Award categories for firms

Click here to see the categories in 2019. Read any one of the many testimonials of past winners to see just how much an Award counts. And why.

Check the award categories for firms

Congratulations to the 2018 Client Choice Awards winners!

Click here to view the 2018 Client Choice Awards winners list.

Accounting and Consulting Services sponsor


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FeeSynergy is Australasia’s leading provider of automated debtor management software and finance solutions to the accounting and legal sectors.

Law and Related Services sponsor

The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers. We deliver innovative, practice-focussed legal education and professional development to enhance the careers of practising professionals across Australasia and its region.

Consulting Engineering and Built Environment Services sponsor

Consult Australia is the industry association for consulting companies in the built environment sector, including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others.

Innovation Awards sponsor

IP Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for the administration of Australia’s intellectual property (IP) rights system, specifically trade marks, patents, designs and plant breeder’s rights. IP Australia has a vision to create a world leading IP system that builds prosperity for Australia by ensuring Australians benefit from great ideas.

Testimonial

I have long been a fan of the Client Choice Awards and the many benefits the Awards process and resulting feedback provide to the clients of professional services firms and to the firms themselves. When I heard that beaton, with the support of Consult Australia, is now bringing these Awards to firms of all sizes in all built environment professions, I immediately entered our firm, Integral Group Consulting Engineers. 

Not only do we hope to reach the finals and win, more importantly we look forward to receiving the high calibre client feedback reports that beaton will be producing for all firms that enter.

Andrew Mather

Managing Director, ANZ, Integral Group Consulting Engineers

Entry process for firms

If you wish to enter your firm in the Client Choice Awards you must complete the Awards entry form. Having done so, you will be prompted to upload your client database (you can find the database template here), as the Awards are entirely client judged. This will be done either by a secure File Transfer Protocol or by uploading your list into your Awards portal. The upload method depends upon your Awards category. You will be kept informed of your requirements throughout your entry process.

Here are the key dates for the 2019 Client Choice Awards entry process:

Key dates

19 June 2018 Opening date for firms
10 August 2018 Closing date for entries for larger accounting firms and accounting federations, larger consulting engineering firms, specialist IP firms, and larger law firms and law federations
3 September 2018 Commencement of surveying for larger accounting firms and accounting federations, larger consulting engineering firms, specialist IP firms, and larger law firms and law federations
10 October 2018 Commencement of surveying for architectural, smaller consulting engineering, environmental sciences, planning, quantity surveying, project management or other related type of firm
1 February 2019 Closing date for entries for architectural, smaller consulting engineering, environmental sciences, planning, quantity surveying, project management or other related type of firm
22 February 2019 Surveying for all firms closes
27 February 2019 Finalists in all categories announced
27 March 2019 Winners announced at the Client Choice Awards ceremony and gala dinner in Melbourne

Judging process for firms

The diagram shows the four steps involved in the judging process that identifies those firms that reach the Finalist stage and are ultimately Winners of Client Choice Awards.

Judging-process

If you have any questions about the judging process for Firms please write to George Beaton at george.beaton@beatonglobal.com.

To read the judging process that identifies those practitioners who reach the Finalist stage and are ultimately Winners of Client Choice Awards click here.

Client Choice Award categories for Firms

Accounting firm Awards Best firms by sector Awards Law firm Awards
Accounting and Consulting Services Consulting Engineering and Built Environment Services Law and Related Services
 Management consulting firm Awards
Specialist IP and Related Services

Special Awards

  • Most innovative firm
  • Best value firm
  • Most cost conscious firm
  • Most improved Net Promoter Score®
  • NEW Professional services start-up of the year

Industry Awards – Best Provider to:

  • Construction & infrastructure
  • Financial & insurance services
  • Government & community
  • Mining, oil & gas
  • Power & utilities

Why apply for the Awards

As they say, you have to be in it, to win it. Your clients, staff and marketplace really notice which firms win. And being a Finalist gets a special mention too – many firms proudly display their Finalist logo for the entire world to see.

The top executives of past winning firms have provided testimonials showing just how much winning an Award counts. Throughout this site you can read what the leaders of accounting, consulting engineering, IP specialists and law firms say about the significance of winning an Award in the eyes of their clients and people.

Testimonial

We are humbled to have won Law Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year and Professional Services Firm of the Year at the Beaton Client Choice Awards 2018.  

We strive to put clients at the centre of everything we do and to focus on their growth and success.  We are grateful to receive these awards as endorsement of our approach to client service delivery.

Thank you to all of our clients for their continued support.

Berkeley Cox

Chief Executive Partner, King & Wood Mallesons

Testimonial

We were very pleased to win Financial Review Client Choice Awards for Best Professional Services Firm, Best Accounting Firm and Most Client-Focused Practitioner. The Client Choice Awards help us inform our clients, potential clients and prospective staff of our service excellence through recognition by an independent body while our existing staff receive public acknowledgement of the service they provide.

Tony Fittler

Chairman, HLB Mann Judd

Testimonial

Through the Client Choice Awards, beatonbenchmarks provides an important perspective that is independent and complements our own discussions with clients…the data provides valuable insights on how client perceptions of Tonkin & Taylor have trended in light of organisational changes, strategic activity, and changing market conditions.

Doug Johnson

Managing Director, Tonkin & Taylor

Awards night

Every year since 2005 the Client Choice Awards ceremony has been held at an exclusive gala function. Catch the vibe of previous years’ events!