Leading Cumbrian accountant is called upon once again to judge national awards

Lamont Pridmore - Accountants

Our Chief Executive, Graham Lamont, has once again taken part in judging the British Accountancy Awards.

He has just returned having attended a glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House in London with nearly 1,000 chartered accountants from all over the UK.

Graham judged Independent Firm of the year for all regions of the UK with fees up to £3m and mid-tier Firm of the year with fees up to £10m.

This is the fifth year that Graham has taken part in the judging process. He used his considerable experience as a past winner to select the finalists and eventual winners on the night, which were picked from some of the country’s top practices.

The entire process was very enlightening this year, with the independent firms focusing more on technological developments, whilst the mid-tier firms were concentrating more on developing a wider range of added value services to provide to their clients. This included helping clients to improve their profitability, tax planning before significant transactions and before their financial year-end together with a holistic financial planning service to protect the business and the family together with developing their personal wealth tax-efficiently outside the business.

Many of these developments are already in practice within Lamont Pridmore and it was interesting to see how other firms were making use of similar services.

Lamont Pridmore is a recipient of several British Accountancy Awards, including Independent Firm of the year for the whole of the UK and Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm, and as a result Graham was invited to become a judge.

Through the judging process, Graham met other judges and experts in the sector, including the President and the Technical Director of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This ensures that we are at the cutting edge of developments in the profession so that our clients get the best possible service.