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Here’s how to help your clients cross-buy

April 7th, 2015 |

Helping clients cross-buy is one sure way to grow organically in a stagnant market. Yet so few firms recognise the opportunity. The chart in this post provides empirical evidence that clients actually value using multiple service lines from a single firm. In other words, clients want to cross-buy. So all firms have to do to grow organically is to cross-sell. 

Last year Beaton published research that busted the myth that law firms clients buy services on a ‘horses-for-courses’ basis. Now this post shows the same is true for clients of consulting engineering and environmental services firms. (more…)

Posted in Beaton Benchmarks, Highlight, Professional Services | No Comments »

Why firms need to avoid impulse bidding when times get tough

April 5th, 2015 |


This post explains why firms need to avoid impulse bidding when times get tough. And Keith Dugdale, our guest blogger, advises what firms should be doing instead to win new work.

‘Panic stations’ is a feeling all too many firms experience as they head down the slippery slope of starting to believe ‘Because you never know, we just might win’, ‘Anyway, we really need the work’ and ‘We’ve got salaries to pay, and there’s not much work around.’ (more…)

Posted in Accounting, Highlight, Law, Management Consulting, Professional Services, Strategy | No Comments »

Featuring the 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Night

March 18th, 2015 |

The 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards Night was a huge success.

The Beaton Research + Consulting team was honoured to be a part of this important celebration of the best professional services firms and most client focused practitioners in Australia and New Zealand. This Storify compilation features firms' impressions of the night.  

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2015 Client Choice Awards Winners Announced

March 12th, 2015 |

The winners of the 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards were announced on Tuesday at a gala dinner in Sydney.  It was a fantastic event and was truly a night for celebration all around.

We would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists on their achievement! To become a finalist is a fantastic achievement in itself and is a true testament to the client focus and centricity of these firms, however only one firm can win each award on the night. A full listing of the winners is shown below, and was also published in the Australian Financial Review on 11 March 2015. (more…)

Posted in Accounting, Awards, Beaton Benchmarks, Engineering, Law, Legal, Management Consulting, Professional Services | No Comments »

ANZ PSFs celebrate Client Choice Awards Finalists

February 26th, 2015 |

Today's round-up of the websites of Australian and New Zealand PSFs shows they are celebrating their Client Choice Awards Finalist status - big time! (more…)

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