Meridian West has won the “Best Knowledge Provision to Clients Award” at the 2020 Managing Partners’ Forum Awards

The awards celebrate examples of management excellence within the professional services sector, and are founded by Managing Partners’ Forum, the leading body supporting strategic leadership within professional services.

Meridian West’s award is shared with Oxford University’s Saïd Business School for their joint initiative exploring strategic learning and development within the professional services sector. The insights programme generated a series of five white papers co-authored by Meridian West’s Stephen Newton and Dr Nigel Spencer of Saïd Business School.

The collaborative entry of Meridian West and Saïd Business School was shortlisted in the category along with law firms Pérez Llorca and Royds Withy King as well as coaching firm Xinfu.

The judging panel praised the way Meridian West and Saïd Business School had brought together academic research with practitioner experience to create new ways of supporting clients. The initiative was also praised for its global reach, use of innovative knowledge-sharing tools, and engagement with Board level strategies for developing talent.

Speaking after the ceremony, Stephen Newton, Director at Meridian West, said “The opportunity to collaborate with Nigel and his colleagues at Saïd Business School has generated genuine market-leading thinking. Together we have been able to explore new insights into how professional firms can use talent development to drive competitive advantage.”

Nigel Spencer, Senior Client Director at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School commented, “Saïd Business School’s unique practitioner and academic insights combined with Meridian West’s market experience is a winning formula. Our thanks go to all those professional firm leaders who contributed to and participated in our programme.”

Meridian West Managing Director, Alastair Beddow, said “I am delighted that Meridian West’s hard work and cutting-edge thinking has been recognised by our industry peers. Our intention was to provide leaders within the sector with access to new thinking that would have a practical impact on their talent development and operational performance strategies both for the short and long-term. It’s pleasing to see that ambition acknowledged by the judges.”

Copies of the complete set of white papers can be downloaded here.