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2023 Certificate of Excellence Badge

The Certificate of Excellence from Advisory Excellence is one of the most sought-after awards for firms offering professional services. It can help distinguish your firm from those of your rivals, increase your online authority, and increase the visibility of your brand on the internet.

Advisory Excellence 2023 Digital Badge

Advisory Excellence 2023 Digital Badge

Since 2013, we have awarded the Certificate of Excellence to recognise firms who provide professional services consistently well all over the world.

You receive a paper certificate and a digital badge as part of your membership to verify that you are a deserving recipient of the award.

Since the Certificate of Excellence is only good for one year, advisory firms must maintain a high level of service in order to be eligible for the award again the following year. Your profile page will no longer display the badge if you qualified last year but not this year.

Advisory Excellence Certificate of Excellence Criteria

Let’s discuss the standards. When deciding whether to give your firm the award, Advisory Excellence will consider how well it has performed over time. You must: in order to receive the Advisory Excellence Certificate of Excellence.

  • Maintain a 4 out of 5-star rating overall
  • Have a certain quantity of client testimonials on Google online reviews.
  • Have a minimum 12-month history on Advisory Excellence

The winners of the Advisory Excellence Certificate of Excellence are announced each year. This suggests that in order for your firm to qualify for the award, it had to be listed on Advisory Excellence for the full year. Entry into the membership cannot be purchased.

Additional Information

Advisory Excellence Readership Data:

  • Total network circulation 85000+
  • Average readers per article 700+
  • Monthly website visitors 25000+

Reader Organisations:

  • 32.9% Manufacturing, Engineering (including food and drink)
  • 10.8% Service Industry
  • 15.4% Property, Construction
  • 4.1% Transport, Distribution, Retail
  • 15.8% Professionals
  • 1.8% Hospitality
  • 5.9% Training, Education
  • 5% Marketing, Media, Publishing
  • 6.1% IT, Telecoms
  • 2.2% Public sector

GfK NOP Independent Readership Survey, data source.

Advisory Excellence is a multi-award-winning advice platform, as well as a news and press release distribution network.

Pinsent Masons Law Firm Realigns its Professional Services Offering

Professional services are occupations in the service sector requiring special training in the arts or sciences. Some professional services, such as architects, accountants, engineers, doctors, lawyers, and teachers, require the practitioner to hold professional degrees or licenses and possess specific skills.

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has brought together a range of skill set offerings to launch a professional services practice group as it further embeds its strategy to become a purpose-led professional services business with law at the core.

Pinsent Masons Vario, will become a practice group and sit alongside the firm’s traditional legal practice service lines, and will combine the firm’s flexible resourcing division, diversity and inclusion consultancy Brook Graham, technology and consulting group, legal project management and managed legal services capabilities in response to client demand for commercial expertise alongside legal capabilities.

Over the past three financial years, Pinsent Masons Vario has achieved average year-on-year growth in excess of 30% and has opened in four new jurisdictions. In addition to this, it has grown its global client base to 250 clients in the past year.

Pinsent Masons Overview

Pinsent Masons was born out of a merger between Birmingham firm Pinsent & Co and Leeds firm Simpson Curtis in 1995. A London presence came in 2001 via a merger with City boutique Biddle with the rescue of the Midlands part of collapsing firm Garretts a year later.

The final piece of the jigsaw came in 2004, when Pinsents merged with Masons – a firm with a stellar reputation in the fields of construction, engineering, projects, energy and tech, with offices in London, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The early years were not entirely carefree: there were problems integrating the two legacy Manchester offices, a stream of partner departures included insurance dispute practice head James Crabtree and Bristol commercial property group head Rosemary Pike, and staff satisfaction was not all it could be; however, partner profits rocketed an unheard-of 70 per cent, from £234,000 to £400,000, in 2005/06.