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Banner Managed Communication recognised in IAOP® ‘Global Outsourcing 100’ lists 2012

Press Release   •   Jul 18, 2012 11:02 BST

Business communication specialist Banner Managed Communication (BMC) has been listed in three specialist categories as part of the prestigious 2012 Global Outsourcing 100® which was released on the 9th of July 2012.

This annual ranking of the world’s best outsourcing service providers and advisors, is compiled by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) - the global, standard setting organisation and advocate for the outsourcing profession.

BMC is included on three separate specialist sub-lists: the Industry-focused list of ‘Best 20 Leaders in Financial services for insurance’; the service-specific category for ‘Best 10 Leaders in Document Management’; and the service-specific ‘Best 10 Leaders in Marketing Services’.

Catherine Burke, Managing Director of BMC commented:

“We are honoured to have made it onto three separate specialist Global Outsourcing 100 lists and feel that our achievement in being recognized by the IAOP for the first time reflects the hard work that the whole BMC team has put in over the past 12 months.

Companies were scored from a collection of public, staff and client accomplishments, and I feel extremely proud that what we are doing has been recognised in this way by key stakeholders.”

This year’s list encompasses both the leaders and the rising stars from the business outsourcing industry and the entrants are all independently judged by an evaluation team consisting of respected academics and large business names from organisations such as Thomson Reuters and Vodafone.

IAOP Managing Director of Thought Leadership, Jag Dalal, COP said:

“We have seen tremendous growth, maturity and expansion of services among outsourcing service providers as we publish this 7th annual list of "best of the best" globally.”

“Judges were impressed with the depth of provider and advisor relationships with their clients as shown through the references provided. Clearly, their clients appreciate the value they receive from their engagements. Intense competitiveness of the outsourcing world is also evident and shows continuing maturity and growth of the industry.”

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Notes for Editors:

Banner Managed Communication (BMC) specialises in the provision of business communication services.  They provide an end-to-end service - from creative design to fulfilment and response handling - enabling customers to outsource any or all of these services to a trusted provider.  BMC is part of the office2office group plc.

office2office group plc  provides managed procurement and business critical services to customers in the public, corporate and mid-market sectors.

About IAOP  -  The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses.

The Global Outsourcing 100 ® - The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today’s leaders, but tomorrow’s rising stars.

The Global Outsourcing 100 for service providers is composed of both today’s known leaders and tomorrow’s rising stars. The judging category of Leader or Rising Star is based on size criteria, which is a combination of yearly revenue and employee numbers set by the judging panel. The groups are judged separately. The final ranked list is composed of the top 75 Leaders and top 25 Rising Stars. The evaluation criteria is weighted to ensure that small to mid-size companies have as much of a chance to be selected as a large, recognized name. Consultants and advisors applying to the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors list are judged together as a single list.

The application process for both The Global Outsourcing 100 and the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors mirrors the customers’ request for proposal (RFP) process in many ways. The application is composed of three required parts: Company Information, Company Profile and Evaluation Criteria. The first asks for basic contact and company information. The second allows companies to select their top services provided, industries served and regions where they provide services. These answers are used to qualify them for sublists. The third part includes numerous questions broken into four sections — Size and Growth, Customer Satisfaction, Depth of Competence and Management Capabilities 

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