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ACQ Annual Award Programs recognise organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated areas of expertise.
Since 2006, the ACQ has been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual award programs. ACQ can boast a legitimately independent nomination process and most importantly, all award winners are chosen by the industry itself.
With the help of our highly experienced editorial staff and contributors spread all around the world; we are able to gather vital and current information, as well as receive important feedback from opinion leaders of worldwide events whom we partner with.
We rely on reader insight and experience to provide nominations and we relish hearing about new experts and burgeoning markets.
Every year, we conduct online surveys through our 165,000+ readers and make the selection of the final award winners. The main part of the evaluation, therefore, is obtained from the online surveys and our reader votes. We believe that by consulting our readers we can better identify the groups and individuals that are confronting the issues which face us at this complex juncture, and our awards will rise above the status of participation certificate and actually be an endorsement of their work.
We recognise smaller market participants as well as larger firms adapting international models to unique geographies. Whether it's businesses large or small, individuals in niche sectors or a category you think we might be overlooking, we'd love to hear from you.
Entry into all awards programs is free of charge. This includes Submission, Nomination and Selection of winners.
And now the small print…
Organisational participation include private companies, publicly listed companies, multi-national subsidiaries, non-government organisations, educational institutions, franchise systems, partnerships, educational institutions, government departments, government agencies, local government and statutory bodies operating in both locally and internationally.
Initiatives can include but are not limited to projects, programs, processes, services, systems, technologies, developments, ventures and undertakings.
Entries are assessed utilising a robust and dynamic framework to ensure that the assessment process is pertinent and objective. The ACQ Annual Award Framework (AAA Framework) is utilised as a structured model of assessment that enables the participating organisations to be benchmarked against world class performance standards. The Framework consists of specialised assessment modules pertaining to the evaluation criteria for each of the award programs and the categories contained within. The criteria and sub-criteria provide a robust set of requirements that are used as the methodology for benchmarking and learning among the participating organisations.
Votes cannot be limited to one per IP address as this would prevent large numbers of individuals submitting votes from their workplace at large organisations, but the judging panel carefully exercises its expertise in ensuring that suspicious or inappropriate companies receiving large numbers of votes are properly probed. As part of any such investigation our web team will be able to check if statistically significant numbers of votes for a suspicious company originated from the same individual or group of IP addresses, and whether the details of these voters match the identifying IP address. Any data accessed for such purposes will be treated as confidential.
Organisations that participate in all award programs are provided with the unique opportunity to benchmark themselves against the top performers globally. The recipients are acknowledged for their achievements and recognised as the elite of their industry earning a place amongst a distinguished group by having their products, projects, initiatives, contributions and achievements recognised on a prominent and far-reaching scale.
Each program provides the ultimate platform for building knowledge, increasing brand awareness, equity, loyalty and retention through increased exposure, recognition and prestige. This establishes a valuable resource that can be used extensively to create opportunities for publicity, positive organisational profiling and heightened brand awareness within the respective industries both nationally and internationally.
THE ACQ5 HEDGE / FUND AWARDS 2016
The ACQ5 HEDGE / FUND AWARDS 2016 have previously represented an important chapter within the ACQ5 GLOBAL AWARDS programme (the largest of its kind in the sector). In 2016, market growth, reader demand and a desire to recognise the achievements of the funds markets individually, we hereby dedicate a bespoke awards programme to celebrate organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in their designated areas of expertise.
Now conducted annually, the ACQ5 HEDGE / FUND AWARDS 2016 will seek to engage with the world's business, innovation and technology leaders through a global recognition and knowledge building initiative that is underpinned by the programmes established framework.
The programme engages with organisations worldwide to benchmark the full spectrum of their products, services and initiatives and to review their business performance.
The cycle culminates in the recognition and celebration of organisations that implement world-class business initiatives and industry leading products and services on a prominent and far-reaching scale.
Entries and nominations are now being sought for the ACQ5 HEDGE / FUND AWARDS 2016.