The STEP Excellence Awards

The STEP Excellence Awards celebrate exceptional achievement, recognising the highest achievers across all STEP qualifications globally.

The Awards align with STEP’s core focus on promoting high standards and professional excellence.

The Awards recognise the top-scoring student at distinction level (70 per cent or above) per STEP exam or assignment, Essay Route, and the highest-scoring graduates across each of the STEP Diplomas.

The individuals listed here represent the best and the brightest practitioners – many of whom will be names to watch out for in the years ahead.

See the winners here.



‘The Diploma has allowed me to quickly develop my knowledge and expertise in this area with confidence. The course tutors are experts in their field and the course content has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the key areas of private client practice.’

Alison Reid, STEP Advanced Certificate in Taxation of Trusts and Estates (Scotland)

Featured winners

Nitrisha Doorasamy TEP

STEP Diploma in International Trust Management

Standard Bank Offshore

STEP Cape Town

Zahava Rosenthal TEP

STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (England and Wales)

Forsters LLP

STEP City of London

Charles Gilmore TEP

STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Northern Ireland)

Gilmore Solicitors

STEP Northern Ireland

Taylor Henry

STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland)

Blackadders LLP

STEP Scotland


STEP’s qualifications are widely recognised as the benchmark for the private client and wealth planning industry and are taken by accountants, lawyers, trustees, bankers and others to demonstrate their specialist knowledge and expertise.

Read more about STEP here.


View the full list of winners here



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