How practitioners can win a Client Choice Award

As a practitioner, your firm has to be in it, for you to win it.

 

Make sure your firm enters. As an individual practitioner, you can only be eligible through your firm’s entry.

To understand how this works click here.

Award categories for practitioners

For practitioners in Accounting and Consulting, Consulting Engineering and Built Environment, Law and IP Specialist firms in Australia and New Zealand there are separate categories of Award. These Awards are like no other awards. And one of these winners will achieve the status of Best Professional.

Your clients will nominate you and score you on quality and service. And your clients will give reasons for their scores too. And if you are a Winner you will learn what your clients said about you – although not which clients said what.

Congratulations to the 2018 Client Choice Awards practitioner winners!

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

Sponsor for Best Professional

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Professions Australia is the national peak body for the professions. We have been the voice of the professions to government since 1971. Our vision is to operate as the recognised national authority on professional idea, conduct, standards and practice in service of the community.

Sponsor for Most Client-focused…

  • Accountant and Consultant
  • Built Environment Professional
  • Lawyer
  • IP Specialist

Through a network of professional practices and advisers Bombora Advice works directly with clients and in collaboration with other professional service firms to deliver superior client outcomes in the provision of life-risk advice, service and claims management.

Entry process


There is no application process for practitioners, you are entered when your firm enters. As your clients are assessing your firm’s submission they will have opportunity to nominate the practitioners that interacted with them and assess their overall client service.  This is why it is important to make sure that your firm is in it, for you to win it!

Please be aware that you must not contact your clients telling them to participate in this process or to nominate you. Doing so may disqualify you and your entire firm from the awards.

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 (this has to be taken down once the entries close for traditional verticals)
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
1 October 2018 Commencement of surveying for architectural, smaller consulting engineering, environmental sciences, planning, quantity surveying, project management or other related type of firm
25 January 2019 Closing date for entries for architectural, smaller consulting engineering, environmental sciences, planning, quantity surveying, project management or other related type of firm
8 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 practitioners

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

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

Client Choice Award categories for Practitioners

Most client-focused…
Accounting firm Awards Sectorcircle Law firm Awards
Accountant and Consultant Built Environment Professional Lawyer
Consulting engineering firm Awards
IP Specialist

Testimonial

Winning this award delights me and my team, because it’s based on feedback from clients, who matter the most in our work.  Kensington Swan’s strategy is focused on delivering an unbeatable client experience, so recognition like this really endorses that approach. I enjoy working closely with clients to form an enduring relationship and effectively become part of their own team. 

Matthew Ockleston

Managing Partner (Auckland), Kensington Swan

Testimonial

Forming enduring relationships with our clients and taking an outside-in view are cornerstones of what GTA does. The Client Choice Awards provide important third party endorsement of our approach to client service. They also provide a valuable performance comparison with our sector and across the professional services industry. The awards are prestigious and noticed by our clients and industry alike.

Michael Durkin

Managing Director, GTA Consultants

Testimonial

We are delighted to have won the Most Innovative Firm award. Gilbert + Tobin is committed to transforming legal service delivery and we are proud this is resonating with our clients. Such recognition helps build our reputation as a leading professional services innovator and attract people to our firm who want to do things differently.  

Sam Nickless

Chief Operating Officer, Gilbert + Tobin