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Firms of all sizes can now win Awards

September 10, 2017

The launch of the NAB Professional Services Awards heralds an era in which firms of all sizes can now win awards judged by the only votes that count - clients'. 


The Financial Review Client Choice Awards


Until now, the only client-judged awards for excellence have been the Financial Review Client Choice Awards, in which the largest 150 professional services firms can enter. 


Introduced in 2005, the national impact of the BRW Client Choice Awards was dramatic. The cover of BRW featured Tom Poulton, managing partner of the overall winner, the then Allens Arthur Robinson solicitors. The magazine sold out on newsstands the day after the Awards ceremony; 100,000 additional copies were printed.


The Client Choice Awards are now an institution, they run in Australia and NZ, and have gone from strength to strength. They serve the public good through making possible the beatonbenchmarks, which are world-class reports on the brand health and client service competitiveness of these large professional services firms. 


The nab Professional Services Awards


To enable medium/small professional services firms to enjoy the equivalent accolades of being judged as the best by clients and celebrated in public, we have introduced the NAB Professional Services Awards.


The 2017 NAB Professional Services Awards are open to accounting, bookkeeping, conveyancing and law firms, which is below the threshold for the Financial Review Client Choice Awards.


And these firms will also be able to receive feedback from their clients on the value, quality, and service they deliver.  


Awards compared  



Awards supporters 


The unique nature and value of the Client Choice Awards and the Professional Services Awards are made possible by our partnership with their communities, comprising: 

  • 100s firms which enter

  • 10s of 1000s of their clients who complete the surveys

  • professional associations which recognize the awards' public and professional benefits

  • business and industry media which spread the message, and, not least 

  • our sponsors, which play vital roles in these industries. 

We warmly acknowledge the support provided to both Financial Review Client Choice Awards and NAB Professional Services Awards by these stakeholders. 


Our role 


Both the Financial Review Client Choice Awards and nab Professional Services Awards awards are owned and promoted by beaton-related interests, respectively: Beaton Research + Consulting and FirmChecker

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