Stellar short-listed for CCA Excellence Awards 2012

Glasgow – 16th August 2012

CCA, the leading independent authority on contact centre strategies and operations, today announced the shortlist for CCA Excellence Awards 2012 in which Stellar have been nominated in the category of Best Outsourcing Partnership.

CCA Excellence Awards programme is designed to recognise achievements of individuals and organisations committed to delivering outstanding customer service. The Excellence Awards is the most respected and sought-after programme, unique through its peer group judging process. The judging panel and Awards Committee include professionals from all sectors, and senior executives with wide-ranging experience in customer contact centres.

Based on the scores allocated to Stellar’s submission for Best Outsourcing Partnership with our client, ADMS Europe, who specialise in developing insurance products tailored to the needs of customers including major European banking, retail and financial services brands, the CCA have confirmed that Stellar Europe LLC & ADMS Europe have been successful in reaching the shortlist for CCA Excellence Award category – Best Outsourcing Partnership. 

Michael Lumsden, Stellar’s European CEO, commented, “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award which recognises Stellar and ADMS Europe’s long term, strategic alliance based on achieving service excellence through treating customers fairly. We both benefit from a shared vision of the customer journey and a contractual understanding of the investment, resource and commitment each brings to that partnership in developing and establishing quality customer interactions.”

Michael Lumsden, Stellar, CEO Europe

Arun Valecha, ADMS Europe, UK Telemarketing Manager commented, “We definitely made the right choice with Stellar. Our affinity partners are very protective of their customers and of their brand reputation and we are completely confident that both are in safe hands with Stellar. Our partnership, which is nearing 10 years, works because it is entirely open and transparent with shared decision making on all customer related processes at senior level and a willingness to learn from each other’s experiences.”

Arun Valecha, ADMS Europe, UK Telemarketing Manager



About Stellar

As a global expert in Managing Customer Relationships, Stellar provides quality customer interactions for leading global brands. Stellar is privately owned and manages over 300 million customer interactions on behalf of its clients each year. Its offerings span front office services such as Customer Service and Sales Support, Directory Assistance and Back Office Processing and Solutions. For more information, visit

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Tel: +44 1294 225 337



About CCA
CCA is the leading independent authority on customer contact. Over 900 organisations currently subscribe to CCA membership services. This equates to a network of over 5,000 senior practitioners, employing between 35%-45% of the contact centre population in the UK. Around 20%-25% of people working in a contact centre in the UK are working in a centre accredited with CCA Global Standard©.

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