Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm, won ‘Large Firm Innovation of the year’ at this year’s British Accountancy Awards. The awards were hosted at Grosvenor House in London, and recognised the firm’s work with fast-growth businesses.
The awards celebrate excellence in accounting and finance, and were judged by highly-respected representatives of the profession. Smith & Williamson were up against KPMG, Menzies and Price Bailey in the category.
Smith & Williamson won the award for its programme developed for fast-growth companies. The programme includes roadshows, events, an online diagnostic tool, and includes its award-winning Dream Bigger campaign.
The judges describe the Smith and Williamson entry as an excellent investment which is delivering a firm-wide approach, producing growth for both the UK economy and scale-up companies.
Sancho Simmonds, Partner, Smith & Williamson, said: “I am delighted that we have been recognised for our innovation in the sector, particularly for our work with scale-up businesses. This is the third award in as many years for our scale-up programme, which demonstrates the impact our work is having in the industry and for clients.
“It is a key time to champion home-grown scaling businesses which are so important for our economy. This is an area of the market we understand extremely well, and we look forward to continuing our work with ambitious entrepreneurs, helping businesses to thrive with our unique service and thought-leadership.”
Smith & Williamson provides a suite of services to meet the personal and financial needs of founders, management teams and their businesses.
Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group with over 1,800 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has twelve offices; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.
Smith & Williamson LLP is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for a range of investment business activities. A member of Nexia International.
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