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IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Denise O’Leary of Purpol Marketing was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award for her Book ‘WINNER – How to WIN Business Awards’ in the Customer Service or Sales Book of the Year category.

She was also a Bronze Stevie® Award for Business Development Achievement of the Year in the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honours for customer service, contact centres, business development and sales professionals. The Stevie Awards organises eight of the world’s leading business awards programs, also including the prestigious Women in Business Awards®  and International Business Awards®. 

The awards were presented to honourees during a gala banquet on Friday, February 28 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.  More than 600 executives from the U.S.A. and several other nations attended.  

More than 2,600 nominations from organisations in 48 nations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition. Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 180 professionals worldwide on seven specialized judging committees. Entries were considered in more than 90 categories for customer service and contact centre achievements, including Contact Centre of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; more than 60 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognise new products and services and solution providers.

Denise O’Leary of Purpol Marketing has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie® Award in the Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Business Services –10 or Less Employees category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Most Innovative Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Denise commented: “To be awarded as a winner by the most prestigious awards for business development and sales in the world is both humbling and amazing. Being honoured amongst the biggest global organisations such as IBM and GoDaddy, with attendees from all corners of the earth, all celebrating achievement was incredible. Set against the backdrop of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in the biggest ballroom imaginable, the whole experience was just immense! 

"To have my first book become a international award winner, and to become a global award winning author is a truly astonishing feeling. The award speeches were broadcast around the world, and I was invited to the stage to say how much the awards meant to me. These hugely valued accolades acknowledge the effort and dedication it takes to be an author and a business development professional, and to be in such wonderful company of the best in the world makes me feel elated.”

The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners last week during a spectacular dinner event. The event was broadcast worldwide via Livestream. 

“Stevie Award winners from around the world should be very proud of their achievements.  The judges were impressed with the vast range of nominations submitted for 2020 and have agreed that their accomplishments are worthy of public recognition,” said Stevie Awards executive chairman, Michael Gallagher.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at

Denise O’Leary is a multi-international award winner, founder of Purpol Marketing and author of WINNER – How to WIN Business Awards, available on Amazon, bookstores and on

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