Smith and Nephew and Edwards scoop prestigious GEO Awards

24 June 2013

Smith & Nephew and Edwards Group both won at the GEO’s 14th Annual International Conference.

Congratulations to Smith & Nephew and Edwards Group both of whom won awards at the Global Equity Organisation’s (GEO’s) 14th Annual International Conference, held in Munich 12-14th June.

Nominated and entered by Equiniti they were both announced as winners in the Best Plan Effectiveness section.  Regarded as the most strategic award category, entries must demonstrate exceptional measurable results in order to win. Both winners launched international plans whilst overcoming hugely complex logistical, language and legal barriers with strategies based on solid and clear objectives that included: encouraging share ownership, effective employee engagement, acquiring and retaining new talent and strengthening corporate identity.

The award submissions were a collaboration between the client; Equiniti’s marketing department and Service Delivery Managers at Equiniti. Phil Ainsley, Managing Director of Employee Benefit Solutions at Equiniti said, ‘It is a fantastic achievement for the clients and those supporting them to win these awards. The teams have worked incredibly hard to ensure the plans launched seamlessly. Managing a launch in up to 27 countries is a complex task,  so achieving take up rates way beyond expectations and industry averages is a real credit to the hard work and diligence put in by everyone involved.’

Further congratulations go to GlaxoSmithKline, also an Equiniti client, for winning awards in two categories, Best Plan Communication and Best Financial Education.

Editors Note:

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people’s lives.  They have leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine/Surgery and Trauma Repair Products.

Edwards is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a leading provider of related value added services for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LED’s and solar cells and a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, scientific, scientific, process, glass coating and food packaging industries as well as a wide range of R&D applications.

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