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Bransby Horses shortlisted as a finalist for the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2023

21st February 2023

We are delighted to announce our charity has been shortlisted for two categories, Excellence in Working with Lay Executors and Excellence in Collaboration and Partnership in Legacy Giving, at the Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards 2023 which recognise outstanding achievement and skill in the legacy sector.

Being shortlisted for these awards gives us independent validation of the hard work and commitment to legacy giving and helps to benchmark achievements with peers across the UK.

This much deserved recognition has helped boost confidence and demonstrates how we’re helping reward the skill and dedication of the people involved in this vital sector.

The award entries were reviewed and assessed by a judging panel that includes some of the biggest names from across the charitable legacies community.

To be shortlisted as a finalist for these awards, despite tough competition from a pool of brilliant applications, is a mark of real achievement for Bransby Horses.

Our entries were selected based on matching the criteria for Excellence, Innovation and Impact and attributing scores against a transparent system aimed at recognising and rewarding inspirational legacy teams and individuals.

Legacy officer Mel Banham said: “Having our two projects, Legacies in Harmony and Maximising Legacies Together, shortlisted for an award is a huge achievement for Bransby Horses and we are extremely humbled by it.”

Polly Avgherinos, Managing Director, Smee & Ford: “We would like to congratulate Bransby Horses on being nominated in two categories. We are looking forward to welcoming them to the ceremony in April, to join us in recognising and celebrating the talent, commitment and passion of people working in legacies and the important work they do on behalf of legators, charities and their beneficiaries.”

The winners will be selected following a rigorous judging. A full list of nominees for the 2023 Smee & Ford Legacy Giving Awards can be found at

The selected winners will be announced during a private ceremony at Hilton Bankside, London, on April 27, 2023.