SSON European Excellence Awards Shortlist Announced

The Excellence Awards are a globally recognised, annual industry awards ceremony, which honours and celebrates the Shared Servesand Service Delivery teams who have exceeded industry standards in their SS&O initiatives. This year’s ceremony will be held during the 17th Annual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week in Manchester, UK where over 600 Shared Services professionals will be in attendance.

The applicants this year are competing to win a coveted award in one of the 5 categories; Best Process Innovation, Best Shared Services Team, Excellence in Culture Creation, Excellence in Transformation, and the new for 2017 category, Excellence in Automation, sponsored by Automation Anywhere.  Across these highly competitive categories, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Tarmac, Sonae, Heathrow BSC and Shell have all made the shortlist in 2 categories, whilst other nominees include; UPM, Siemens, Hexaware, Account NI, Vodafone, Maersk, Western Union, Société Générale, Wüstenrot & Württembergische, National Grid, Ericsson, WNS, Mas Legato, 3M and Lufthansa.

After winning in 2016, Account NI have found themselves on the shortlist for the Excellence in Transformation category once again, and could to win the award for a second year in a row. They are up against entries from Coca-Cola Hellenic, Hexaware, Shell and Sonae. The 2017 Awards are judged by experts in the Shared Services industry; Irina Chernousenko, Paul Bryanhill, Chris Gunning, George Connell, Ian Herbert, Mike Stops and Paul Theaker.

The Excellence Awards Ceremony is hosted during the 17th Annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Week taking place on the 15th – 18thMay 2017 where the winners will be announced. SSOW is the premier European Shared Services Event which hosts 580+ Shared Services, GBS, Outsourcing and Transformation leaders.

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