HANOI, Vietnam, April 24 /PRNewswire/ --

- Harvey Nash Wins Coveted 'Sao Khue Awards'

Harvey Nash today earned distinction from the government of Vietnam, who presented the company with two awards. The first, for 'export excellence', recognises Harvey Nash's success in providing expert software development services from Vietnam to customers in the United Kingdom, Europe and United States. The second, for 'outstanding process and methodology', highlights the company's technical and commercial achievements in running its Vietnamese operations. Global Managing Director, Outsourcing and Offshore Software Development at Harvey Nash , Paul Smith travelled to, and personally accepted the award in Hanoi and reiterated Harvey Nash's commitment to helping Vietnam's ICT-based economy.

The awards ceremony, hosted by the Vietnam Software Association (VINASA), honours organisations that have helped develop and champion Vietnam's software industry. Vietnam's Vice Minister of Industry and Trade (MIT) presented the awards and praised the significant contribution that Harvey Nash has made to further the country's socio-economic development.

Earlier this year, Harvey Nash announced a EUR 54 million deal with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its operations in Vietnam and provide next generation wireless research and development solutions to clients from around the world. This partnership created over 200 high-tech jobs for the country and cemented its commitment to growing and shaping the ICT industry in Vietnam by producing software for clients all over the world, including the UK, Europe and US.

Marc Voss, Managing Director, Harvey Nash Vietnam, added: The dynamism and ambition of Vietnam has been a marvel to witness over the years. We are committed to working closely with our staff in Vietnam - providing training and enabling skills transfer - to continue on a path of quality and excellence in all that we do for local and international customers.

Commenting on the double award win, Paul Smith, Global Managing Director, Outsourcing and Offshore Software Development at Harvey Nash plc said: Harvey Nash has been working in Vietnam for more than nine years and everyday we strive to exceed the high expectations of our employees, customers and other stakeholders. As such, we are honoured to receive these awards and are pleased to have earned validation from an organisation as respected as VINASA.

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About Harvey Nash

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading business, governments and institutions. Operating from 38 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia, its talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing.

Harvey Nash Offshore Software Development and Outsourcing has five development hubs around the world, two in Vietnam (one in Ha Noi and one in HCMC), one in London (United Kingdom), one in Nuremberg, Germany and one in Atlanta (United States). Harvey Nash acquired Silkroad, a leading technology and software development company, and Techdiscovery a US-based IT Consulting and development business in 2007.

Media Relations contacts: Helen Bloxham Firefly Communications harveynashteam@fireflycomms.com +44(0)20-7386-1404 +44(0)7866-972-668 Andy Bookless Harvey Nash andy.bookless@harveynash.com +44(0)20-7333-2665

Media Relations contacts: Helen Bloxham, Firefly Communications, harveynashteam@fireflycomms.com, +44(0)20-7386-1404, +44(0)7866-972-668; Andy Bookless, Harvey Nash, andy.bookless@harveynash.com, +44(0)20-7333-2665