Hawksford has been shortlisted for three awards at two of the industry’s most prestigious awards events, the WealthBriefing European Awards and the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards.  

The locally based trust company has been nominated in two categories, including Best Brand Launch/Re-Launch and Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company of the Year, at the WealthBriefing European Awards 2014 and has also received a nomination for Trust Company of the Year at the prominent Citywealth Magic Circle Awards.  

Now in their ninth year, the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards have become an established event in the wealth calendar and one at which Hawksford has enjoyed past success; in 2011 Hawksford won the Independent Trust Company of the Year category.  

The WealthBriefing European Awards were launched in May 2013 and have also gained a strong reputation; they celebrate integrity, insight and excellence in the wealth management industry.  

‘I am delighted that Hawksford has been shortlisted for these prestigious awards. This recognition is testament to the dedication of all of our colleagues, who have helped to grow and strengthen the business while remaining focussed on providing excellent client service’, said Tim Cartwright, director at Hawksford.  

Each year the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards bring together the elite of advisers in the wealth industry as well as being an established event for philanthropists and Citywealth’s ultra high net worth readership.  

Editor of Citywealth, Karen Jones, commented: ‘Hawksford has been a past winner in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards because they have shown many of the qualities that our industry admires: employees with technical ability; sound business practices with longevity in mind and a flair for rainmaking. We are delighted that our judges and peers in the industry felt that they should be in the final line up for 2014.’  

The Wealthbriefing European Awards focus on experts (individuals and teams), products and services for wealth managers and clients, and institutions of all sizes and types in the European market. The judging process will involve specially convened panels, drawn from both private banks and trusted advisors, and supported by relevant expert third-party organisations.  

ClearView Financial Media’s managing director, and publisher of WealthBriefing, Stephen Harris, commented: ‘The firms who have been shortlisted in these awards are all worthy competitors, and I would like to extend my heartiest congratulations.  These awards are judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.  That is a unique, and I believe, compelling feature.  These awards will recognise the very best operators in the private client industry, with ‘independence’, ‘integrity’ and ‘genuine insight’ the watchwords of the judging process – such that the awards truly reflect excellence in wealth management.’    

Hawksford has been successful in a number of high profile awards in recent years, including its recent shortlisting for Trust Company of the Year in Citywealth’s International Financial Centres Awards 2014. Hawksford was crowned Owner-Managed Trust Company of the Year 2012/2013 at the STEP Private Client Awards and won the same award in 2010/2011. In 2011 Hawksford was recognised as Trust Company of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards and was shortlisted for the same accolade again in 2012. Hawksford was recognised in 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Private Client Practitioner, as a Top 25 Trust Company in its annual listing.  

The ceremony for the WealthBriefing European Awards 2014 will take place at a gala awards dinner, which will be held at The Guildhall, City of London on 15th May.  

The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 8th May at the Grange St Pauls Hotel in London. To vote for Hawksford as Trust Company of the Year, visit: http://www.citywealthmag.com/awards-registration