Posted on September 25, 2020 by Categories: About Purpol Marketing, Awards, Bid Management, Marketing, PR, Stevies Tags: , , , ,


Winners to Be Celebrated During Virtual Ceremony on 1 December

Chippenham, United Kingdom – 10 September, 2020 – Denise O’Leary was named the winner of a GOLD Stevie® Award in the Best Business Book category in The 17th Annual International Business Awards® today. She was also a Bronze Stevie® Award winner for her company Purpol Marketing within the category Company of the Year – Advertising Marketing and Public Relations – Small.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2020 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories.

As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, 1 December.

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others.  This year’s competition also featured a number of free-to-enter categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Denise O’Leary of Purpol Marketing has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Business Book category  for her book WINNER – How to WIN Business Awards and Bronze Stevie® Award recognition for the company she founded in 2014, Purpol Marketing within the Company of the Year – Advertising Marketing and Public Relations – Small category.

Denise commented: “I am over the moon – to win the top award a Gold Stevie® within the most prestigious worldwide award – the International Business Awards® is a dream come true. The last few months have been a really tough time for many businesses, and I have had dark days like many others. This recognition makes me feel so honoured, knowing that my book is helping other brilliant companies get the recognition they deserve.

One of the judges commented: “Such a great book idea! Top tips to winning awards from an award-winning bid writer! Couldn’t get better! Accessible, warm and down-to-earth writing. Informs, guides and inspires confidence.”

I am also thrilled to be recognised for Purpol Marketing as a Bronze Stevie® Award winner for Company of the Year – Advertising Marketing and Public Relations – Small.

To be conferred as a winner by the most prestigious international business awards is amazing. To have my first book become a international multi-award winner, and to become a global award winning author is a truly astonishing feeling.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from July through early September.

“Despite the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in this year’s International Business Awards attests to the continued outstanding performance of many organizations.  The commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success, health, and safety of employees, customers, and communities is truly impressive,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.

The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned.” Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at


About Denise O’Leary and Purpol Marketing

Denise O’Leary is a multi-international award winner, founder of Purpol Marketing  and author of WINNER – How to WIN Business Awards, available on Amazon, bookstores and on

Purpol Marketing provides marketing director level expertise on a ‘pay as you go’ basis making professional advice tailored and affordable.  They are experts in all areas of marketing and specialists in PQQ and Bid management on public procurement tenders, especially in the construction and manufacturing sectors and for SME’S. They measure success on how much their clients win.

Purpol Marketing are bid writing and marketing strategy experts holding an impressive 95% win rate with £3.6bn opportunity secured to date. Denise engages with the UK government at No10, the Cabinet Office and the House of Lords to share knowledge on how SME businesses can win critical bids as well as marketing their brands to win business. She helps businesses define critical elements in their bidding approach. Denise speaks internationally to showcase how effective marketing principles are key to construction companies in order to deliver values led messaging to the benefit of all clients and measurers her success by how much her clients win.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at