NW Accountancy and Business Awards Shortlist

The winners of the highly coveted awards will be announced at a special black tie dinner held on 24th November at Ribby Hall Village, Wrea Green, near Preston. The nominees are:

Accountancy Rising Star (in Industry) – sponsored by AFR Consulting

• Michael Bradshaw, Omega Holidays, Lancaster
• Andrew Harbot-Taylor, Hoseasons Group, Barnoldswick
• Martin Smith, Promethean, Blackburn
• James Settle, Salon Promotions, Earby

Accountancy Rising Star (in Practice) – sponsored by Norwest Recruit

• Katey Johnson, Pierce Chartered Accountants, Blackburn
• Chris Lamont, Lamont Pridmore South Cumbria Limited, Kendal
• Danielle Vollentine, PM&M Chartered Accountants, Blackburn

Accountancy Firm of the Year – sponsored by Napthens Solicitors

• Haworths Chartered Accountants, Accrington
• Jones Harris Chartered Accountants, Fleetwood
• Lamont Pridmore (South Cumbria) Limited, Kendal
• PM&M Chartered Accountants, Blackburn

Innovation award – sponsored by UCLan

• BAXI Group UK, Bamber Bridge
• Brockholes Visitor Centre, Preston
• Mad Science North West, Preston

Best Newcomer – sponsored by Taylor Patterson

• Lady Detective Agency, Manchester
• Love to Brand Ltd, Clitheroe
• No Parking Fine, Preston

RBS Business of the Year

• Accrol Papers Ltd, Blackburn
• Barton Grange Group, Preston
• Evans Vanodine International plc, Preston
• Sharrocks Fresh Product Ltd, Preston
• WEC Group, Darwen

Les Bury, President of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants, said: “Just to be shortlisted for an award is a tremendous achievement and well worth celebrating. The accountancy and business awards have grown in popularity over recent years and the calibre of entrants is incredibly high. This is a great reflection of the strength of the professional services community in Lancashire and Cumbria and something we should all take pride in.”