Denise O’Leary has been presented with a gold award for Best
Business Book in the International Business Awards (IBAs).
Known as “the International Stevies,” the IBAs
are open to all organisations worldwide: large and small, public and private,
for-profit and non-profit.
Nominations may be submitted by organisations or
individuals and the 2020 competition attracted more than 3,800 entries from across
The award was presented in recognition of Denise’s book,
appropriately titled How to WIN Business Awards.
Her business, Purpol Marketing, was also awarded a bronze ‘Stevie’
in the small advertising, marketing and public relations Company of the Year
As the ongoing Covid-19 crisis will prevent winners from
receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners
will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday 1st December.
Denise said, “I am over the moon. To win the top award, a
gold Stevie, within the most prestigious worldwide awards, the International
Business Awards, is a dream come true.
“The last few months have been a really tough time for many
businesses, and I have had dark days like many others. This recognition makes
me feel so honoured, knowing that my book is helping other brilliant companies
get the recognition they deserve.”
Stevie Awards President, Maggie Gallagher, said, “Despite
the unprecedented impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on organisations and
working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in
this year’s International Business Awards attests to the continued outstanding
performance of many organisations. The
commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success,
health, and safety of employees, customers, and communities is truly impressive.”
Denise added, “I am also thrilled to be recognised for
Purpol Marketing as a bronze Stevie award winner.
“To be conferred as a winner by the most prestigious international
business awards is amazing. To have my first book become an international multi-award
winner, and to become a global award-winning author is a truly astonishing
Find out more about The International Business Awards and
the lists of Stevie Award winners.