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First Names Group wins Trust Company of the Year at 2017 STEP Private Client Awards

7 September 2017

First Names Group has been named as ‘Trust Company of the Year (large firm)’ at this year’s STEP Private Client Awards.

Winners were announced last night at an awards ceremony in London and were carefully selected by an independent panel of expert judges.

The STEP awards are among the most prestigious in the private client industry, recognising and celebrating excellence among private client solicitors/attorneys, accountants, barristers, bankers, trust managers and financial advisors.

This year the awards received a record number of entries from 24 countries around the world across 20 categories.

Having previously been shortlisted in 2014 and 2016, this win marks third time lucky for First Names Group in the Trust Company of the Year category.

The judges stated that they were impressed by our people-centric approach, from the strong emphasis that we place on our staff through training and support, to our focus on client care and excellence in client services.

Collecting the award last night was Kevin O’Connell, Chief Commercial Officer, who commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to win Trust Company of the Year (large firm), especially in light of the high number of entries submitted, it’s a great achievement and a real testament to the continuing strength of our business and reputation. I am extremely proud of our First Names, who's talent, hard work and dedication have made this recognition possible.”