Refrigeration consultant Stephen Gill Associates has been named a finalist in the Consulting Practice of the Year category at the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the USA.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on 21 February in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the USA and several other nations are expected to attend.
More than 1,500 nominations from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 36% over 2013.
Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 43 categories for customer service and contact centre achievements, including Contact Centre of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 43 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Coaching Program of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
ACR specialist consultant Stephen Gill Associates was the winner of the 2013 Consultant of the Year award at both the ACR News Awards, and also the HVR Awards.
For this year's Stevie Awards, more than 100 members of seven specialised judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze award placements from among the finalists during the final judging which is currently taking place and which ends on 5 February.
Steve Gill said: 'To be judged against the best in the world and then be a finalist is truly an honour which reflects the hard work, dedication and professionalism that the team have shown over the past 12 months.'
For more information about the awards and to see the finalists in all categories visit www.StevieAwards.com/Sales