Posted on August 15, 2023 by Categories: Uncategorized


Winners to Be Celebrated During Event in Rome on 13 October

United Kingdom, 14th August 2023 – Purpol Marketing and Founder Denise O’Leary MBE were named the winner of  a Gold and 4 x Silver Stevie® Awards in the Company of the Year and Thought Leadership categories in The 20th Annual International Business Awards® today.

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 2023 IBAs received entries from organizations in 61 nations and territories.

Winners will be celebrated during a gala banquet at the Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in Rome, Italy on Friday, 13 October.

More than 3,700 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 new categories to recognize organizations’ and individuals’ achievements in sustainability initiatives.

Purpol won the prestigious Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Diversified Services – Small category and additionally won 3 x Silver Stevie® Awards in the Company of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – Small and Company of the Year – Business or Professional Services – Small classifications.

Founder Denise O’Leary MBE won a Silver Stevie® Award in the Thought Leader of The Year – Government or Non-Profit recognizing the work she has done winning £330k Grants for charities in recent years.

From Purpol’s Gold Stevie® Award winning entry, the panel of international judges commented: “The company has diversified their business and invested in new markets. This expansion has led to substantial growth and gains. Impressive! This is a very compelling and insightful entry that is solving for a niche use case in the market. I am impressed by this nomination and the excellent supporting documentation and credentials they possess to back up your entry. Purpol Marketing has established strong roots and relationships in the UK market and seems to enjoy a distinct advantage in the market. Their impressive win rate, close engagement with the UK government, and established reputation in the industry is very inspirational.”

On the Thought Leadership entry, the judges commented “Denise O’Leary MBE is a great thought leader and role model to others and has demonstrated exceptional thought leadership through impactful initiatives. Purpol’s grant writing assistance for charities, provided on a no-win-no-fee basis, has secured over £330k in grants, enabling them to continue their valuable community work. Through successful crowdfunding campaigns, she had enabled several projects to be implemented including projects that combat loneliness, support the elderly, and promote mental and emotional well-being. Denise’s thought leadership and grant writing expertise have been instrumental in these achievements. The impact she has made in the lives of thousands of individuals, particularly during the pandemic, is significant and unique.”

Denise O’Leary MBE founder of Purpol Marketing will attend the awards banquet in Rome on 13th October. She said: “The International Business Awards are one of the most respected truly international accolades. To be awarded as a 5 x Stevie® Award winner by these most prestigious awards is an incredible feeling both humbling and incredible. To have the opportunity to showcase the work we have done to support young people and charities through the pandemic is important, so we encourage all businesses to deliver community benefitting initiatives. I am super excited and look forward to celebrate with world leading businesses in Rome in mid October.

We are also delighted to be put forward for the vote for the People’s Choice award for worlds favourite companies within 3 business categories: Company of the Year – Diversified Services; Company of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations and Company of the Year – Business or Professional Services – please vote for us in all of these categories at https://peopleschoice.stevieawards.com/ until 15/9/23 when voting closes. We thank all our clients and friends for their amazing, continued support.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 230 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process in June and July.

“Nominations to the IBAs get better every year, and this year’s class of Stevie winners is the most impressive yet,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Miller.  “The winners have demonstrated that their organizations have set and achieved lofty goals.  We congratulate them on their recognized achievements, and look forward to celebrating them on stage in Rome on 13 October.”

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About Denise O’Leary MBE and Purpol Marketing

Denise O’Leary MBE is the founder of Purpol Marketing who are bid writing and marketing strategy experts holding an impressive 90+% win rate with £3.8bn opportunity secured to date. Her book WINNER has been an Amazon No1 bestseller.

Denise measures her success on how much her clients win and is sharing knowledge as an author, mentor and speaker. Purpol coach on how to win awards, grants and bids.

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 www.StevieAwards.com.