Sturgeon Ventures awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the Year – UK

Lawyers Worldwide Awards announced that Sturgeon Ventures have been awarded Start-up Compliance Consultancy of the year – UK.

“…Lawyer Worldwide Awards is recognised all over the world for its comprehensive awards programme they run, taking votes from countries all over the world to recognise the most prestigious professionals in their specialised areas of practice.   They select the best professional and financial institutions from around the world and showcases their work ethic and skills with their area of expertise…”

Sturgeon Ventures act as a consultant to start-ups and non-UK companies locating to the UK financial services industry to use a number of our hosted solutions.  Following a time of regulatory incubation, Sturgeon assists companies to spin out to direct FCA Authorisation.  Alternatively,  working with peers in the Compliance Consultancy industry for the spin out to direct authorisation.


Sturgeon Ventures are the most established Regulatory Incubator, a trusted partner and venture catalyst. Providing nurturing and bespoke solutions, also known as a Regulatory Umbrella, Regulatory Hosting Platform or a Regulatory Ecosystem.

Sturgeon Ventures with offices in London, has incubated people and firms since 1999 and has been a family office wealth advisor since 1998. We have been nominated and won many awards including most recently:

M&A Global Awards 2020 Financial Innovator of the Year 2020, M&A Global Awards 2020 Best Regulatory Incubator 2020, ACQ Country Awards 2020 Best Regulatory Incubator 2020, ACQ Country Law Awards 2020 – UK Best Practice Operator (Regulatory Incubator)

Hedge week 2019 European Services Awards and other winners over 2019.

Lawyer International Global Awards 2018 – Best Regulatory Incubator 2018 & FinServ Game Changer Innovation Award 2018,  Superior Lawyers Awards 2018 – Start-up Compliance Consultancy Firm of the Year – UK,  ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 – Europe Regulatory Hosting Platform of the Year and ACQ 5 – Global Awards 2018 – UK Family Office Wealth Advisor of the Year.  From 2017.

Sturgeon Ventures are proud to have signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, since the start of this initiative in July 2016 and to contribute to industry publications such as Acquisition International and The Corporate Financier.

It’s founder, Seonaid Mackenzie, has also written a contributing chapter in “Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe: Practical Guidance For New Managers” on the subject of pioneering Regulatory Incubation.


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