Private Client Awards

The STEP Private Client Awards reward and promote best practice in the industry. The ceremony, on 24 September 2020, will offer an opportunity for organisations from private banks to international law firms to gain recognition for their work.

The event takes place at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, London, and attracts over 600 of the most senior practitioners from all over the world.

Sponsorship opportunities

  • Benefit from fantastic brand awareness over a 10-month campaign
  • Position your organisation as a market leader in the field
  • Align your organisation with a specific group of leading intermediaries
  • Associate your organisation with best practice
  • Entertain and network with clients in a celebratory setting among the most senior practitioners in the industry

Sponsorship options for the event

Sponsorship of a category at the event starts when the nominations open on 3rd February 2020, going all the way through to the post-event press release in Issue 5 of the 2020 STEP Journal (mailed end of October 2020) and other industry publications, so the campaign spans for 9 months. As a sponsor of the ceremony, you will gain the following benefits:

Before the event

  • Logo on invitation (sent to over 600 guests)
  • Logo and 50 words of editorial on the awards website, with a link to your website


During the event

  • A ‘thank you’ from the host on the evening
  • Opportunity to present the award to the winner, and photo opportunity
  • Company name on the award itself
  • Logo on PowerPoint presentation
  • A mention of your sponsorship in the programme for the event
  • Option to give a luxury gift (approved by STEP)
  • 10 tickets to the ceremony, worth £4,491

After the event

  • Mentioned on the press release to announce winners
  • Logo in the STEP Journal issue which covers the awards
  • Logo included on the Private Client Awards video, published on the STEP site
CategoryAvailability for 2020
Accountancy Team of the Year (large firm)Available
Accountancy Team of the Year (midsize firm)Available
Advocate of the YearAvailable
Boutique Firm of the YearAvailable
Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (large firm)Available
Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year (midsize firm)On Hold
Family Business Advisory Practice of the YearSold for 2020
Financial Advisor Team of the YearAvailable
International Legal Team of the Year (large firm)Available
International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)Available
Investment Team of the YearSold for 2020
Multi-Family Office Team of the YearSold for 2020
Philanthropy Team of the YearAvailable
Private Client Legal Team of the Year (large firm)Available
Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)Available
Trust Company of the Year (large firm)On Hold
Trust Company of the Year (midsize firm)On Hold
Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the YearAvailable
Young Practitioner of the YearSold for 2020
People’s Choice – Trusted Advisor of the YearOn Hold
The Geoffrey Shindler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the ProfessionAvailable
Lifetime Achievement AwardOn Hold

You can also gain unique access to our audience through sole sponsorship of our champagne reception (currently on hold for 2020) and the after-party charity casino, as well as other opportunities, such as wine sponsorship. Prices and details are available on application.

For more information on the event, please visit the event page on the STEP website