Relocate Awards 2016/2017

Winner of the 2017 Relocate award for Immigration Team of the Year

Smith Stone Walters

The Immigration Team of the Year award recognises providers of specialist immigration support to companies that are relocating employees and their families.

A range of organisations, including specialist immigration firms, solicitors, relocation management teams with an immigration section, HR teams working with external suppliers, relocation management companies, destination services providers, and in-house corporate immigration departments, were eligible to enter.

Relocate Awards 2017 Winner Smith Stone Walters
Gordon Kerr, of Morton Fraser, presents the award to Rosie Favell and James Walters, of Smith Stone Walters

Smith Stone Walters (SSW), the judges said, had demonstrated innovation and preparedness, with a very strong focus on clients’ needs. An emphasis on continual improvement and investment in internal resources had resulted in staff dedication that had really paid off.

The judges added, “SSW is also an excellent example of a learning organisation. Keen to disseminate and transfer knowledge, both inside and outside the firm, it clearly highlights a valuable contribution to clients and the immigration services sector as a whole.

“Gearing up for Brexit, this winning firm has placed emphasis on reducing the stress that potential international mobility is likely to cause to employees and their families – a highly successful service that has been very much appreciated by those involved with it."

“We are delighted to be named Immigration Team of the Year for the second time, and thank the team at Relocate Global for hosting such a wonderful Gala Awards Dinner at London’s fantastic Science Museum.

“Winning this award recognises the incredible effort made by the whole SSW team to ensure that the highest levels of client service are consistently achieved at a time when immigration is taking centre stage on the political agenda.”

James Walters, Director, Smith Stone Walters


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The Summer 2017 issue of Relocate magazine will feature a detailed awards supplement.