European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards ECCCSA’s 2017

Wow, what a scene, it truly was a spectacular sight as we entered the grand hall at the Battersea Evolution for the ECCCSA’s, European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards.

ECCCSA17 spectacular entry to the hall

Now in their 17th year, Ann-Marie Stagg and her team at the CCMA, Call Centre Management Association have excelled themselves with the development of these prestigious awards.

With over 1100 attendees this event is the largest across the customer service and contact centre industry.  Ann-Marie and her team of judges carried out over 1800 hours of face to face judging and have considered entries from 17 countries.

The evening started with a champagne reception set in an alpine wonderland, with ski chalets, gondolas and free runner, trampolining entertainers and dancers.

Moving in to the main hall, we were greeted by the ‘voice of the balls’, Alan Dedicoat as Ann-Marie Stagg opened proceedings.

Ann-Marie Stagg ECCCCSA17 European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards

Spectacular, moving performances of acrobatics, ballet and rollerblading were interlaced between our tasty three course menu before moving on to the main awards.

The event was hosted by television presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce, who was joined by special guest and five time Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave.

Fiona Bruce, Sir Steve Redgrave Michelle Ansell Ecccsa17 Presenting Best Quality Management Team

Douglas Jackson are extremely proud and honoured to sponsor this event, attending some of the judging site visits and our Managing Partner, Michelle Ansell was delighted to present the award for Best Quality Management Team.

Douglas Jackson Proud Sponsors of the ECCCSA17 European Customer Service and Contact Centre Awards

The charity partner for the event was JDRF, who are funding research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

So on to the awards and the GOLD winners were, full details of all winners can be found here:

Best Application of Technology World Remit

Best Innovation in Technology Tele2

Best Innovation in Business Transformation Genesys and DWP

Best Innovation in Customer Service Vestel

Most Effective Improvement Strategy YapiKredi

Most Effective Self-Service Initiative GoCardless

Best Risk/Fraud Management Initiative Lloyds Bank/Pindrop

Most Effective Learning and Development Programme AEGON

Best Customer Service Team of the Year (Small) East Sussex Highways

Best Customer Service Team of the Year (Large) Three(3)

Best Complaints Management Team Santander

Best Quality Management Team Barclays Premier and Offshore Quality Team

Best Operational Support Team OVO Energy

Best Multi/Omni-Channel Customer Experience Barclays Bank

Most Effective Customer Experience in Social Media Barclaycard

Best Voice of the Customer Initiative Co-op Customer and Membership Services

Best Collaboration of Marketing and Customer Service Merseyrail

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Sykes

Outsourcing Partnership of the Year John Lewis Partnership and Sitel

Employer of the Year – Great Place to Work (Small) Ops Talent

Employer of the Year – Great Park to Work (Large), Amsterdam

Best Multi-Lingual Contact Centre Teleperformance Greece

Outsourced Contact Centre of the Year Ventrica

Small Contact Centre of the Year Legal and General

Medium Contact Centre of the Year Firstsource, Middlesborough

Large Contact Centre of the Year BGL Group

Judges Special Award went to Presented to Pusula Call Center for their work with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Many congratulations to all the winners!



About Douglas Jackson Executive Search and Recruitment Consultants

Douglas Jackson are an Executive Search and Independent Recruitment Consultancy offering professional executive recruitment and managerial appointments on a permanent and fixed term contract basis. We work with customer and experience focussed organisations, who want to develop, or, improve their operation, sales, strategy, service, experience, or success. We recruit for Chief Customer Officer, Director, Head of Department, Manager and skilled strategists for; Customer Service, Customer Experience, Customer Contact, Resource Planning, Operations, Strategy, Insight, Analytics, Sales, Success, CRM, Data, Programmes, Transformation, Continuous Improvement, and Contact Centre. We work in partnership with our customers across the UK and internationally, many of whom are FTSE 100, blue-chip brands but also challenger, fintech and start-up organisations, to design, develop, deliver and manage your Customer strategy. Revolutionise your Recruitment and Retention of New Hires. Douglas Jackson Search takes the guesswork out of your hiring. Sourcing Exceptional Talent….Define your Customer Strategy. Lead your Operations. Design your Customer Experience. Direct your Digital and Customer Contact. Transform your functions. Develop your Customer Insight. Manage your Data/CRM, Deliver your Sales and Customer Success. Differentiate your business and brand.
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