Armstrongs Accountants has been named Midlands Independent firm of the year at the British Accountancy Awards 2014. The annual awards celebrate outstanding contributions to the UK accountancy industry and recognise excellence in this profession. The winners were announced on the 25th November 2014 at a Gala dinner held at The Brewery Venue in London. The award win is a triumph as Armstrongs are the first accountancy practice in the West Midlands and Warwickshire area to have won the Midlands Independent Firm of the Year award. Additionally Paul Farmer, director at Armstrongs was a finalist for UK Practitioner of the Year award.
At 35, Paul is driving change at the firm overseeing the transition into a modern practice while maintaining traditional values the company is known for. He recently helped achieve a £35 million deal for Coventry-based sports nutrition brand Grenade, working with Grenades’ owners for nearly a decade. Alan Barratt CEO at Grenade commented on Armstrongs ‘I can honestly say my business would not be where it is today without their advice and personal service’. Paul was short-listed for his leadership and contribution to Armstrongs and their clients, but also for fundraising activities and support services he gives to his local community. Paul said: ‘We are thrilled to receive this major industry accolade for the our region and it is a great testament to the commitment and passion of our team in delivering exceptional service to our client base right across the Midlands. We have a firm growth strategy investing in systems, people and processes to take our business to the next level. Underpinning this is an outstanding group of people who work with us and a loyal and valued client list who are our own advocates and a privilege to serve.
Winners of the 2014 British Accountancy Awards were chosen by an esteemed panel of industry professionals involved in the regulation of the sector and representatives of small local firms to the larger regional, national and global players. They are regarded as the industry's most prestigious accolades pinpointing professional development and highlighting those that have demonstrated excellence in their profession during the last 12 months. Armstrongs Accountants is expanding its operations to North Warwickshire and Leicestershire having recently recruited 5 new staff members to its Nuneaton office. The office opened in June this year complimenting its Coventry headquarters. This is an exciting time for the firm and with this prestigious award win under their belts they are perfectly poised for success. The British Accountancy Awards is a key annual event in the financial services calendar and attracts more than 500 guests from accountancy practices all over the country.
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