Award for Company that Transforms Businesses Approach to Technology

During the last quarter of a century that has been my working career, the world of work has changed beyond all recognition. This may be difficult for our younger readers to imagine but when I started my working life on a small regional newspaper in the Midlands the internet simply didn’t exist or certainly wasn’t something used by the general public. For us in our office the height of modern technology was a fax machine which at the time we were very proud of. Fast forward twenty five years and what a different world we live in.

One example I can give based on my own working experience in the publishing world is the fact that the print media is now dying a slow death. In years gone by in would have been impossible to imagine institutions of the UK publishing industry like Auto Trader and The Yellow Pages no longer printing but they are all no longer available in print format and now only available in digital form. I suppose what I’m trying to say is that in the modern digital age if you run a business you need to adapt and embrace modern technology or face falling behind your competitors and in the long term quite simply you cannot survive.

Everything from the way we shop to the way we communicate with each other has changed and the pace of that change has been dramatic. Whilst it’s impossible to predict the future, one thing we can be relatively sure of is that technology is going to continue to change our lives in the future. As a business owner what do you do and how do you prepare your organisation to take full advantage of the opportunities new technology will bring. Savvy business owners recruit the help of experts and when it comes to preparing you and the workforce for future opportunities in the digital age then multi award winning Performance Works are the go to people to help your business not only survive but actually thrive.

Performance Works International is an organisation whose focus is to get organisations, leaders and managers ready for the future now. They do this by building new professional and personal skills, delivered through consulting, training and other developmental interventions, growing individuals and positively impacting performance. In this age of disruption and constant change leaders need to navigate the future to remain competitive. They need to be innovative and reshape their business and organisational culture in an increasingly digitised world. Providing leaders with the right tools and guidance to achieve success within their respective industry is all important and this is where Performance Works are the industry leaders.

Founder and CEO Jeremy Blain reflecting on the success of Performance Works says, “Here at Performance Works International we are building on digital transformation and reinforcing the need for whole business model transformation. By helping leaders and managers to fully understand each component, operationally we offer something that has not been done effectively until now. We do this through intensive research, action oriented tools and consulting, including brand new models to guide organisations as they steer their businesses through the choppy waters of transformation. As a result our clients value Performance Works for its customer centricity, its strategic knowledge leadership and its operational know how in terms of rapid implementation, execution of initiatives and the deployment of global experts where they are needed the most to drive results.”

We first came across Performance Works when we read about them picking up an Award for Digital Transformation Consulting in Acquisition International’s prestigious Global Excellence Awards. Having looked into Performance Works it’s hard not to be impressed by their refreshing approach and the real difference they have made to so many organisations, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the competitive world of modern business. It is with this in mind that South East Star have awarded Performance works with one of our 2019 Awards of Excellence. The award is well deserved recognition for the groundbreaking work they are doing preparing businesses to deal with the challenges they face in the digital age.

In terms of future outlook they remain as committed as ever to helping evolve how businesses and business leaders operate. They have several speaking engagements and webinars around the world in the pipeline, supporting this and 2 hour- 2 day leadership team sessions to introduce the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ as a catalyst to fast track the process. For more information on Performance Works International or any of the services that they provide please visit or telephone 07483 272471.

Press Release: Performance Works International and CEO, Jeremy Blain, win 2 major awards by ACQ5 Global Awards 2019

London, UK, July, 2019 – ACQ5 announces the winners of the 2019 ACQ5 Global Awards.


As voted for by cross-industry professionals, experts, partners and peers



Announcement from ACQ5 Global awards

The ACQ5 Global Awards, launched in 2005. The main purposes of the award is to focus on organisations and individuals that can demonstrate an ability to deliver services and skills to meet clients’ needs and adapt to market and regulatory conditions and to consider candidates that may not always be global in scale, but are truly world class in the way they are run and in the services they deliver to clients.

When Voting closed on the 14th of March 2019, the total number of nominations received stood at an amazing 97,416.

ACQ5 Global Awards decisions are firmly based on peer nominations following the receipt of detailed submissions from market participants and extensive year-round research into the markets in all global region. ACQ5 Global Awards cover global categories, best-in-class awards in all regions in over 100 countries around the world.

Says Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5.

