SSON's Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards is a globally recognized, annual industry awards ceremony, which honors and celebrates SSC and service delivery teams who have exceeded industry standards in their SS&O initiatives.

Important Deadlines

12th January Application open – send submissions to awards@ssonetwork.com

10th March 2017 Application deadline

14th April 2017 Awards Shortlist Announced

16th May Awards Ceremony at 17th Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

Meet the Judges

Irina Chernousenko
Former Director Shared Services Transformation

Paul Bryanhill
Paul Bryanhill
Lloyds Register

Chris Gunning
Global Finance Shared Service Operations Lead

Ehsan Shammasi
Head of HR Shared Services
AI Tayer

George Connel
VP Strategy Finance Operations

Ian Herbert
Deputy Director, Center for Global Sourcing & Services
Loughborough University

Mike Stops
Group Director Service Centres
NSG Pilkington

Paul Theaker
Executive General Manager, Global Finance Shared Services

2016 Award Winners


Excellence in Culture Creation Mature
Runner up - Microsoft
Winner - Diageo
Start up
Runner up - Royal Mail
Winner - Deloitte


Excellence in People & Communication
Runner up - Johnson & Jphnson
Winner - Avon


Excellence in Process Improvement & Innovation
Runner up - Sonae
Winner - Lexmark


Excellence in Transformation
Runner up - EMC
Winner - DFPNI


Best Shared Services Team
Runner up - EMSS
Winner - Thermo Fisher

Terms & Conditions / Further Information


Applying for an Excellence Award is free of charge


Applying for an Excellence Award is free of charge


You will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at Shared Services & Outsourcing Week in the relevant region/country. If you would like to attend the entire conference, please book a place in advance.


In the event your organization becomes a finalist or a winner of an Award, you consent to your company's name being used in promotion for the awards program, either by IQPC directly, or by a third party member of the media covering the awards program and/or awards ceremony.


By submitting your application you hereby accept that you have reviewed the rules and regulations for entries, and agree that all information contained within each entry is 100% accurate.


Only one entry per company per category will be accepted but you may enter all five categories if you wish! Entries will be accepted from end-user companies only. BPOs/consultants/vendors should encourage their clients to enter directly and coach them through the entry process.

Claire Sayers, Awards Coordinator
European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week | SSON Excellence Awards Claire.sayers@iqpc.co.uk | +44 (0)207 368 9325

If you would like to register for Shared Services & Outsourcing Week or just learn more about the event: Visit www.ssoweek.com or email events@ssonetwork.com. You can also call one of the team members at +44 (0)207 368 9809.