BIALL Supplier of the Year Award

BIALL Awards

Wildy & Sons Ltd

The British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) has awarded the BIALL Supplier of the Year Award 2018 to Wildy and Sons Ltd, London-based legal booksellers. The award was presented by Anneli Sarkanen, President of BIALL, at the BIALL Annual Dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 8th June 2018.
Reflecting the thoughts and deliberations of the Adjudication Panel for this award, Anneli Sarkanen said:

“The aim of the BIALL Supplier of the Year Award is to reward outstanding best practice by a supplier or a publisher in the field of legal information. The recipient of the award is decided by aggregating the views of BIALL members responding to an annual survey, which means it tries to represent the views of the membership regarding which companies are providing a high quality service.
This year’s award winner is familiar to everyone here, they are renowned for their superb customer service and have been a much respected supplier to law firms for the last 188 years. This year’s Conference theme looks very much to the future but of course there is much to be said for continuity when it represents the virtues exemplified by this year’s winner. BIALL members’ comments from this year’s survey tell the story:
They make doing our job so much easier because they are fantastic at theirs
they remain the best there is for both supply of books, subscription services, website and publishing of materials”

The Customer Relations Initiative Award was established in 2005 by BIALL’s Legal Information Group (LIG). From 2007 it became the responsibility of the Awards & Bursaries Committee and in 2010 it was relaunched as the BIALL Supplier of the Year Award.


The aim of the award is to reward outstanding best practice by a supplier or a publisher in the field of legal information by:

  • Recognising and rewarding excellence and innovation in customer relations
  • Promoting awareness of how customer relations initiatives can benefit information professionals and suppliers alike
  • Encouraging high quality communication
  • Promoting best practice.

The BIALL Supplier of the Year Award is presented annually and the winners receive a certificate. The winning supplier / publisher may use the specially designed logo on their web-site in recognition of their achievements. The award is presented at the BIALL Annual Dinner which takes place at the Annual Conference.

The adjudication process is based on the annual BIALL Supplier Survey, which BIALL members complete in the Spring. The results of this survey are used to identify those suppliers rated most highly by members.

The 2018 Survey is now open for nominations.

2017: CRO Info

2016: Wildy & Sons Ltd

2015: Avizandum

2014: Wildy & Sons Ltd

2013: Wildy & Sons Ltd

2012: 7Side Ltd

2011: Bloomsbury Professional

2010: Wildy & Sons Ltd

2008: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

2007: 7Side Ltd

2006: Legal Library Services

2005: Wildy & Sons Ltd

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