Hazlewoods was crowned 'Advisory Firm of the Year' at the annual South West Business Leader Awards 2021.
At a glittering ceremony in Bristol, the Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team claimed the top award, beating strong competition from more than 300 entrants.
Hosted by comedian Tom Allen, the event brought together businesses from across the Bristol and south west region to recognise and celebrate the successes of the past year.
The judges praised Hazlewoods for the innovative way we deliver our solutions to our clients in a category where there was "fierce competition."
Hazlewoods Partner, James Morter, who collected the award on behalf of the team, said: "We are all thoroughly delighted and proud to be recognised through this award, which is the result of an incredible amount of hard work from everyone in the team.
"It has been fantastic to see the exceptional levels of agility, innovation and perseverance, demonstrated by our team and clients alike.
"It was an amazing evening and caps off another great year for our advisory business."
Josh Dornbrack, Head of Multimedia and Content at Business Leader, offered his congratulations and said: “This is a huge achievement considering there were over 300 entries overseen by our judging panel.” The panel visited and scored all of the entries over a two-month period, with 76 businesses shortlisted across the 14 categories.
Andrew Scott, Founder of the Awards, said: “Congratulations to all of the winners. It was rewarding to see businesses getting the recognition they deserve following a tough eighteen months. It was also good to see so many of the finalists acting on issues like sustainability and diversity, which are so important. Business can be a force for good and it was great to be back in person celebrating the best of the South West.”
Hazlewoods Corporate Finance department is growing and consists of more than 40 staff including five partners. So far this year we have completed more than 100 deals worth almost £600 million.
And the outlook for the final quarter of 2021 continues to look strong, with a raft of transactions in the pipeline for the Corporate Finance team, who provide a range of services including advice on acquisitions, disposals, management buyouts and due diligence assignments.
If you are thinking of selling your business or making an acquisition, please contact Corporate Finance Partner, Paul Fussell, at email@example.com or call 01242 680000.