Global firm of the year: Deloitte

The accolade for Global Firm of the Year has always been one of the most
prestigious. Setting yourself apart from the competition at this end of the
market is no mean feat at the best of times, but the challenging conditions
caused by the global recession have certainly sorted the wheat from the chaff.

The breadth of the submission from this year’s winner Deloitte ­ combined
with a very strong commitment to client satisfaction and business innovation and
all supported by compelling testimonials ­ shone through to make it stand above
stiff competition.

Despite tough economic conditions and a shrinking market, Deloitte’s overall
net revenues of £1.7bn equalled last year’s record performance.

Tax achieved a market-leading performance despite the slowdown in
transactions across the corporate, private equity and real estate areas, driven
by revenues from tax services provided to FTSE 100 clients, international
expatriate services and indirect tax services.

Significant client wins across a host of industry sectors and service lines
aptly illustrated that Deloitte is certainly no one-trick pony.

But perhaps its most high-profile commercial successes came out of the firm’s
reorganisation services team who last year won a number of high profile
administrations including Woolworths, Land of Leather, Waterford Wedgwood and

Deloitte’s talent strategy ­ to make the organisation an even better place to
work ­ is certainly paying dividends. Its commitment to staff development is far
more than lip service; from mentoring a Well Now health and wellbeing programme
to exceptional support for working parents.


Judges were particularly impressed with the overall breadth of Deloitte’s
submission. As one judge said: “Deloitte won it by a mile in terms of the
presentation, colour and the way they develop staff – quite simply it was a very
strong entry against all the criteria.”

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