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, Consulting Engineering, Law and IP Specialist firms in Australia and New Zealand there are separate categories of Award. These Awards were introduced four years ago – and 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, 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. Read why here.

Congratulations to the 2018 Client Choice Awards practitioner winners!

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

Best professional sponsor

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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.

Consulting engineering practitioner sponsor

CRA provides specialist risk advice as an outsource service for the referred clients of financial planners, accountants, lawyers and general insurance brokers.

IP specialist practitioner sponsor

CRA provides specialist risk advice as an outsource service for the referred clients of financial planners, accountants, lawyers and general insurance brokers.

Accounting practitioner sponsor

CRA provides specialist risk advice as an outsource service for the referred clients of financial planners, accountants, lawyers and general insurance brokers.

Legal practitioner sponsor

CRA provides specialist risk advice as an outsource service for the referred clients of financial planners, accountants, lawyers and general insurance brokers.

Application 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.

Timetable and dates
Applications Research and analysis conducted Finalists announced Winners announced
Applications are closed now September 2017 to January 2018 February 2018 March 2018

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 Consulting Engineer Lawyer
Consulting engineering firm Awards
IP Specialist

Testimonial

Cooper Grace Ward was delighted to be the winner of the Financial Review Client Choice Awards 2017 for the Best Law Firm (revenue under $50M) and the Best Professional Services Firm (revenue under $50M). This is the most pure award; it is the clients who chose. We are humbled to win but realise our clients have every right to expect the very best from us.

Chris Ward

Managing Partner, Cooper Grace Ward

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