Photography by Joe D Miles - ImageCapture +447956 314 366UK: The Derby-based consultancy and its proprietor Steve Gill have been named as a finalist in a major international award for sales and customer service.

The company has been named as one of the finalists in the Consulting Practice of the Year  category in the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. The Stevie Awards organises several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the International Business Awards and the new Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 21 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

More than 1,500 nominations from organisations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 129 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 43 categories for customer service and contact centre achievements.

ACR specialist consultants Stephen Gill Associates were winners of the 2013 Consultant of the Year Awards in the UK at both the ACR News Awards and the HVR Awards.

“To be judged against the best in the world and then be a finalist is truly an honour which reflects the hard work, dedication and professionalism that the team have shown over the past 12 months,” commented Steve Gill.

Stephen Gill Associates are ACR specialist consultants formed 10 years ago who have earned a reputation for offering practical solutions that are energy efficient.  They are extremely active in the food production sector of the industry where the R22 phase-out has presented challenges to many major food processing groups.