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NBA 2016

Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson is delighted to sponsor the Smith & Williamson Scale-Up Business of the Year

Smith & Williamson is one of the UK’s leading professional services groups, providing an extensive range of accountancy, tax, corporate finance, financial advisory and investment management services to private clients, entrepreneurs, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates.

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The firm has a dedicated entrepreneurs group which understands the complexities facing growing businesses and their owners, providing end-to-end services to meet their needs. It is a champion of the entrepreneurial cause and uses its energy and expertise to help emerging and established entrepreneurs and management teams to succeed and make a difference.

As an independently owned professional and financial services group, with around 1,500 people operating in the UK, Ireland and Jersey, and with international connections in over 100 countries, the firm is highly regarded for its personal and practical approach. 

To find out more about Smith & Williamson visit, or alternatively call Guy Rigby on 020 7131 8213.

Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson

"[2015's] entries were outstanding, creating real challenge for the UBM shortlisting panel. Selecting a winner from these finalists is going to be even more difficult!"

​The Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Smith and Williamson have supported the National Business Awards for 4 years, having previously sponsored the Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Of the winner, our judges said:

“Titus is an inspiring choice and a wonderful ambassador for the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year Award. With a young and engaged workforce, and with customers in over 100 countries, he has masterminded the growth of one of the most exciting and pioneering scale-up businesses in the UK”


Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year
Achieving Scale-Up in your business

Achieving Scale-Up in your business

In this series we speak to experts on their experiences and advice for those looking to achieve sustained growth.

Read the interviews

Enterprise Index Q2 2016 results

Only a quarter of small business owners expect the economy to improve over the next 12 months, a fall of over 30% from just 3 months ago, the Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index reveals.


Have your say in our Q3 2016 Enterprise Index survey

Have your say in our Q3 2016 Enterprise Index survey

The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index measures the confidence of the UK’s wealth creators and entrepreneurs in the economy and the implications that it has (or may have) on their businesses. 

This two minute survey gives you the chance to have your say on the economy.


Enterprise Magazine - Summer 2016

View from the top article on Claudio Ranieri in Enterprise 

View from the top article on Claudio Ranieri in Enterprise 

Enterprise talks to Leicester City FC manager Claudio Ranieri
about the management approach that has helped propel the
club to its extraordinary success this season.

Read on

Codify your culture: Leading a large and growing business

Codify your culture: Leading a large and growing business

Last year’s Smith & Williamson’s Entrepreneur of the
Year Award winner, MVF CEO Titus Sharpe, talks about
what it takes to build and lead an award-winning fast
growth, global company.

Read on

The Smith & Williamson Scale-up Business of the Year

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? 

Start your entry​​​​​​​

Entry Deadline: 19th May

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