global change and investor sentiment. Our teams support boards at all levels of maturity with everchanging regulation, governance and shareholder engagement.
Our highly-regarded teams of market experts listen so that we can truly understand the challenges of our diverse community of clients, and proactively collaborate and develop solutions to overcome them. We intelligently apply technology and secure today by looking to the future, bringing experience and stability when it’s needed most and putting innovation and cultural change into context for our clients’ business.
This approach has helped us become the UK’s largest share registrar, investor analyser and professional services secretarial team as well as market leader in treasury services. We offer a full suite of services: Share Registration, Employee Share Plans, Share Dealing, IPO Services, Corporate Actions, Company Secretarial Support, Investor Relations, Proxy Services, Debt Services, Agency Treasury, Corporate Leasing Advisory and IFRS 16.
Our Investment Banking division provides advice and execution services to UK PLCs, including corporate broking, equity capital markets and M&A.
Our Equities division provides sales, research and trading services to institutional investors, specialising in all-cap pan-European equity research across twelve pillars with deep sector knowledge.
Liberum’s highlights in 2021 included 9 IPO’s and a total of £1.78 billion raised for our clients.
the qualifying period for all awards is 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022
nominations open w/c 21 November 2022
click on each award below to view more information
best investor communication award
best performing share award
transaction of the year award
growth business of the year award
tech business 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 26 January 2023.
Members of the full 2022 Voting Panel will be announced on this page in due course.
Click below to see judges from past events.
the 2019 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 brochure is welcomed and enables your key messages to reach a highly targeted audience. The event brochure is available on the night and contains details of all the nominees, the programme for the night, the running order and the menu. Uniquely, it also contains the names of all attendees, in alphabetical and table order. Thus it is widely used as a corporate finance reference guide for up to a year after the event.
Bespoke sponsorship opportunities
We offer a range of bespoke sponsorship packages, tailor made to suit your marketing objectives and budget. Further information on request.
Key details for guests
Thursday 16 March 2023
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 2021 and the total amount raised, which was split equally between our supported charities, bccs and Plan International UK, 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.
Plan International UK is a global children’s charity working with children, especially girls, growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities. The charity makes sure they have access to the education, health care, clean water and future opportunities they need to thrive, as well as promoting girls’ rights.
Plan UK also responds when disasters happen by providing emergency relief and supporting communities to recover, rebuild and develop their resilience. As a member of the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), Plan UK are working on the ground with local partners at Ukraine’s borders in response to the ongoing crisis, providing child protection and psychosocial support as well as cash support for families and educational support. All money raised for Plan International UK at the plc awards will go towards the emergency response in Ukraine.
images from plc awards 2021