A Betchworth business consultancy is celebrating a double win of coveted honours in a national awards scheme.

Square Peg International,a so-called boutique,or smaller, business consultancy, walked off with two of the top trophies in the Institute of Consulting Awards.

The firm was named Practice of the Year, and its director, Phoebe Dunn, won the coveted title of Consultant of the Year.

The award wins were all the sweeter as proof of smaller consultancies holding their own against the bigger firms, and receiving recognition from the industry body, the Institute of Consultancy.

The Institute of Consulting awards recognise outstanding examples of consulting in action, and entrants are judged based on their strategies, projects and performance, backed up by evidence of success and benefits delivered to clients.

Square Peg works with global brands, providing small teams of high-calibre people to support senior executive teams.

Ms Dunn was praised for her work with clients like Coca-Cola, where she led a major reorganisation project across 38 countries, and Birds Eye Iglo Group.

She was also praised highly for her executive coaching work for executives within a British Airways subsidiary.

Ms Dunn, director of Square Peg International, said: "As a global boutique we're delighted to win not one but two Institute of Consulting awards.”

She said: “On a personal level, I am thrilled to win Consultant of the Year, and be singled out from a field of high-calibre consultants.

“We understand the judges pay particular attention to client endorsements, so we are thrilled that our track-record and glowing client testimonials have led to this honour.”

Huw Hilditch-Roberts, director in charge of the Institute of Consulting, said: "It is reassuring that in spite of the economic gloom, we received many excellent examples of consultancy in action, with clients being led through tough challenges.

“Square Peg International was recognised for its achievements working with clients on major transitions and in difficult times.”

He said: “The company has set incredibly high standards and raised the bar in terms of a benchmark for others to follow."

The Institute stated that Square Peg is a great example of an open business where “everyone makes coffee for the office, including directors, and everyone can talk to the CEO.”