Sadly, we have had to postpone the Schroders UK Platform Awards dinner until it is absolutely safe for all our guests to attend.
This will surprise no one. The plans are as follows:
Submissions will be extended by one month as the crisis has delayed many entrants who have pleaded for more time. The judging will be delayed by two months, from September to November, giving the judges a better chance to look at the entries carefully.
It is intended to proceed with the dinner as soon as possible. However, the decision will be based on:
Clive Waller, chair of UK Platform Awards said, “It would be wonderful if these conditions can be met by December or January. We just do not know. If the worst happens and the virus stays with us much beyond the winter we will hold a virtual event in respect of 2020 and the 2021 event will go ahead as normal."
The Schroders UK Platform Awards dinner will be held on 22 September at the London Hilton on Park Lane. This will be the 14th running of the event making at not only the largest event in the platform calendar, but by far the oldest. The wonderful Kate Silverton will once again host the dinner for the 11th year.
As ever, we shall be supporting a highly deserving charity, Parkinson’s UK
For the past few years, the industry has been experiencing the challenges of systems upgrades, or re-platforming, as the exercise is more commonly described. Hopefully, we can now put that behind us and move forward and deliver more efficiency, accuracy and speed to our clients and their advisers.
The awards recognise change in markets and technology, so in addition to recognising the best intermediary platforms, we also recognise new technology, new innovations and new ways of connecting with the investor, whether via advisers, direct or a combination of both.
Finally, we recognise the significance of ESG issues in both investment and in corporate behaviours and are incorporating a question in all platform and adviser submissions to reflect this.
Do join us on 22 September 2020.
To enter a submissions to our judges, Click here
Advisers - Vote for your favourite platforms and fund research tools.
Our awards are the Oscars of platform and technology world. Some of the awards are made on the basis of a forensic judging process with panels of expert, independent judges selected for each award under the eagle eyes of chairman, Keith Richards, CEO of the Personal Finance Society.
However, it is crucially important to listen to you, advisers, as well – you are the actual platform users after all. As such, four major awards are based purely on adviser votes:
Click here to vote for your favourite platform and planning tool.
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Schroders UK Platform Awards
Gala Dinner - 22 September 2020
The London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE
Host Kate Silverton, Radio and TV Presenter
Dress Code Black Tie
|19:30||Dinner and Entertainment|
|21:45||The Awards Ceremony|
These are the awards for 2020
Please click on award title to view criteria
The winners of the awards will be found by adviser votes or through the wisdom and skill of our judges. The judges have been selected for both their expertise and their independence.
The judging panel will be chaired by Keith Richards, CEO of the Personal Finance Society. The process of selecting the winners varies by award to ensure the right outcomes.
The process of selecting the winners varies by award to ensure the right outcomes.
A team of judges has been selected for each of these awards based on expertise and independence.