Clarkston Consulting Client Wins Best New Shared Services in North America 2010

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The Charmer Sunbelt Group was recently recognized at the Shared Services Outsourcing Network’s (SSON) annual Shared Services Excellence Awards as the Best New Captive Services Delivery organization in North America. The honor recognizes and promotes both captive and outsourced shared services that demonstrate winning practices.

Clarkston Consulting brought a particularly strong strategic view of shared services that helped us shape the vision and execution of our shared services center.

The Charmer Sunbelt Group was recently recognized at the Shared Services Outsourcing Network’s (SSON) annual Shared Services Excellence Awards as the Best New Captive Services Delivery organization in North America. The honor recognizes and promotes both captive and outsourced shared services that demonstrate winning practices.

Collectively, the awards form the industry’s benchmark in terms of best practice and business excellence. Open to all captive and outsourced shared services organizations from all countries, the awards are judged by a panel of leading industry experts. They provide an opportunity for shared services and outsourcing professionals to gain recognition for excellence and initiatives.

Shared Services is a proven way of delivering more efficient and customer focused services and financial savings that can either be returned to the business or invested in service delivery. A shared service center can add substantial benefits by reducing costs and creating more efficient, streamlined processes and centralizing activities.

Clarkston Consulting successfully partnered with The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) in the establishment of their shared services center and has performed noteworthy shared services work for clients. Paul Fipps, CIO & VP, Business Services CSG stated that, “Clarkston Consulting brought a particularly strong strategic view of shared services that helped us shape the vision and execution of our shared services center.” Clarkston’s experience spans the full range of potential shared services functions with deep functional expertise in areas including human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, corporate services, and supply chain.

About The Charmer Sunbelt Group
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines and spirits. A group of privately-held companies, CSG operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets – Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and The District of Columbia. Together, these companies employ more than 7,000 associates who bring to market some of the most valuable and well-known consumer brands in the world. CSG is a family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and enjoyed. For more information about CSG, please visit http://www.charmer-sunbelt.com.

About Clarkston Consulting
Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm. We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries. Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step further through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our stewards. By combining integrity, adaptability, and a whatever-it-takes attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a 9-year average client satisfaction rate of 97%.

About The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)
The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) is the largest and most established global community of over 17,000 shared services and outsourcing professionals. For more information please visit http://www.ssonetwork.com.

For more information visit us at http://www.clarkstonconsulting.com
Contact:
DeShelia Spann
Clarkston Consulting
919.484.4681
dspann(at)clarkstonconsulting(dot)com

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