Chippenham-based Purpol Marketing and its Founder Denise O’Leary MBE have won one Gold and four Silver Stevie® Awards in the 20th Annual International Business Awards®(IBAs).
The IBAs is the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organisations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2023 IBAs received entries from organizations in 61 nations and territories.
Winners will be celebrated during a gala banquet at the Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Rome, Italy on Friday, 13 October.
More than 3,700 nominations from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.
Purpol won the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Diversified Services – Small category and additionally won three Silver Stevie® Awards in the Company of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Small and Company of the Year – Business or Professional Services – Small classifications.
Founder Denise O’Leary MBE won a Silver Stevie® Award in the Thought Leader of The Year – Government or Non-Profit category, recognising the work she has done winning £330k grants for charities in recent years.
One of the award judges remarked, “Purpol Marketing has established strong roots and relationships in the UK and seems to enjoy a distinct advantage in the market. Their impressive win rate, close engagement with the UK government, and established reputation in the industry is very inspirational.”
On the Thought Leadership entry, the judges commented, “Denise O’Leary MBE is a great thought leader and role model to others and has demonstrated exceptional thought leadership through impactful initiatives. Purpol’s grant writing assistance for charities, provided on a no-win-no-fee basis, has secured over £330k in grants, enabling them to continue their valuable community work. Through successful crowdfunding campaigns, she had enabled several projects to be implemented including projects that combat loneliness, support the elderly, and promote mental and emotional well-being. Denise’s thought leadership and grant writing expertise have been instrumental in these achievements. The impact she has made in the lives of thousands of individuals, particularly during the pandemic, is significant and unique.”
Denise said, “The International Business Awards are one of the most respected truly international accolades. To be awarded as a 5 x Stevie® Award winner by these most prestigious awards is an incredible feeling. To have the opportunity to showcase the work we have done to support young people and charities through the pandemic is important, so we encourage all businesses to deliver community benefitting initiatives. I am super excited and look forward to celebrate with world-leading businesses in Rome in mid-October.”
Purpol has also been put forward for the vote for the People’s Choice award for worlds favourite companies within three business categories. You can vote at peopleschoice.stevieawards.com until 15th September when voting closes.
Denise added, “We thank all our clients and friends for their amazing, continued support.”
Stevie Awards president, Maggie Miller said, “Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet. The winners have demonstrated that their organizations have set and achieved lofty goals. We congratulate them on their recognised achievements, and look forward to celebrating them on stage in Rome on 13th October.”
Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at StevieAwards.com/IBA.