Obelisk CEO and founder Dana Denis-Smith made a lasting impression at the Managing Partners Forum Awards when she collected the award for Best Strategic Leadership from TV comedian Jon Culshaw.
Announcing Dana’s success, MPF said the award for Best Strategic Leadership went to;
To the leader who has communicated a vision and values for the firm in a way that inspires everyone at the firm and clarifies their expected contribution.
The MPF Awards are part of the MPF International Management Excellence Summit, held in association with Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times and Google Enterprise.
Now in their 12th year, the MPF awards paid tribute to Dana and Obelisk alongside giants from the legal sector such as Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
The Managing Partners Forum is a professional body representing those with leadership and management roles at professional firms.
Obelisk Legal Support was created in 2010 to provide high quality legal services to top clients. The strategy behind Obelisk’s success is using talents that might otherwise be lost to the profession in a flexible and cost-effective manner. This is a strategic niche that addressed by creative, passionate and committed leaders.
Starting with clear strategic objectives, and driven by market needs, Obelisk has developed a talent pool of over 500 lawyers. These are lawyers who have chosen to, or needed to, work outside their previous City firms, and are able to work flexibly and bring their skills to clients who value the quality of the work and the cost structure that Obelisk have introduced. 2013 revenue was 400% over the previous year, and their pool of highly talented lawyers, and FTSE 100 clients continues to grow.