The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017   



Smith & Williamson

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

As a leading financial and professional services group, Smith & Williamson is at the heart of the scale-up agenda. 

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The firm’s dedicated entrepreneurial services group provides a wide range of commercial, financial and taxation services to ambitious growth businesses, their owners and investors.  Its experts leverage their extensive understanding of how to scale-up sustainably, avoiding the pitfalls that success can bring, alongside the company’s extensive sector experience.

Through a variety of linked activities, Smith & Williamson supports and promotes the UK’s dynamic entrepreneurial and scale-up agendas. This programme is designed to inspire, inform and enable the sharing of best practice amongst established and aspiring business leaders.

As a corporate founder of the Scale-Up Institute, Smith & Williamson is also helping to influence and improve the ecosystem for entrepreneurial businesses, facilitating their development and growth. 

To find out more about the firm, its scale-up capabilities, insight and events programme visit, or call John Morris on 020 7131 4450.

John Morris, Partner, Business services at Smith & Williamson 

“Scale-up businesses are major drivers of growth and job creation in the UK. It’s vital that we create the conditions for success for these businesses to thrive. Through this award we help do this by showcasing the best of Britain’s dynamic, fast growth, high potential businesses and I look forward to seeing this year’s entries."

​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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