Double award win for Denise O’Leary

By Ben Carey on 23 October, 2020

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 63 nations.

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 category.

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 feeling.”

Find out more about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners.