ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news and arts including our own award-winning original content.
Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy.
We believe we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve set ambitious 2025 targets to continue to increase diversity and representation. We’re also committed to investing £30million across our markets over three years to improve our approach to diversity and inclusion, and to tackle racial injustice.
To find out more, please visit our website: sky.com
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.
In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by our values, to be Bold, Supportive, Collaborative and Exceptional.
With offices worldwide, our efforts to understand, value and incorporate differences are woven into our culture. We value every person in our business and strive to amplify their unique talents. This helps us to offer the highest quality service to our clients and to ensure people in our business can reach their full potential.
To find out more, please visit our website: DLA Piper Global Law Firm
PwC’s purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries, with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services.
To find out more, please visit our website: pwc.co.uk
RISING STAR AWARD
Foxtons is London’s leading estate agency with over 35 years of experience in the London property market. Having opened its doors for the first time in 1981 from the original Notting Hill office, the company now counts 50 branches throughout London and the Home Counties.
Specialising in all aspects of Sales, Lettings, New Homes & Investments, Property Management and Corporate Services, Foxtons has firmly established itself as a market leader and pioneer in the property industry.
To find out more, please visit our website: foxtons.co.uk
SCHOOL/COLLEGE OF THE YEAR
BNP Paribas Securities Services is part of Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), a global provider of financial solutions to corporate and institutional clients. With almost 30,000 people in 57 countries across EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia-Pacific and the Americas, we offer solutions tailored to all our clients across capital markets, securities services, financing, treasury and financial advisory. A globally-recognised leader across multiple disciplines, our areas of expertise include structured financing, derivatives and risk management, among others.
Acting as a bridge between its two client franchises, it aims to connect the financing needs of corporate clients with the investment needs of institutional investors. We are a socially responsible organisation, instigating and participating in a number of projects to prevent exclusion and promote education and culture. We aim to fight against social exclusion, promote compliance with human rights, and sponsor efforts in the fields of culture, social justice and the environment. For this reason, we have chosen to organise worldwide corporate social philanthropy initiatives partnering with local NGOs or organisations.
To find out more, please visit our website: group.bnpparibas/en/group/corporate-social-responsibility
Hedley May is unique in the world of executive search. We specialise in senior functional roles for major corporates, financial institutions and professional services firms, operating globally from our offices in London and New York.
By focusing on the critical roles that underpin high-performing executive teams, we can apply a level of intensity and experience that increases that quality of candidates we access and the long term success of our appointments. This is the outcome we care most about.
Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, a transparent process and collaborative culture stand us apart, ensuring every client gets the best of Hedley May’s collective energy wherever they are in the world.
To find out more, please visit our website: https://www.hedleymay.com/
UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR
Pentland Brands Limited is the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands. It owns Speedo, Berghaus, Canterbury of New Zealand, Endura, Boxfresh, Ellesse and Mitre. It’s the global licensee for Karen Millen footwear and Kickers in the UK and has a joint venture partnership for Lacoste footwear.
Its products are available in over 190 countries and are sold either directly by Group companies or are represented by licensees and distributors.
To find out more, please visit our website: pentlandbrands.com
CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
We’re Lidl, proud pioneers in game-changing retail. With over 750 stores, 13 regional warehouses and over 22,000 employees in the UK alone, it’s clear we don’t like to stand still. And it doesn’t stop there as we have ambitious plans for the future, both in the UK and overseas. We’re always looking for ambitious, motivated people who are ready to join us in making our stores, goods and shopping experience better than ever.
To find out more, please visit our website: www.lidl.co.uk