LONDON—Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Fleishman-Hillard, MSL Group and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for The Holmes Report EMEA Consultancy of the Year honors.

Fleishman-Hillard was named EMEA Consultancy of the Year in each of the past two years; Burson-Marsteller was the winner in 2008; Weber Shandwick in 2006; Edelman in 2005. MSL Group has never won the award.

The Holmes Report has also announced finalists in the Specialist Consultancy of the Year categories, as follows:

CONSUMER: Cake, Cirkle, fischerAppelt, Pretty Green, Threepipe
CORPORATE: Blue Rubicon, Edelman, MHP, salt, TBWA Corporate
FINANCIAL: CNC, College Hill, FTI Consulting, Hering Schuppener, RLM Finsbury
HEALTHCARE: Chandler Chicco, Haas & Health, Pegasus, Red Door, Virgo
PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Cambre, Fleishman-Hillard, Hanover, Interel, Open Road
TECHNOLOGY: Bite Communications, Brands2Life, Lewis, Octopus Group, Waggener Edstrom
DIGITAL: Diffusion, Edelman, Storymaker, We Are Social, Weber Shandwick
NEW CONSULTANCY: Acumen, First House, Gartner, Seven Hills, W Communications

In the various Geographic Consultancy of the Year categories, the finalists are:

AFRICAN: Arcay, Gina Din, Hill & Knowlton, Porter Novelli, Quadrant
BENELUX: Aspect, Bex, Interel, Whyte, Winkelman Van Hessen

DACH: Faktor 3, Farner, fischerAppelt, Grayling, Skills Group
EASTERN EUROPE: All Channels, Ciszewski, Ewing, Ketchum Maslov, Mikhailov & Partners
FRANCE: Agence Elan, Burson-Marsteller, Hopscotch, Publicis Consultants, Wellcom
IBERIA: Inforpress, Lift Consulting, Marco de Communicacion, Torres y Carrera, Weber Shandwick
ITALY: Barabino, Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, INC, MSLGroup
MIDDLE EAST: Adalid, ASDAA Burson-Marsteller, Four Communications, Hill & Knowlton, TRACCS
NORDIC: Diplomat, Hill & Knowlton, JKL, Pohjoisranta, Prime
UK: GolinHarris, Ketchum, Nelson Bostock, Red, Unity

The winning firms will be announced in January of 2012, and the trophies will be presented at our annual SABRE Awards dinner, which will take place in Brussels at the end of May.