Meet the FEM 2021 EMEA EMMAs Winners!

Find out about all the winners and highly commended entries

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Corporate Awards

Best Employee Experience & Engagement

Winner: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate Center GmbH

“Boehringer Ingelheim’s project is a great example of segmentation and the use of co-creation for the new Global Mobility Framework is impressive and the clear linking of purpose and meaning in the framework is also a psychologically strong decision.”

 

Highly Commended: EY

 

Global Mobility Team of the Year

Winner: Mott MacDonald

“Mott MacDonald managed to accomplish in the past year - tech innovation, remote worker management, aligning the team with the business needs... they are still are innovating and creating to move forward to survive and thrive.”

 

Highly Commended: Wood

 

Outstanding Corporate Agility & Crisis Management

Winner: Tesco Stores Limited

“The Tesco team have demonstrated what a highly collaborative and strategic function can deliver to the business. Impressive results and outcomes achieved within the context of an unprecedented pandemic and some fun along the way – they should be extremely proud!”

 

Highly Commended: Comcast NBCUniversal

 

Service Provider Awards

Best Banking, Tax or Financial Services Provider of the Year

Winner: HSBC Expat

“HSBC continues to lead the way in many initiatives which support the expats and their families. The team has shown great service provision to the industry and especially in a challenging period.”

 

Highly Commended: Greenback Expat Tax Services

 

Corporate Housing Provider of the Year

Winner: Synergy Global Housing

“Synergy Global Housing’s reaction strategy to the pandemic has a long term vision focusing on flexibility, the health of its clients and employees and investment in technology and processes beyond housing’s regular needs.”

 

Highly Commended: SilverDoor Apartments

 

Destination Services Provider of the Year

Winner: Icon Relocation

“I love Icon Relocation’s focus on people not packages and that this ethos really shone through. I commend them for the personal touch and gathering research from clients and responding to this to develop solutions."

 

Highly Commended: R3LOCATION

 

 

Immigration Provider of the Year

Winner: Fragomen

“Fragomen worked closely with governments to keep on top of changing regulations and policies and this gave them a great insight for their clients and enabled them to constantly offer new information, snapshots and up to date guidance.”

 

Highly Commended: EY

 

International Health, Wellbeing or Security Management Provider of the Year

Winner: Healix

“A phenomenal response to COVID 19! Healix's Covid 19 response demonstrated agility, awareness and most importantly willingness and desire to help their clients.”

 

Highly Commended: International SOS

 

International Moving Company of the Year

Winner: BTR International

“BTR managed to adopt to the situation quickly by providing the highest level of 'emergency' support. Cost deep dive recognizes the increasing sensitivity to price changes and great internal compliance approach.”

 

Highly Commended: SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving

 

Outstanding Agility & Crisis Management as a Service Provider

Winner: International SOS

“Safety was a number one priority during the pandemic and so a high benchmark was set for International SOS. Nevertheless, the team delivered support to their clients as well as to their own employees - putting people first. A vendor that every GM team needs.”

 

Highly Commended: Crown World Mobility

Highly Commended:  CIBT Companies: Newland Chase and CIBT visas

 

Relocation Management Company of the Year

Winner: Heart Relocation

“Heart Relocation’s innovative approach of "not more than 30 assignees per consultant'; heavily contributes to the quality of service and personal touch. Impactful way of connecting assignments and wellness. I love that employees are recognised and cherished.”

 

Highly Commended: Santa Fe Relocation

 

Open to All Awards

Best Partnership Between a Corporate Organization and a Service Provider

Winner: Fragomen & Talent Beyond Boundaries

“Fragomen and Talent Beyond Boundaries’ partnership is to be commended for its commitment to address social inequalities and injustices at a systemic level. This is a high value, high impact initiative that introduces a more sustainable and just form of mobility.”

 

Highly Commended: NetExpat & DSFA (Diplomatic Service Families Association)

 

Best Partnership between Two Service Providers

Winner: Aires & R3LOCATION

“Family support is great and the collaboration between Aires & R3LOCATION seems to have melded extremely well. It is clear to see how this would benefit clients, both the company and the assignee and I found the Tech Solution particularly innovative.” 

 

 

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility - Assignee Management

Winner: Benivo

“Benivo has delivered on innovations, a positive impact on stakeholders and the wider business, and savings in time and money, and more.”

 

Highly Commended: Aires

 

Most Innovative Use of Technology in Global Mobility - Bespoke Solutions

Winner: Weichert Workforce Mobility

“Weichert’s product brings a number of complicated, critical business travel and immigration related data together. The output from this would streamline business travel management significantly.”

 

Highly Commended: Perchpeek

 

Thought Leadership – Best Survey or Research Study of the Year

Winner: EY

“EY has demonstrated high level, systemic impact with their research studies that will substantially impact the way Global Mobility is shaped within the UK at a systems level.  Great work!”

 

Highly Commended: Santa Fe Relocation

 

Individual Awards:

There was a tie in this category and the entries were so strong that it was decided to make two awards:

Global Mobility Rising Star of the Year

Winner: Klaudia Krawczyk – BlackRock

“With outstanding attention to detail, Klaudia Krawczyk demonstrates knowledge, judgement, empathy and problem solving, well beyond her years and it’s clear that she has quickly become a trusted partner that colleagues and clients can rely upon.”

Winner: Ben Jones, Business Development Manager - AGS 360 Solutions

“During this challenging time, Ben Jones has clearly demonstrated great agility, adjusting to new developments at a moment’s notice and importantly, he has also shown great empathy for his customers.”

Global Mobility Professional of the Year

Winner: Tim Wells, VP Technology Solutions, Equus Software

This is an extract from Tim's testimonial:

“Tim Wells is a driving force in pushing products to stay ahead of the market. He continually delivers innovative solutions to new clients and also makes a significant impact on the industry by serving as a mentor.”

 

The Outstanding Contribution to Global Mobility

Awarded by FEM to: Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner, Global Government Strategies and Compliance at Fragomen

“Julia Onslow-Cole is the embodiment of an outstanding Global Mobility professional in these challenging times.”

Read FEM's Global Director of Content & Events, Claire Tennant-Scull's speech in tribute to Julia here.

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