Sovereign Consulting Inc. Wins Top Business Achievement Award from Environmental Business Journal (EBJ)

HOLYOKE, MA, January 08, 2009 – The Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) has recognized Sovereign Consulting Inc. (Sovereign), an environmental consulting and remediation firm with offices in Holyoke, MA, and Mansfield, MA, as one of the top medium-sized environmental businesses in the United States.  Sovereign received the Silver Medal in the Medium Business category ($20 million to $100 million revenue).

“We are pleased to receive acknowledgement from EBJ for the fourth consecutive year.  Even in light of formidable obstacles in 2008’s financial climate, we continued to grow,” said Marc Cicalese, Principal of Sovereign.  “This year’s award is especially rewarding, since we moved into the Medium Business category and are acknowledged as one of top businesses in our field, without sacrificing the values and quality that have made Sovereign successful.  The firm credits its performance to a business strategy focused on hiring the best employees and offering value added services to our clients.”  He continued, “We hope that our efforts to provide quality environmental services will help us maintain our excellent reputation in the industry.”

The EBJ honored Sovereign for its continued growth in revenue and employees, geographic reach, and service diversification.  The EBJ detailed Sovereign’s business successes in 2008, including increase in employees from 38 employees in 2001 to 181 employees out of eleven regional offices in 2008.  Sovereign experienced 33% growth in revenue from $26.6 million in 2007 to $35 million in 2008.

EBJ will present the award to Marc Cicalese, Principal, at the Environmental Industry Summit at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort, on February 18-20, 2009, in Coronado, CA.  For more information about the Environmental Business Journal achievement awards, visit

About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards: Between October and December of 2008, EBJ solicited the environmental industry for nominations for the EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. The 2008 EBJ awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members. The 2008 EBJ awards will be presented in a special ceremony at EBJ’s Environmental Industry Summit VII in Coronado, CA, on February 18-20, 2009.

About Sovereign Consulting Inc.: 
Founded in 1999, Sovereign Consulting Inc. is an environmental consulting and remediation firm based in New Jersey, with offices located along the East Coast, providing assessment, engineering, construction management, and remediation services to clients throughout the U.S.  Sovereign has received recognition from clients such as Shell Oil Products US, Atlantic Richfield Corporation, and El Paso Corporation in recognition of excellent services as well as the Zweig Letter, Dun & Bradstreet, Entrepreneur magazine, and Engineering News Review for strong performance in the environmental industry.  Visit for further information on the company.