Thought Bubble and its Managing Director have been named the winner of the 2016 Gold Stevie® Award in the Company of the Year – Business Services – 10 or Less Employees category and Silver Stevie® Awards in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services (10 or Less Employees) and Asia, Australia or New Zealand categories.
Accepting the award on the firm’s behalf at a gala event in New York was 13-year old Sophia McKenzie who is the daughter of Thought Bubble’s founder and Managing Director, Nyree McKenzie. Sophia was accompanied by her Grandmother, Kate Simshauser.
In her acceptance speech Sophia acknowledged the important work undertaken by the team over the last year.
“This year, working to secure contracts that address complex social issues such as child safety and domestic and family violence were of high priority for the Thought Bubble team. It’s been their honour to play a part in supporting system change in Australia – for organisations, the people they employ and for the many people whose lives they will change for the better,” she said.
Nyree hoped that her daughter would be inspired by the awards ceremony, which was livestreamed worldwide and attended by more than 500 people.
“I wanted her to see first-hand that these women aren’t waiting for others to decide their futures – they’re creating it on their own,” Nyree said.
Judges commented that Thought Bubble’s performance over the 2015/16 period showed “excellence in service provision, partnerships and growth” and the team’s achievements were “deserving of the highest rating. Superb, motivating, and uplifting”. The team was praised for the scope of work they delivered for clients in a difficult field, with another judge noting that they were “looking forward to seeing how this continues to grow”.
More than 1,400 nominations from 31 nations were considered in a two-stage judging process involving more than 160 professionals worldwide.
This is Thought Bubble’s second success for 2016 with the firm and its Managing Director being honoured with two Gold Stevie® Awards at the 2016 Sales and Customer Service Awards (business development categories) in March. Hand-cast by the same company that makes the Oscars, the Gold Stevie® stands 16 inches tall and is finished in 24-carat gold.
About Thought Bubble
Thought Bubble is the ‘go to’ strategic business communications firm that organisations turn to in order to win high value tenders for major civil and civic projects and programs. Established in 2003 the company has secured of billions of dollars in long-term supply contracts for its clients plus positioned companies in ‘top’ rankings as a precursor for market expansion or alliance activities.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognise outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.