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Practice Excellence 2017 award winners revealed

20th Oct 2017
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Some of the UK’s best accountancy firms gathered in London on Thursday evening to learn which of them had won AccountingWEB’s coveted Practice Excellence Awards, presented in association with ACCA and Sage.

In a bumper ceremony hosted by Countdown’s very own number-cruncher Rachel Riley, winners included newcomers to the Practice Excellence scene such as The Accountancy Cloud and Fitzgerald & Law, as well as previous victors including Milsted Langdon and Crunch.

The awards are now in their seventh year, and speaking at the ceremony AccountingWEB global editor John Stokdyk commented: “As a community publisher, the views and experiences of the people on the ground hold real importance for us. The Practice Excellence Awards have now seen hundreds of firms enter and share the secrets to their success with us, and we showcase their best practice for the betterment of the profession as a whole.”

The evening also saw the return of our revamped Software Excellence Awards – with full details of the winners revealed in a companion article

Look out for further coverage in the weeks and months ahead as the winners share the secrets of their success and AccountingWEB presents more detailed findings on trends within the profession.

The award winners announced were:

Headline sponsor: Sage

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Small Practice of the Year

Supported by ICPA

Winner: Evans & Partners

Shortlisted: Purpose, Inform Accounting, Ad Valorem Accountancy Services, Inca Financial Services (trading as Inca Caring Accounting)

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Medium Practice of the Year    

Supported by PracticeWEB

Winner: Dunkley's Chartered Accountants

Shortlisted: Ramsay Brown and Partners, Seymour Taylor, Mitchell Meredith, Grunberg & Co, Fish Partnership

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Large Practice of the Year

Supported by Clark Wood

Winner: Bishop Fleming

Shortlisted: Whitley Stimpson, Nixon Williams, Mercer & Hole

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Specialist Team of the Year

Winner: Fitzgerald & Law LLP

Shortlisted: Performance Accountancy, Forrester Boyd, Ramsay Brown and Partners, Davis Grant

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Innovative Firm of the Year

Supported by FreeAgent

Winner: Crunch

Shortlisted: The Accountancy Cloud, Farnell Clarke, SRK Accounting, inniAccounts

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Practice Growth of the Year

Winner: Seymour Taylor

Shortlisted: DNS Associates, Crunch, Fish Partnership, The Peloton

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National Tax Practice of the Year

Supported by Clark Wood

Winner: Milsted Langdon

Shortlisted: Rouse Partners, Ad Valorem Accountancy Services

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New Firm of the Year

Winner: The Accountancy Cloud

Shortlisted: Adrian Markey, Cone Accounting, Soaring Falcon, Hive Business

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Client Service Firm of the Year

Winner: Kinder Pocock

Shortlisted: Kreston Reeves, Inspire Professional Services, Mazuma, Tayabali & White

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Practice Excellence Pioneer

Supported by Thomson Reuters

Winner: inniAccounts

Shortlisted: Warren Munson (Inspire Professional Services), Hannah Xu (Xceptional Consultancy), Paul Donno (1 Accounts Online), Will Farnell (Farnell Clarke)