Recent US Recognition & Awards

Benchmark International continues to rake in awards in 2016. Benchmark International gained recognition in Tampa with the Best of Tampa Award for Business Services and won the 2016 Corporate LiveWire M&A Award Corporate Exit Strategy of the Year for the Fingerprint document while Kendall Stafford, a Managing Director for Benchmark International, won the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award. The company continues to strive for excellence within the industry and 2016 should be no exception.

The Tampa Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Tampa area. Benchmark International has been selected for the Best of Tampa Business Services Award in 2016. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages. Each year, the Tampa Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customer and our community. Today, small businesses and entrepreneurs are facing the challenges of an increasingly competitive local economy. While many businesses have taken on various initiatives to continue to grow, a select few have been able to benefit from the strategic value of business awards.

Corporate LiveWire Mergers & Acquisitions Awards Guide celebrates the achievements of dealmakers, management teams, financiers and professional advisors who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated excellence in their deal making. Corporate LiveWire invited over 500,000 professionals working in the M&A industry along with its corporate subscriber base to nominate firms, teams and individuals based on their achievements and strengths. Additionally Corporate LiveWire’s extensive research team have put forward a selection of companies who have excelled within their sector. An in-depth analysis of the elite group of companies determines those who will be honored and acknowledged for their impressive performance over the past 12 months. Benchmark International was lucky enough to be one of the few winners in 2016 for its achievements and growth. The company won Corporate LiveWire’s Corporate Exit Strategy of the Year award for its unique Fingerprint exit strategy. The Fingerprint is a market-leading exit strategy solution, designed and developed by Benchmark International for Entrepreneurs. The Fingerprint offers clients an entirely tailored experience and creative plan that works best for them.

One of Benchmark International’s own, Kendall Stafford, was recognized by the M&A Advisor as an Emerging Leader. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created a recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development among the emerging leaders of our industry. The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. Mrs. Stafford has been selected as a winner of the 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards.

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