PrimeGlobal win a record-breaking three IAB Awards

Our international accounting association, PrimeGlobal won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year, the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year, and the Communications Campaign of the Year at this year’s International Accounting Bulletin (IAB) Digital Accountancy Awards.

These awards recognise not only the hard work of PrimeGlobal and its members, but also the association’s dedication to improving the future of the accounting and advisory profession. 

2021 has seen the launch of PrimeGlobal’s Strategy 2025 alongside a continued forward thinking approach that has focused on two initiatives around sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Stephen Heathcote, CEO of PrimeGlobal, comments:

“It is unprecedented, in one year, to win three highly sought after international awards which recognize our members for leadership in reducing the impact of climate change, creating diverse/inclusive opportunities and shaping our strategic vision. I am so proud of our members who stand ready to ensure their clients are fit for the future.”

Communications Campaign of the Year

PrimeGlobal launched its Strategy 2025 – Building Our Future Together in June 2021. The Strategy was developed through the biggest communications campaign and stakeholder consultation process they have ever conducted with member firms and a range of external stakeholders. 

As a result of this campaign, a clear ambition of PrimeGlobal was identified – to ensure that member firms, and professionals within them, communicate, connect and collaborate so that they thrive, by attracting and retaining their target clients, and delivering the quality advice and services their clients need. The campaign has helped to secure a vibrant future for member firms and the profession.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year

PrimeGlobal firmly believes that having a strong record of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is critical to attract and retain top talent. This award reinforces the association’s commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and best practices throughout PrimeGlobal and its member firms. 

In 2021, PrimeGlobal launched their ‘Talent-Diversity Equity and Inclusion’ (DEI) initiative, which was identified based on feedback received from member firms and anticipating need. A committee of PrimeGlobal staff and member firm volunteers was established with the goal being to infuse DEI conversations and initiatives into the fabric of the PrimeGlobal’s and ember firms’ strategies. They successfully launched a series of events, initiatives and resources to support our work in this area.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year

This is the second year in a row that PrimeGlobal has been awarded Sustainability Initiative of the Year, emphasising their passion for promoting Environmental Social Responsibility (ESR). They continue to achieve this by supporting local environments, promoting diversity, and assisting communities through staff, member firms, and wider stakeholders. 

PrimeGlobal launched their Environmental and Social Responsibility (ESR) initiative in January 2021. This initiative encourages firms to think about net zero carbon solutions and new business opportunities presented by embracing sustainability. The ESR Initiatives consists of a dedicated web-based hub of resources, thought leadership, member initiatives and a series of events focused on knowledge sharing and best practices.

PrimeGlobal recognise the importance of building a more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive future and have integrated ESR Initiatives into their Strategy 2025 plan.

Congratulations to PrimeGlobal for their impressive award wins! Carpenter Box are proud to be a part of an international community of dynamic, forward-looking and trusted business advisory and accounting firms. We have exciting plans in the pipeline to collaborate with other PrimeGlobal member firms which will enable us to continue delivering high-quality advice and service to our clients.