Private Client Awards

The STEP Private Client Awards reward and promote best practice in the industry. The ceremony, on 23 September 2021, will offer an opportunity for organisations from private banks to international law firms to gain recognition for their work.

The format of the Ceremony will depend on ongoing Government guidelines provided on COVID-19, and a decision on this will be taken prior to the finalist announcement.

Below are sponsorship options for both a live and virtual awards ceremony

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 a LIVE Awards

All proposed benefits outlined will be subject to the event taking place in person and relevant COVID-19 rules and guidelines set out by the Government

Sponsorship of a category at the event starts when the nominations open on 1st February 2021, going all the way through to the post-event press release in Issue 5 of the 2021 STEP Journal (mailed end of October 2021) 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

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
Category Availability for 2021
Accountancy Team of the Year (large firm) Available
Accountancy Team of the Year (midsize firm) Available
Advocate of the Year Available
Boutique Firm of the Year Available
Charity Team of the Year Available
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 Year On Hold
Financial Advisor Team of the Year Available
International Legal Team of the Year (large firm) Available
International Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm) Available
Investment Team of the Year On Hold
Multi-Family Office Team of the Year On Hold
People’s Choice – Trusted Advisor of the Year On Hold
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 Year Available
Young Practitioner of the Year On Hold
The Geoffrey Shindler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession Available
Lifetime Achievement Award On Hold

You can also gain unique access to our audience through sole sponsorship of our champagne reception (currently on hold for 2021) and the after-party charity casino, as well as other opportunities, such as wine sponsorship. Prices and details are available on application.

Sponsorship options for a VIRTUAL Awards

Before the event
Logo on emails and other pre-event communications
Logo and 50 words of editorial on the awards PCA website, with a link to your website 
‘Meet the sponsor’ – promoting via social media and relevant e-news digest with a click through to sponsor website/STEP Firm listing
Option to include an item in the Virtual Awards bag (such as an invitation to a networking event, a giveaway, access to a report) – content to be agreed with STEP

During the event
A ‘thank you’ from the CEO/VOG on the evening
Announcement of sponsorship category on video with Logo
Opportunity to announce the award on the video – pre recorded
Name of sponsor firm to appear on the award itself
Option to donate a raffle prize to the charity partner and STEP will publicise any donated prizes on the web page.
Option for sponsor to send winning firm a congratulatory gift – from sponsor sent by STEP (All charges covered by sponsor)
Option to submit ‘team photo’ during the awards to be included in social media stream – best team photo wins a prize on the night!

After the event
Mentioned on the press release to announce winners
Inclusion in the STEP Journal issue 6 which covers the awards (TBC)
STEP to provide data to sponsor one week after of all opted in delegates (name, firm, job title, country and email address)

Before the event
Logo on emails and other pre-event communications
Logo and 50 words of editorial on the awards PCA website, with a link to your website 
Option to include an item in the Virtual Awards bag (such as an invitation to a networking event, a giveaway, access to a report) – content to be agreed with STEP

During the event
A ‘thank you’ from the CEO/VOG on the evening
Announcement of sponsorship category on video with Logo
Name of sponsor firm to appear on the award itself
Option to donate a raffle prize to the charity partner and STEP will publicise any donated prizes on the web page.
Option for sponsor to send winning firm a congratulatory gift – from sponsor sent by STEP (All charges covered by sponsor)
Option to submit ‘team photo’ during the awards to be included in social media stream – best team photo wins a prize on the night!

After the event
Mentioned on the press release to announce winners
Inclusion in the STEP Journal issue 6 which covers the awards (TBC)

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