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KPMG private client team named ‘Accountancy Team of Year’

Private client team named ‘Accountancy Team of Year’

KPMG’s private client team in the UK was named ‘Accountancy Team of the Year’ by STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. The award was presented in front of 600 private-client professionals at the 11th annual STEP Private Client Awards on Thursday 8 September.


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Details of the awards are available here.

Commenting on the award win, Dermot Callinan, head of private client advisory, said:

“Winning this prestigious industry award is a real badge of honour for the private client team here in the UK. This is the fourth time KPMG has been named ‘Accountancy Team of Year’ at the STEP awards, and it is a testament to the quality of our work to win in the face of stiff competition from a huge number of entries. 

“I am particularly pleased that the judges recognised the pursuit of innovation in our entry, having broken away from accountancy’s traditional model of employing only accountants and tax advisors, we have welcomed top family office experts to the team to enrich our suite of services.

“The STEP Awards are widely recognised as the hallmark of quality in the sector and I am extremely proud of my team for their achievements. This really is a great win for the whole of our UK private client team and tremendous market recognition for the firm.” 

The presiding judges said: 

“In a very strong set of finalists, KPMG stands out from the competition due to its innovative, proactive and genuinely international approach – an approach that is spearheading the way in which private client services provided by accounting firms will evolve going forward.”

Chair of the PCA Presiding Judges Paul Stibbard TEP, who opened the ceremony, said:

“We were spoiled for choice with this year’s entries. The quality was extremely high among all categories. It was quite a task to select the finalists. With competition like this it was all the more of an achievement to win. On behalf of all the judges, I offer my warmest congratulations on these well-deserved awards.”

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About STEP

STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. We help people understand the issues families face in this area and promote best practice, professional integrity and education to our members.Today we have more than 20,000 members across 95 countries from a range of professions, including lawyers, accountants and other specialists. What connects our members is that they all help families plan for their futures: from drafting a will or advising family businesses, to helping international families and protecting vulnerable family members. 

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