“The 2019 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best of breed in all industry sectors and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists. We are lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in the world and are proud to share their message with our readers. Only nominees receiving an average 4-star rating or above achieved a short-list status
…Relying on reader insight and experience to provide nominations to the panel remains the cornerstone of our program and to identify industry leaders, individuals, teams and organisations that represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in the business world. Operating a legitimately independent nomination process, our award winners are chosen by our readership


Jeremy Blain and Performance Works International both received 5-star ratings across all voting categories and receives two international awards

Jeremy Blain – 5-star rated International GameChanger™ of the year 2019 for his innovative and ground-breaking services to the Consulting, Learning and Development Industry

Performance Works International – 5-star rated International company of the year 2019 (Leadership and Management Training) for its forward-thinking solutions, services and customer experience delivery


Jeremy Blain, CEO of Performance Works International responds:

“I am delighted to receive the International GameChanger™ of the year award for 2019 from ACQ5. Even more that this award is voted for by my customers, industry leaders, peers and experts.
This award represents the pinnacle of my journey as business professional, leader, expert and innovator within the transformational consulting, learning and development spheres. Industry 4.0 is forcing all organisations across all industry sectors to think and do differently. I have been committed to provide these organisations with insight, challenge and the NEW knowledge, skills and behaviours they need at all levels, starting with the Leadership Teams, for wining performance today and tomorrow…’

‘…I would like to thank ACQ5, my customers, peers and all those who voted for me to receive this prestigious honour. It has made me more determined to do more, challenge more and continue to support organisations everywhere with the new thinking and ways of working they need to compete and win as we hit the 2020s and beyond…’

Jeremy continues…

“…Furthermore, for my company, Performance Works International to win the International Company of the year for Management Training globally is a real honour. We have strived to provide leadership and management training / coaching that is different, challenging, practical and relevant to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Preparing leaders and managers to be ready for the future, now, is at the heart of our ground-breaking approach to training, learning solutioneering and the executive coaching we provide…’

‘…At Performance Works International we are not afraid to challenge leaders and managers at all levels with the reality of the shift required to compete into the 2020s and beyond. For some it is a question of survival; for others an opportunity to take the bull by the horns and develop a new winning mindset for themselves and their organisation…”

Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5 continues

“Every year, we seek their assistance of our readers, the industry itself, in recognising industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished businesses, which we believe represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in a variety of fields – and every year, we turn to them to help as we strive to recognise an ever-widening spectrum of services, markets, industries and organisations that serve our global market place. We believe that by consulting our readers we can better identify the groups that are confronting the issues which face us at this ongoing complex juncture, and our awards will rise above the status of participation certificate and actually be an endorsement of their work.” Robson continued.

ACQ Global Awards’ Objective as Always: To gather quantitative and qualitative information from and about the sector to be able to give a set of “Best of” awards. We founded the ACQ Global Awards program to empower end users to make smarter, more confident decisions.

Our poll was not only designed to reflect actual performance in any particular area of expertise, it was also aimed to reflect direct market share based on a number of criteria. Voters were encouraged to base their decisions on addressing professionalism: experience, value for money & responsiveness in order for ACQ to derive a numerical rating from 1 – 5. In that sense, this poll should be considered a reflection of how professionals view any practice, individual or related sector supplier in terms of overall quality of service.

All Award Winners for the ACQ5 Global Awards are hereby released in the annual ACQ5 Global Awards 2019 publication. For more information, please visit or contact ACQ5 at +44 (0)871 218 2470.

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Performance Works International (PWI) is recognised with South East Star’s Award of Excellence 2019, as voted by our journalists, trade contacts and customers

Performance Works International (PWI) is recognised with our “Award of Excellence 2019“, as voted by South East Star (UK) journalists, trade contacts and customers. This recognises PWI’s contribution to small, medium and large enterprise across the SE of the UK, since its inception in 2018.

To achieve this award within their first year of trading is indicative of the new, practical approach PWI brings to consulting, training and coaching of leaders and their teams, as businesses transform to be ready for the 2020s ahead.

This new approach is born from an understanding of the workplace challenges facing many organisations across the country and elsewhere; the new knowledge, skills and behaviours that will drive success; and the know-how for getting the best performance out of people now and tomorrow.
Performance Works indeed!

We congratulate CEO, Jeremy Blain and his team for this superb effort and for providing South East Star customers, partners and readers with something new, in a corporate education and training space that has needed a shake-up for a long time.