Last night saw the annual Yorkshire Accountancy Awards celebrating the achievements of the Accountancy industry within the Yorkshire region. We were delighted to win three awards for Accountancy team, Corporate Finance team and Support team of the year. Nominations were submitted at the beginning of 2020 with the ceremony streamed online last night. Following a brief introduction and speeches, Shorts were awarded the titles for:
Accountancy team of the year
Summary - The accountancy team of the year award recognises the specialist nature of the accountancy practice and the hard work that is required to not only attract clients, but to keep them.
"The winner is a practice with a rich history, at the forefront of delivering
innovative accountancy services. Thanks to a team of extremely talented specialists
it also receives fantastic feedback from clients who have stayed with them for generations."
Corporate finance team of the year
Summary - Navigating the increasing complex area of corporate finance from mergers and acquisitions to management buyouts requires skilful, approachable, and reliable advisers
"The winner of corporate finance team of the year seamless integrated their corporate finance
offering into its wider accountancy services, guaranteeing clients an expert
adviser that is fluent in the complexities of transactions.
Clients are full of praise for the winner, crediting it for their success."
Support team of the year
Summary - Accountancy practices across Yorkshire require the services and talents of dedicated support teams to ensure they can serve clients effectively and efficiently.
"The winner in this category is a small but effective team that remains flexible
to the needs of the business whilst ensuring 100% availability rate for software applications.
The team's automation and simplication efforts impressed as did their commitment
to working on making the business more environmentally friendly."
On receiving the news, Managing Partner Andy Irvine commented “2020 has been a year like no other and whilst we are thrilled that our work has been recognised in this way, the resilience, ingenuity and commitment shown across the whole firm in supporting our clients has been phenomenal and that is the real success story for 2020. Our IT Team truly deserve to win the Support team of the year, but their continued role in ensuring that Shorts has been able to continue to operate both effectively and efficiently during lockdown has also been pivotal to the continuity of service for our clients."
He concluded "2020 is also the year that Shorts our 130th year milestone and whilst we have been unable to celebrate in the way we had planned, we are delighted to have this opportunity to focus both on the strength of our team and to again be recognised for the quality of the service that we provide to local businesses."
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