By Design Portfolio - 29 Jan 2018

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The PLC Awards is one of the most respected and coveted awards for quoted companies listed on the Main Market. Described as “the” City event of the year and organised by PwC and Ford Sinclair Events for the past 32 years, the event is held at the Grosvenor House Hotel and attended by CEOs, CFOs, investment bankers, fund managers, analysts and corporate advisers.

For 2018 it was decided that due to the success of these awards, FTSE 100 companies would now be admitted as well as the FTSE 250, FTSE Small Cap and FTSE Fledgling indices.

Our Executive Chairman, Ian Restall, is the founder of the PLC Awards and co-chair of the Voting Panel. Throughout his career, Ian has been involved in the quoted growth companies sector. His early career as a stockbroker, analyst, broadcaster and financial journalist led to the founding of Design Portfolio in 1991, where he has been active in helping hundreds of companies with their investor communication and corporate reporting requirements.

Design Portfolio is once again a sponsor at the event and this year our Managing Director, Julie Wilford, will also sit on the prestigious Voting Panel.

Julie is closely involved in the delivery of corporate, marketing and investor communications to businesses ranging from the FTSE 350 through to AIM, as well as private companies both in the UK and internationally. She has spent nearly 20 years advising corporate clients across a wide range of industry sectors on all aspects of their communication, from annual reports, corporate websites and video through to sustainability communications and branding.

The nominations have now taken place and the shortlist will be announced this Friday 2 February following the Voting Panel’s decisions on Thursday 1 February.

To find out more about the PLC Awards, please visit