Entrepreneur Denise O’Leary has celebrated World Book by returning to her Chippenham office from Las Vegas to the Uk with an international award for her first business guide, How to WIN Business Awards.
The book won her a silver award at the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in Las Vegas – the world’s top honours for customer service, contact centres, business development and sales professionals.
She also won a bronze Stevie for Business Development Achievement. Her success follows a double victory at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business held in New York in November, when she came home with two trophies.
More than 2,600 nominations from organisations in 48 nations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition.
Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 180 professionals worldwide on seven specialised judging committees.
“To be awarded as a winner by the most prestigious awards for business development and sales in the world is both humbling and amazing," said Denise.
"Being honoured amongst the biggest global organisations such as IBM and GoDaddy, with attendees from all corners of the earth, all celebrating achievement was incredible. Set against the backdrop of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in the biggest ballroom imaginable, the whole experience was just immense.
"To have my first book become an international award winner, and to become a global award-winning author is a truly astonishing feeling. The award speeches were broadcast around the world, and I was invited to the stage to say how much the awards meant to me.
"These hugely valued accolades acknowledge the effort and dedication it takes to be an author and a business development professional and to be in such wonderful company of the best in the world makes me feel elated.”
Stevie Awards executive chairman, Michael Gallagher said: "“Stevie Award winners from around the world should be very proud of their achievements. The judges were impressed with the vast range of nominations submitted for 2020 and have agreed that their accomplishments are worthy of public recognition.”