Re:locate Magazine officially announced the winners of the highly anticipated annual Re:locate Awards. The annual Re:locate Awards are globally recognised as the ultimate recognition in the rapidly expanding mobility industry. Nearly 200 industry leaders from across the globe gathered for the awards presentation at the Institute of Directors in London.
“With increasing globalisation, the need for mobility is also growing and it’s no surprise that more overseas entries were received this year,” commented Fiona Murchie, Managing Editor of Re:locate. “As the industry expands at breakneck speed, Re:locate remains focused on driving connections, identifying thought leaders and aggregating influencers to define and improve industry standards. A sign of our success is the steady rise in the standard of our award entries and this year is certainly no exception. The stories behind our winners illustrate the dramatic changes the industry faced this last year and the exciting potential ahead.”
A team of independent judges carefully scrutinised entries from around the world before choosing winners in the twelve awards categories. To address the diverse expansion in the relocation spectrum, four new awards categories were introduced this year, covering talent, financial support, immigration, and health and wellness. The winners are innovators and leaders, blue chip companies, household names and start-up enterprises.
Category Award Winners:
Technological Innovation in Relocation Winner: Deloitte
Deloitte’s Global Employer Services Data Analytics for Mobility system, an innovative tool providing strategic and financial insights for more informed decision-making and robust mobility programmes
Inspirational HR Team of the Year Winner: ING
Company-wide engagement programme to become employer of choice and one of India’s best places to work
Best Managing or Growing Talent Initiative Winner: Cartus
Cartus EMEA internship programme, a unique approach to talent development with clear positive outcomes resulting in participants returning to work permanently at Cartus
Best HR & Supplier Strategy of the Year Winner: Crown World Mobility and Novartis Pharmaceuticals
10 year client-supplier collaboration resulting in expansion from 3 to 140 countries, highly effective service, cost savings and innovation
Best Relocation Service Provider Winner: IPM Global Worldwide
An independent specialist provider with established effective working practice and ethos of inclusion in flat structure resulting in passionate, proud, loyal employees
Best Global Relocation Service Provider: Brookfield Global Relocation
High quality delivery and consistency, cost saving and risk reduction initiatives for clients, and reputation across the industry as a thought-leader
Best Property Provider or Solution Winner: Skyline Worldwide
Doubled in size by valuing staff as assets, understanding needs of relocation clients, investing in product knowledge and CSR and offering first-class service
Financial Support and Innovation Winner: Halo Financial
Brokerage addressing the impersonal nature of the foreign exchange market, adopting a flexible, personalised approach to better serve clients
Immigration Team of the Year Winner: Smith Stone Walters
UK inbound immigration consultancy developing extensive expertise in staff resulting in outstanding client service delivery
Global Health and Wellness Winner: Healix International
Innovative health screening programme allowing employers to assess health risks, prevent predictable medical issues, and better prepare their global workforce
Excellence in Employee and Family Support Winner: Elite Executive Services
A unique understanding of family needs and a commitment to working flexibly alongside true end-to-end service
Best International Destination Services Provider Winner: The Relocation Bureau
Tradition of solving clients’ problems and surpassing expectation
Relocation Personality of the Year Winner: Mona Radwan
Founder and president of Global Relocation Consultants, a true trail blazer in Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa and tireless supporter of the relocation industry
A special additional award was presented:
Exceptional Contribution to the Relocation Industry Winner: Annie Panton
For 25 year of service to the relocation industry
The Summer 2014 issue of Re:locate magazine, published in June, will feature full details of the winners. Visit the website for more information on the Re:locate Awards shortlists and winners across all categories.
The Re:locate Awards 2013/2014 were sponsored by Cartus, Skyline Worldwide and Weichert Workforce Mobility, supported by Team Relocations and endorsed by the Association of Relocation Professionals (ARP), the European Relocation Association (EuRA), FOCUS, and the Relocation Users Group (RUG).
About the Re:locate Awards
Introduced in 2007 to reward good practice and celebrate the contribution of relocation to business success, the Re:locate Awards attract global attention and increased entries each year from UK-based and International organisations. The awards recognise teams and individuals as well as organisations and previous winners range from blue-chip companies to start-up enterprises.
Re:locate magazine (relocatemagazine.com) is celebrating 10 years as the leading source of information and support for the global mobility industry. The Re:locate Magazine website is the gateway to Re:locate Global’s range of influential multi-channel, multi-media products and services. The website is updated daily and offers regional and subject-specific digital editions, reaching more than 145 countries. With more than 27,000 unique users per month who are viewing 72,000 pages a month, the Re:locate Magazine website is the definitive online home for the fast growing community of HR, global managers, relocation professionals and experts dedicated to global mobility.