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Year-Round Award • Current Year: 2024

Leading Adviser Awards

YEAR ROUND Throughout our lives, people always need someone to guide them and offer them advice and insight based on their knowledge and experience. This does not stop as we get older, and no matter how successful, profitable or renowned a business may be, it goes without saying that alongside its own assemblage of talent […]

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Throughout our lives, people always need someone to guide them and offer them advice and insight based on their knowledge and experience. This does not stop as we get older, and no matter how successful, profitable or renowned a business may be, it goes without saying that alongside its own assemblage of talent and expertise, there will always be a network of professionals behind the scenes helping to inform, guide and shape the way in which it operates.

Across all sectors and industries, from lawyers, accountants, bankers and consultants to HR professionals, IT specialists and security experts, a vast array of outside agencies and organisations, advisers can contribute massively to a company’s success, having invaluable input for its top tier management team. Playing a major role in a business’s ongoing success, these professionals aim to advise, assist and support their clients, providing essential information that informs and shapes vital strategy. As such, they have become a fundamental part of the ever-evolving business landscape. Since 2014, every year Acquisition International looks to highlight some of the most renowned and innovative professionals from around the world. Our dedicated team have left no stone unturned to ensure that these awards are allocated only to the individuals and firms that truly deserve them and have demonstrated excellence within their respective fields. Whether those put forward hail from the largest, international corporations, or the small firms and individuals that work alongside them, we’re aiming to highlight the industry’s shining lights and act as the ultimate guide for those seeking trusted experts.
Admission into this campaign is solely at the discretion of our team, if you think you have what it takes, please email the coordinator and we'll review your request.

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Our Approach

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The Acquisition International research team ardently monitor industry developments over a 12 month period to identify those most deserving of inclusion and recognition within the annual Leading Adviser Awards. We do not rely on external votes or self-nominations, the only way into the process is to pass the rigorous standards set out by our in-house team. Our in-house team use specialist industry news sources, officially published M&A data, professional associations and directories, press releases, and client recommendations and testimonials alongside a range of publicly available sources, to drive candidate selection.
The selected candidates then move on to a more formal stage whereby they are benchmarked against their peers through an internal process of research, analysis, shortlisting, and selection. Throughout this process, factors the team take into consideration include, but are not limited to: sector expertise, experience and qualifications, wider industry recognition, innovation, reputation, performance, and leadership.
Once our chosen individuals have been determined, each will be contacted directly with the good news by our Program Coordinator, Jo Holloway.
As these awards aim to recognise the best in the industry, not those with the largest marketing budgets, there are no mandatory costs associated with accepting your recognition. All those selected are entitled to a free of charge entry to our directory listing (which you are also welcome to enhance and optimise for free) and we encourage our winners to spread the word of their inclusion through their company website, social media channels, press releases etc so that they can make the most out of their success.

In addition to this, those who successfully pass through the process are given the opportunity to feature within our monthly publication, as well as be included in our dedicated Leading Adviser supplement, which will be released at the end of the year. Inclusion in these publications is not complimentary, but we offer a range of packages to suit various budgets and marketing requirements.
Awards come in all shapes and sizes, but here at AI we’ve adopted this approach to focus on merit over popularity. We love having this opportunity to recognise the individuals and firms in the consultancy and advisory space, whom we think are truly deserving.

From boutiques and SMEs through to multinational corporations, we aim to showcase those that are succeeding in their field and who are constantly innovating, growing and improving. As in preceding years, this year’s Leading Adviser Awards will act as THE guide to consultants and advisers globally, and give our readers the resource they need to choose the most talented individuals and firms from their sector.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How long has Acquisition International been in circulation for?
Acquisition International was launched in 2010 as the flagship B2B publication produced by AI Global Media. Each month our CPD-approved magazine is circulated to in-excess of 85,000 professionals, including top-tier managers, investment professionals, business advisers and service providers.

As well as the monthly magazine, we also have a dedicated website as well as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages, all delivering up-to-the-minute news to our engaged viewers. We seek to inform, entertain, influence, and shape the global corporate conversation. We aim to achieve this through a combination of high quality editorial, rigorous research and an experienced worldwide network of dedicated advisers, experts and contributors.
Who makes the final decision?
We do. To maintain consistency and minimise bias, we employ our researchers on a fulltime basis. We have a team of 8 individuals, led by a veteran academic with international education and training experience, who is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. Our team have amassed huge specialist knowledge having undertaken this work since 2010 and the approach has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use.
Is there a winner’s ceremony/award dinner and if so, when does it take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event, despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, AI is a company who runs awards worldwide and we believe it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner, rather than spending it all on a ceremonial evening. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
Are there any costs involved?
As previously mentioned there are no compulsory costs involved, however we do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.

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Welcome to our Winners Hall of Fame, a special space dedicated to honouring and showcasing the individuals, teams, and organisations that have achieved unparalleled success in the corporate world.

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