We have been shortlisted in both the Independent Firm of the Year and Trainee Accountant of the Year categories for the coveted Yorkshire Accountancy awards.
Bringing together Yorkshire’s outstanding accountancy talent, the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards celebrates the region’s best and brightest in accountancy. With a wide range of individual and team honours, the ceremony is set to take place virtually on 3rd December.
More than a number cruncher
The Independent Firm of the Year category required entrants to demonstrate appreciation and recognition from both clients and other firms, a strong initiative – setting them apart from the rest, and a proven track record of activity and involvement in the wider business community. Known for our strong client relations and bespoke, friendly service, the award seemed a natural fit us, proven by the recent announcement of making the shortlist.
It is our belief that an accountant is more than just a number cruncher. With the appropriate expertise, application, and dedication to our clients we also become a business advisor, a trusted sounding board, and an integral element in the evolution of a client’s business affairs, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our remit goes beyond that of outstanding client service, we desire success for our clients at the same level we strive for advancement of our firm. We are a firm that has had double digit average growth over the last ten years and much of this is due to our strong staff base. All firms endeavour to hire exceptional staff, but it is the ethos of our firm that allows us to attract and retain them.
One wasn’t enough.
As a further commitment to the development of our staff, we also entered Trainee, Lauren Ralph into the awards as her diligence and enthusiasm throughout the year has not gone unnoticed. The Trainee of the Year award, which was open to all trainee accountants across Yorkshire, required a dedicated and hard-working professional, who had shown a strong commitment to their role and a contribution to the community.
It is not just the standard of Lauren’s work that is impressive however, but also her level of personal responsibility. Throughout her time here Lauren has shown initiative and is beginning to step into a management role in the monitoring of workflow and staff development. This is not something we would expect a trainee at Lauren’s level to accomplish yet it has been a natural step in her progression.
With the awards set to be announced in December, we are thrilled to be shortlisted and will be waiting eagerly in the meantime.
Keep your fingers crossed.