Announcing the 2020 Client Choice Awards

After 15 increasingly successful years, the 2020 Client Choice Awards are aiming even higher with changes, additions and improvements.


The Awards are well-established world-leaders in judging and celebrating excellence in professional services; they are based on the only votes that truly count, those of clients.

Every year firms and practitioners in the Accounting and Consulting, Built Environment and Consulting Engineering, Specialist IP and Legal professions are judged on the basis of how their clients rate them.

These are some of the exciting new aspects of the 2020 Awards.

  • Firms of all sizes can now enter the awards and be eligible to receive reports on how their clients rate their performance, the value they deliver and aspects like their expertise, service and price. The enhanced eligibility applies to all four of the professions listed above.

  • This means firms enter in wider range of size-based bands, details of which can be found on the Client Choice Awards website.

  • The Built Environment category now covers the professions of Acoustical Consultants, Architects, Consulting Engineers, Environmental Consultants, Quantity Surveyors, Urban Planners, Project Managers and Transport Consultants.

  • Our surveying technologies have been further improved to make it easier for firms to complete the Awards entry requirements. These improvements include joining forces with FirmChecker, beaton's sister company, to survey Law and Accounting entries from firms with less than $30M annual turnover, including firms smaller than $2M. ​

  • ​More is being done by beaton to support 20+ professional associations educate their members about the benefits of the Awards and encourage them to enter.

  • More Award categories mean there are more opportunities for sponsoring Partners, who form an integral part of the attraction of the Awards.

  • NAB is the Principal Partner for the 2020 Client Choice Awards.

  • In coming months beaton will announce our other 2020 Partners.

Entries for the 2020 Client Choice Awards are now open.