Immigration Team of the Year winner

Re:locate’s 2014/15 Immigration Team of the Year award has been won by a London-based immigration consultancy, Dearson Winyard International.

Dearson Winyard International and Smith Stone Walters at Relocate Awards
Company representative, Darren Faife and members of the team collected the trophy from sponsor, James Walters, at the annual Re:locate Awards gala dinner, held at the prestigious Institute of Directors, in London's Pall Mall, on 14 May.Immigration is high on the global mobility agenda. Employers are increasingly aware of the challenges they face in dealing with immigration and visa issues, and of the risks involved if they fail to comply with regulations.Above all, they need trustworthy advice, to ease the burden of immigration in a cost-effective way.Now in its second year, the Immigration Team of the Year award, which recognises providers of specialist immigration support to companies that are relocating employees and their families, was sponsored by last year's winner, Smith Stone Walters.This category attracted a large number of entries, the overall standard of which was, said the judges, very high.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 service providers, and in-house corporate immigration departments, were eligible to enter.The judges congratulated winner Dearson Winyard International on "a clear, strong entry, based on 20 years of service, multiple accreditations, client engagement, and a core business philosophy of 'utmost good faith'," with particularly good client feedback and powerful evidence of innovation.Summing up, one judge said, "In short, compelling evidence of a leading UK immigration firm which has produced a strong entry across all judging criteria."Darren Faife, of Dearson Winyard International, said,  "We are delighted and humbled to receive this award. We are a progressive company, passionate about the business and our staff genuinely care about the people they help move. From a global mobility destination service provider perspective, it shows that immigration is an integral part of the process."Other shortlisted companies were Formula Corporate Solutions India, Intermark Relocation, KEY Relocations, Pro-Link GLOBAL, and Sterling Relocation.Click here for a complete list of our 2014/15 award winners, or read more about our eighth annual global corporate relocation Gala Awards Dinner.Don't miss the Summer 2015 issue of Re:locate magazine (out June), with special Re:locate Awards supplement.

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