Leading accountancy firm Haines Watts in Edinburgh, has won a prestigious award at the 2015 annual FDs’ Excellence Awards.
Haines Watts won Accountancy Firm of the Year (Larger clients) and came a close second to winning Accountancy Firm of the Year (Smaller clients).
Haines Watts beat competition from other UK firms such as Grant Thornton, BDO, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Deloitte and KPMG.
Edinburgh-based senior partner Fraser Kerr, said: “Our core client base is owner managed businesses, so to get this endorsement from UK SME business owners and FDs means a great deal to us.”
“Scooping this award is fantastic and to be the only firm to have won in four consecutive years makes me incredibly proud of all of our staff who do an outstanding job for our clients. Without their professionalism and dedication we would not achieve the results we do.
“Unlike other awards judged by a panel of experts, the service provider’s awards are voted for by business owners and finance directors across the UK. It is this that makes winning such an award so special.”
Hosted by Real Business in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and supported by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the awards recognise the UK’s best finance directors and service providers, who are the backbone of Britain’s business community.
The awards, now in their 11th year, were presented at a gala dinner in London.