Top honour for Fylde coast accountants

The team from Jones Harris and their award
The team from Jones Harris and their award
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A Fleetwood accountancy team has been named the Accountancy Firm of the Year with up to Five Partners at the North West Finance Awards 2014.

Jones Harris Chartered Accountants has been based in Fleetwood for more than 40 years was originally put forward by Lloyds Bank.

Their application was among more than 100 other nominations from a variety of sectors of industry and a geographical area spreading from Cumbria to Cheshire, to be assessed on evidence of how they add value in a number of key areas, including:

Innovative approaches to business generation and retention, working with clients to improve their business performance, going beyond the norm to exceed expectations, adding value to the wider financial community, training and development of staff.

Directors Charles Bryning, Martin Wigley and Stewart Case along with Business Development Manager Jim Baker went along to the glittering awards evening at the Macron Stadium in Bolton (pictured above).

A panel of nine professional experts drawn from leading private business and including all the main accountancy industry governing bodies scrutinised the entries and said: “This practice has worked hard over a period of years to adapt their systems to suit their clients’ needs first and foremost”.

Charles Bryning added “The Award is all about how we add value to clients. It demonstrates and endorses that we do what we say when we claim to go the extra mile – we’re not just saying it – we’ve now got the award to prove it.

“The judges voted unanimously for Jones Harris and our pitch was described as head and shoulders above the other nominees in our class.”