The Spear’s Awards 2023 was a who’s who of the private client world as the great and the good gathered to toast another extraordinary year.
A total of 18 winners were recognised for their incredible achievements over the last 12 months, in categories including School of the Year, HNW Wealth Manager of the Year and Private Client Accountant of the Year.
Among the honourees were Entrepreneur of the Year award winners G.P. Hinduja & Family, who were represented by Shalini Hinduja.
The night’s biggest winner was J.P. Morgan Private Bank, which took home both the Private Bank of the Year – International award and the inaugural Grand Prix award for Private Client Firm of the Year. Charlotte Bobroff, the bank’s executive director and head of UK consumer and retail, was named UHNW Wealth Manager of the Year.
As co-host Edwin Smith, the editor-in-chief of Spear’s, noted in his opening remarks, what sets the Spear’s Awards apart is its commitment to impartiality and excellence.
‘Several months ago we assembled the deepest, most impressively credentialed judging panel that the industries represented here today could provide,’ he said of the rigorous judging process. ‘It included barristers, the head of investing data analysts ARC, the head of STEP, the head of the Independent Schools Association, a host of former winners, and genuine authorities on the worlds of wealth management, private banks and family offices.’
The judges, together with the Spear’s Research Unit, reviewed hundreds of submissions and the quality of the winners reflects the exceedingly high calibre of the nominees overall.
Recipients of the Spear’s Awards 2023 are in excellent company. Previous award winners include Sir Richard Branson, telecoms entrepreneur Strive Masiyiwa and high-profile family lawyer Catherine Bedford.
The ceremony, co-hosted by Michael Portillo, was presented in association with AP Group, August Collection, Aranyani, Blackstone, SilverBell Global, St. James’s Place Private Clients and Thuso, with drinks provided by Blackeye Gin,
Read on to discover the full list of finalists and winners and click here to join the waitlist for the Spear’s Awards 2024.
Spear’s Awards 2023: finalists and winners
HNW Wealth Manager of the Year
in association with August
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UHNW Wealth Manager of the Year
in association with Aranyani
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Private Bank of the Year (UK)
WINNER: Weatherbys Private Bank
Private Bank of the Year (International)
in association with Blackstone
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WINNER: J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Family Office Services Provider of the Year
in association with AP Executive
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WINNER: Schroders Family Office Service
Lawyer of the Year (Family Law)
in association with SilverBell Global
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Kate Landells, Withers
Lawyer of the Year (Tax & Trusts)
Damian Bloom, Taylor Wessing
Lawyer of the Year (Reputation)
Private Client Accountant of the Year
in association with St James’s Place Private Clients
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School of the Year
in association with Thuso
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WINNER: The British School of Brussels
Property Adviser of the Year
Marcus O’Brien, Sotheby’s International Realty
Ollie Marshall, Prime Purchase
Super Prime Development of the Year
WINNER: The Bryanston
Private Client Service Award
WINNER: Charities Aid Foundation
Future Leader in Private Client Services
Lorna du Sautoy, BDB Pitmans
Tahir Ebrahim, BDO
John Davies, Farrer & Co
Private Client Innovation of the Year
Victor – Alto
Grand Prix Private Client Firm of the Year
WINNER: J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Weatherbys Private Bank
Schroders Family Office Service
Charities Aid Foundation
Ceri Griffiths, Willow Brook Lifestyle Financial Planning
Entrepreneur of the Year
GP Hinduja & Family
The 2023 Spear’s Awards are presented in association with:
With drinks provided by: Blackeye Gin