The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017   



Howard Kennedy

Sponsor of the Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year Award

Great businesses employ great people.  It may be clichéd, but a business' greatest asset is the people it employs. Creating a culture that nurtures and allows employees to develop is at the heart of the ‘Employer of the Year' category and is at the heart of Howard Kennedy's business. 

Howard Kennedy

As a leading London law firm, we are passionate about helping businesses and individuals and are proud to be involved with The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016. 

Based at No.1 London Bridge, our firm offers advisory, transactional and dispute-related advice to individuals and organisations on all their personal and business needs. Clients range from global organisations, SME's and owner-managed businesses through to family offices and entrepreneurs. 

We have developed specialist knowledge across the following core sectors: 

  • Media, Entertainment and Technology
  • Real Estate
  • Retail and Leisure
  • Financial Services
  • Sports Individuals 
  • High Net Worth Individuals.


Within these sectors we provide tailored legal advice covering all employment, immigration, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and real estate requirements. We also advise on individuals' private affairs.

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Employing your first staff - legal top tips

Providing excellent value and support to clients, we asked Carolyn Brown to share expert legal advice on employing your first staff. 

Top Tips

Howard Kennedy's top tips
HK corporate insights

HK corporate insights

Over the last year, Howard Kennedy's Corporate team have produced monthly articles on topics relevant to entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses, to appear in the publication Acquisition International. Some of these articles can be found below, or see all past articles.

The next exit

The M&A markets fell off a cliff in 2008 when the global economy stalled. As a result, many entrepreneurs will have delayed plans for a possible sale. The past two years have shown far more encouraging signs, despite occasional blips, and sale plans are now once again being dusted off.

For many entrepreneurs this will be the largest single transaction of their career, so it is important to get it right. Here are Howard Kennedy’s top exit tips to secure the best possible price.


- Ian Harvey, Chief Executive, Howard Kennedy

Ian Harvey"The National Business Awards is the UK's pre-eminent awards programme that seeks to recognise and acknowledge the very best businesses in the UK.  We are the first law firm to sponsor these awards and our ethos and approach echo that of many of those businesses that enter – innovative, fast thinking and with a commercial focus.  We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the very best businesses in the UK today.”


Employment e-alerts

Employment e-alerts

Each month, Howard Kennedy's Employment team produce an e-alert covering key topics of relevance/interest to HR teams across a variety of sectors. Some of the past e-alerts can be found below, or please click here to see the other articles.

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

The SBEE is being implemented during 2016, bringing about far-reaching changes to UK company law. To help you navigate these changes, we have outlined in the below guide: what the key changes are, when they come into effect and what action you need to take.


See the Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year Category    

See the criteria for this category, its judges and those shortlisted for it after the announcement at the end of July.



How will you tell your success story? 

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Entry Deadline: 19th May

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