Nine professional services firms take home 2017 Stevie Awards

23 August 2017 4 min. read

Nine professional services firms have been recognised for standout performance during the prestigious Stevie Awards. The prizes, which aim to celebrate the achievements of organisations and working professionals across the world, will be presented at the 14th annual International Business Awards ceremony, which will be hosted in Barcelona on October 21st 2017.

The annual International Business Awards have been hosted since 2002, in order to celebrate the achievements and the positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide. The event is organised into six programmes; The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. High-achieving organisations and executives in the United Kingdom and around the world have been recognised as Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners –as determined by ratings from more than 200 executives, following more than 3,900 nominations from more than 60 nations. 

“We received a record number of nominations in the IBAs this year, and the judges were astounded by the inspiring stories of workplace success from all over the world,” said Stevie Awards founder and president Michael Gallagher. “We look forward to honouring the Stevie winners who join us in Barcelona on 21 October, and sharing their stories with the world on the Stevie Awards’ social channels."

The International Business Awards are open to all organisations worldwide, however, the winners of this year’s International Business Awards are dominated by British outfits and individuals, with 31 wins being given to UK-based competitors, which in total number 68 Stevie Awards: 24 Gold Stevies, 29 Silver and 15 Bronze. The leading winner among the UK companies is the London based public relations agency Weber Shandwick, with eight Gold, nine Silver and four Bronze Stevie Awards in various PR categories. Another top winner from London is the PR agency Say Communications with two Gold, two Silver and three Bronze winning entries. A number of players from both the professional services and consulting industry were named for the honours. 

Nine professional services firms take home 2017 Stevie AwardsNine professional services firms were, meanwhile, selected for Stevie nods. In the Professional Services – Small category. The Bronze award went to Middle-Eastern consultancy Estmrarya Management Consulting, a firm headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE with offices in Dubai, Cairo and London, who also won Gold in Innovation of the Year - Business Service Industries, for the Estmrarya Academy. Meanwhile New York-headquartered Eff Creative Group obtained Silver – having also won localised Silver and Bronze Stevies at the American Business Awards in June 2017. Canadian supply-chain advisory outfit Isaac Operations, meanwhile, won Gold. 

UK professional services outfit Q5 Partners, meanwhile, took the Gold for Company of the Year - Professional Services - Medium Size. The London-headquartered firm will be joined by Silver winner Soohyun, of Seoul, South Korea, and Bronze winners Five9, from California, for the presentation in October. In Company of the Year - Professional Services - Large section, another British firm, Fullfield, took joint Silver, with the Essex-based professional services firm joined by two American firms; fellow Silver winners First Advantage, of Georgia, and Massachusetts-based Globoforce who won Gold. 

Consulting firms

Elsewhere among the 200+ other winners, several outright consulting firms were listed as well as the professional services companies. These included Innovator of the Year - Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Services Silver winner FTI Consulting, with the San Francisco-based outfit’s Senior Managing Director Nitin Kumar receiving recognition by the Stevies. Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in Asia, Australia and New Zealand saw Tata Consultancy Services take Bronze meanwhile, with the Bangalore firm commended for its work behind the India: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (“The World is One Family”) campaign.

Several consultancies were also rewarded by the 2017 Stevies

FIS CAO and Head of International Payments Serena Smith won Gold for Woman of the Year - Banking, Financial Services & Real Estate, while Management Team of the Year - All Other Industries saw a Silver Stevie go the way of FIS too, for their CAO Management team. FIS also won further plaudits by way of a Bronze for Support Team of the Year, split between their Australian Office Support team for FIS Payments, and their Payments Client Relations Centre of Excellence team.