Strategic partners

We are proud to have partnerships with carefully selected, complementary businesses, providing support for our clients and delivering a broad network through which we can connect them to the right people at the right time.

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Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management promotes entrepreneurship in all its forms, providing masters programmes, doctoral programmes, executive education for entrepreneurs, bespoke programmes for organisations supporting entrepreneurs, and the Business Growth Programme (BGP), the UK’s longest running and most successful programme of its kind.

“Cranfield and Smith & Williamson have been working together for many years. We very much enjoy the relationship and they are great supporters and enablers of the entrepreneurial community.” Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director, Cranfield School of Management


Envestors is an FCA-regulated corporate finance house that runs a network of 3,500 sophisticated private investors and family offices, investing minimum sums of £25,000 into unquoted companies seeking £500,000 to £10m in equity.

“We are delighted to be a strategic partner of Smith & Williamson and fully endorse the excellent levels of service that they have provided to our client companies and private investors.” Oliver Woolley, CEO, Envestors

EquityFD, EquityChair, EquityFC and EquityInterim

EquityFD and its sister businesses EquityFC and Equity Interim are focused on individual, senior finance hires into scaling businesses on an interim or permanent basis . Many are founder lead often with venture capital or PE-backing and are at the forefront of innovation in their sector, often challenging traditional models and methods of delivery. These sit alongside EquityChair, which provides a chairman and NED resource to the same client base.

“We enjoy a great relationship with Smith & Williamson, largely because we share the same long term relationship driven ethos and entrepreneurial client base and .” Sarah Hunt, Founder and CEO , EquityFD

Fast Growth Icons

Fast Growth Icons is an invitation-only network for highly successful, rapidly growing businesses. Founders of such businesses are invited to attend bespoke events when they have demonstrated significant traction in revenue, users or funding.

“Smith & Williamson have the same interest in working with the most exciting and successful entrepreneurs as we do. As well as working with us on our annual event in London, we also collaborate to bring networking and business inspiration to business owners throughout the year.” Ben Fletcher, Founder, Fast Growth Icons

The FD centre

The FD Centre provides part-time FDs to entrepreneurial and owner-managed businesses, typically with turnover between £2m and £50m, that don’t want, don’t need or can’t afford a full-time FD.

“The FD Centre has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Smith & Williamson, working closely together to assist clients with complex commercial requirements and leveraging our respective skill sets to ensure the best outcomes.” Sara Daw, CEO, The FD Centre

Freeman Clarke

Freeman Clarke is the UK’s largest and most experienced team of part-time IT directors. They work exclusively in the mid-market, supporting their clients with clear IT strategies, driving their growth and providing peace of mind.

“We partner closely with Smith & Williamson as we share the objective of helping ambitious businesses to grow and prosper.” Graeme Freeman, Co-founder and Director, Freeman Clarke

Fresh Business Thinking

Fresh Business Thinking is a leading online resource for business owners and directors running small to medium-sized businesses in the UK.

“Fresh Business Thinking has worked with Smith & Williamson to strategically develop a multi-touchpoint strategy for engaging with the UK’s most ambitious entrepreneurs. Through online initiatives, rich content and live events, our partnership has been a platform for connecting exciting ideas and business leaders.” Nick James, Founder, Fresh Business Thinking

London Stock Exchange Group ELITE

ELITE works with ambitious companies and their leaders to help structure for further growth, raise capital and access a network of peers, advisers and investors. Started in 2012, ELITE today is a unique global community of 700+ companies from 30+ sectors generating over EUR 55bn in revenues and employing over 240,000 people.

“We are delighted to work with Smith & Williamson to support our community of ambitious companies as part of the ELITE Partner Programme.” Paola Cuneo, Head of Partnerships, ELITE

The Supper Club

The Supper Club is the UK’s leading membership club exclusively for fast-growth entrepreneurs and CEOs. Membership offers access to an extraordinary group of like-minded peers, providing inspiration, support and challenge in a confidential community.

“The Supper Club enables fast-growth entrepreneurs to scale, by building high-value, long-lasting relationships, quality content and peer learning. This makes us a natural partner for Smith & Williamson.” Emma-Jane Packe, Director, The Supper Club


Vistage is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of business leaders by providing private advisory groups, expert speakers, coaching and mentoring for more than 21,000 MDs, CEOs, executives and business owners worldwide.

“Vistage UK works with a small number of trusted, specialist business partners to bring expert know-how, tools and advice to our members. By working with Smith & Williamson, our members gain access to best- in-class business services and expert advice, within a safe and trusted environment.” Geoff Lawrence, Marketing Director, Vistage International (UK)


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