Once again, the great and the good of platform world will gather at the London Hilton in Park Lane to acclaim excellence and achievement in platform technology.
This year will be our tenth birthday, which the numerate amongst you will appreciate makes it the 11th event! Once again, the fabulous Kate Silverton will be hosting.
Our awards are open to platforms, advisers and providers of platform and associated technology and toolsets. We even have an award for the top platform journalist of the year.
The late and much missed Paul Bradshaw said that platforms are ultimately just expensive bits of technology. He was, as ever, quite right. Technology changes at a pace – so must the platform awards. Our awards will continue to recognise excellence and success in mainstream retail investment. However, we shall also be looking for the winners in the digital/cyborg space as well. We are aware of the rush into vertical integrated propositions – asset managers, platforms, adviser groups are all at it. Everyone is trying to eat everyone else’s lunch, which means the value chain is becoming more and more fractured. We have to recognise this in our awards.
With our sponsors, Schroders and our media partner, Professional Adviser, we have set ourselves the target of ensuring that our judging process is of such a standard that advisers and investors will regard winners as automatic candidates for their selection shortlists. To assist in this process, the judging and voting is outsourced to the Personal Finance Society to ensure total independence. We are delighted that Keith Richards, CEO, has agreed, once again, to chair the judging.
For details of nomination and entry to the platform and technology awards, please email:
If you wish to enter for one of the two adviser awards, click here for submission forms.
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Schroders UK Platform Awards
Gala Dinner - 26 September 2017
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 2017
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 deputy chair will be Lawrence Gosling, Group Editorial Director of Incisive Media.
The process of selecting the winners varies by award to ensure the right outcomes.
A team of judges was selected for each of these awards based on expertise and independence.