A record 545 people from platforms, asset managers, advisers and technology businesses attended the 2018 Schroders UK Platform Awards dinner – the 12th running of the biggest event in the investment platform and technology calendar.
The amazing turn out goes to show how vibrant this sector is today. So who were the big winners?
Nucleus demonstrated amazing consistency by picking up the big gong, Platform of the Year, for the third year running - a reward for caring about both their advisers and their end customers passionately. 7IM continue to be a serial winner, on this occasion collecting the retirement and discretionary management platform awards. The Benchmark Capital group is another repeat winner. The SEI powered Fusion Wealth platform won the wealth management award and Aspect8, the IFA in the Benchmark Capital stable, won leading adviser business yet again. Undoubtedly, the most popular winner of the night was the husband and wife team of Thomas and Thomas, Darren and Lisa, who won the leading adviser practice award - a firm that truly love their customers and their people. Their obvious joy was shared by everyone in the Hilton’s ballroom.
The other star of the night was our host of nine years, Kate Silverton, who broke her Strictly Come Dancing training regime to come and host the awards - the only corporate event she has taken on since becoming, as she describes herself ‘a trainee dancer’. Kate’s journey home was delayed as countless guests asked for selfies and wanted to chat. Bless her, she made time for everyone.
If you want to make sure you are there in 2019, put September 24 in your diary!
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Schroders UK Platform Awards
Gala Dinner - 25 September 2018
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 2018
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.