The Drawdown Awards

Recognising Outstanding Private Fund Operations

Awards Ceremony: 7th June 2023, Hilton London Bankside

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The Drawdown Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within private fund operations. The rigorous judging process, based on the views of a panel of leading private capital fund COOs, CFOs, CCOs, GCs and CTOs, ensures these awards stand out from the crowd as ‘ones to win’ and we hope they act as a catalyst to drive up service standards and operations across the sector.

Working with a judging panel of leading industry practitioners, these awards stand apart in both rigour and prestige.

Recognising and rewarding private fund leaders across 34 categories:

GP categories

The GP awards recognise a range of private fund operational leaders for outstanding contributions to their firm, their LPs, their portfolio companies, as well as their impact on the wider community. Judges assess the candidates on evidence of innovation, commercial acumen, efficient processes and testimonials from colleagues, clients and/or partners.

Service provider categories

The service provider awards celebrate a wide range of suppliers and vendors that have demonstrated expertise and top-class client services standards in their provision of services and advice to the private fund community. Success depends on a mixture of demonstrating customer and revenue growth, as well as detailing how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped clients.

Gala dinner and ceremony host

Debra Stephenson

After a successful run on Opportunity Knocks as a teenager, Debra Stephenson found herself on Blue Peter, impersonating Esther Rantzen. She has since become one of Britain’s best-known impressionists, one half of The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson

As well as her partnership with Jon Culshaw, Debra has provided voices for Spitting Image and its successor Newzoids. As an actor, she’s starred in the Channel 4 comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary, and in the BBC prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, Young Hyacinth

Away from comedy, Debra is known for her long-running character Shell Dockley in ITV’s Bad Girls, and as Danny Baldwin’s wife Frankie in Coronation Street. She’s also appeared in Waterloo Road, Where the Heart Is, Midsomer Murders and Holby City. In addition, she’s cropped up on Pointless Celebrities, Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Celebrity Masterchef, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and has been a regular on Loose Women. She brings a whole host of voices to award ceremonies.

Join us at this prestigious, industry-leading awards ceremony with your colleagues, clients and friends to celebrate the best of private fund operations.

VIP tables, standard tables and half tables are available, so book today to secure your premium table position. Availability is limited.

Approximate timings:
18:30: Drinks reception
19:30: The Drawdown Awards – Part 1
20:20: Dinner
22:00: The Drawdown Awards – Part 2
23:00: Cash bar
01:00: Carriages

Dress code: Black tie

*Please note the final timings will be confirmed closer to the awards ceremony.