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.
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 and EquityFC
EquityFD and its sister business EquityFC are focused on individual, senior finance hires at financial controller and finance director/CFO level into standalone, growth businesses. Many are venture capital or PE-backed and are at the forefront of innovation in their sector, challenging traditional models and methods of delivery. These sit alongside EquityChair, established in 2010, 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 entrepreneurial client base.” Sarah Hunt, Managing Director, 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 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
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)