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Revealed: Winners of the 2013 Client Choice Awards

Published 14 March 2013 09:02, Updated 15 March 2013 14:20

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Tax advisory firm Greenwoods & Freehills has scooped the pool at the 2013 BRW Client Choice Awards, taking home a staggering six gongs.

The firm, which is a hybrid accounting and law firm, won awards including best tax services provider, best client relationship management and best value.

The awards, which are compiled in conjunction with leading professional services consulting group Beaton Research + Consulting, are given based on a survey of clients across the professions.

More than 40,000 respondents took part in this year’s survey.

The team from HLB Mann Judd took out the award for best accounting firm between $50 million and $500 million. Photo: Dominic Loneragan

Other big winners on the night included engineering firm BMT WBM, which took home the award for best professional services firm with revenue under $50 million and Douglas Partners, which took out the best firm with between $50 million and $200 million in revenue.

Heavyweight law firm Herbert Smith Freehills took out the award for best professional services firm with revenue over $200 million.

Broadcaster Adam Spencer hosted the 2013 Client Choice Awards in Sydney.Photo: Dominic Loneragan

The full list of winners:

OVERALL PROFESSION AWARDS
Best professional services firm Revenue: less than $50 million BMT WBM
Best professional services firm Revenue: $50 million to $200 million) Douglas Partners
Best professional services firm
Revenue: $200 million-plus
Herbert Smith Freehills
PROFESSION AWARDS
Best accounting firm
Revenue: less than $50 million
Kennerlys
Best accounting firm
Revenue: $50 million to $500 million
HLB Mann Judd
Best accounting firm
Revenue: $500 million-plus
PwC
Best consulting engineering firm
Revenue: less than $50 million
BMT WBM
Best consulting engineering firm
Revenue: $50 million to $200 million
Douglas Partners
Best consulting engineering firm
Revenue: $200 million-plus
Golder Associates
Best law firm
Revenue: less than $50 million
Coleman Greig
Best law firm
Revenue: $50 million to $200 million
Gilbert + Tobin
Best law firm
Revenue: $200 million-plus
Herbert Smith Freehills
Best management consulting firm Inventium
SECTOR AWARDS
Best provider to the construction & infrastructure sector Wood & Grieve
Best provider to the finance & insurance sector Hall & Wilcox
Best provider to the government & community sector Herbert Smith Freehills
Best provider to the power & utilities sector King & Wood Mallesons
Best provider to the primary industry sector Cardno
Best provider to the property sector Douglas Partners
Best provider to the manufacturing sector PwC
STATE AWARDS
Best ACT firm Nous Group
Best NSW firm Barker Ryan Stewart
Best Queensland firm Vincents Chartered Accountants
Best South Australian firm Sinclair Knight Merz
Best Victorian firm Herbert Smith Freehills
Best West Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons
SPECIALIST AWARDS
Best provider as rated by ASX top 100 Cardno
Best provider as rated by the C-suite King & Wood Mallesons
Best tax services provider Greenwoods & Freehills
ATTRIBUTE AWARDS
Best client relationship management Greenwoods & Freehills
Best client service Greenwoods & Freehills
Best value Greenwoods & Freehills
Market leader PwC
Most caring firm Vincents Chartered Accountants
Most friendly firm Greenwoods & Freehills
Most innovative firm Greenwoods & Freehills

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