Haines Watts celebrate winning national accountancy award

By Anita Jaynes on 3 June, 2015

Leading national accountants and business advisors Haines Watts, who have offices in Swindon and Trowbridge, have won a prestigious award at the 2015 annual FDs’ Excellence Awards.

Haines Watts won Accountancy Firm of the Year – Larger Clients, and came close to winning Accountancy Firm of the Year – Smaller Clients, having won this Award for the three previous years.

The awards, now in their 11th year and voted on by SME business owners and finance directors, were presented by actor and comedian Marcus Brigstocke at a prestigious gala dinner held in London’s Grosvenor Square.

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.

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.

Mike Lloyd, managing partner at Haines Watts in Swindon 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.”

Haines Watts beat competition from other UK firms such as Grant Thornton, BDO, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Deloitte and KPMG.

Mike added: “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.”

Pictured above: The Haines Watts team collecting their award.