Indian team wins EY's 'better begins with you' award

25 January 2018 3 min. read
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The business transformation team from the Mumbai and Delhi member firms of global professional services provider EY have been presented the award for driving exceptional client service in the 2017 edition of the ‘better begins with you’ awards. The award is in recognition of their work with a leading home-appliance company in India. 

In order to encourage and promote a high standard of service within its internal operations, Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY holds the “better begins with you” awards program annually.  Winners of the award are selected by their peers, based on their ability to find inspirational and effective ways of providing solutions and upholding the company’s ethos: “building a better world.”

The awards are divided into four categories, which include; driving exceptional client service; creating exceptional EY experiences; strengthening communities, and; pursuing innovation. Winners of the award are endowed with a sum ranging from $250,000 to $1 million, which they may use to fund a project in the field for which they have received the award.

This year, the award ceremony took place in Amsterdam, where over 50 finalists and leaders gathered for a day of festivities. Within the categories, the award for driving exceptional client service for 2017 went to the business and transformation teams of the Delhi and Mumbai EY member-firms. 

Specifically, the teams assisted the 70-year-old home appliance brand Usha with a modernisation effort, with the objective of improving both efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Operationally, the transformation program focused on the distribution systems for delivery to retailers as well as customers.Indian team wins EY's 'better begins with you' awardThe Indian member firm of EY has been particularly active with major projects in recent times, having recently won the contract to assist with the big-money divestment of Air-India. Earlier last year, the firm was also among those selected from the consulting industry to assist the NITI Aayog with key, time-bound projects.

Philippa bridger of the Cape Town member firm won the award for ‘srengthening communities’ for her outstanding work for women’s education in South Africa through EY’s NextGen program. The award for ‘pursuing innovation’ went to China’s tax automation team, which customised a robotic process automation (RPA) solution for a major client.

Lastly, the EY Presents team from the US won the award for ‘creating exceptional EY experiences’ for their efforts in training EY staff around the world in the art of public speaking.

Commenting on the awards, the Global Vice Chair for talent at EY, Nancy Altobello said, “Our people are at the heart of our organisation. They regularly find new and creative ways to solve complex problems and deliver the best possible results for our clients, communities and our business. The Better begins with you program not only celebrates those individuals and teams for their exceptional achievements, but it also inspires and motivates our 250,000 people about the greater impact their work has on the world around them.”

Meanwhile, EY Global’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Weinberger said;“The winners are great examples of EY people and teams who have demonstrated commitment to building a better working world in unique and impactful ways every day. I'm incredibly proud of this year's global winners and I'm excited to see how the US$1m investment will allow each of these teams to grow their initiatives so they can continue making a lasting impact on the people and broader communities they serve.”