Devon-based Simpkins Edwards has reached the finals of the British Accountancy Awards – widely regarded as the industry’s most prestigious accountancy accolade – for the second year running.
The firm, which has six offices in Devon, including an office in Exeter, will join other leading accountancy firms from across the UK at the awards dinner in September, each vying to secure top honours.
Shortlisted in the Mid-Tier Innovation of the Year category, Simpkins Edwards’ new monthly subscription service, “Plan With Confidence”, has been recognised for its use of technology, which integrates the firm’s service lines and provides clients with a one-stop shop for accounting and tax services, alongside certainty over costs.
“Plan With Confidence” enables clients to choose the level of bookkeeping, accountancy and tax compliance that best suits their needs. Enhanced levels of involvement and integration are available within each package.
Providing monthly management information, the new service enables Simpkins Edwards to act proactively on behalf of clients in real-time, allowing businesses to benefit from enhanced client care, advice and speed of action.
Mary Jane Campbell, Managing Partner at Simpkins Edwards, commented: “We’re delighted to be in the running at the British Accountancy Awards for the second successive year. The shortlisting is a tremendous achievement for any firm, and we are particularly pleased to have made it through to the finals in the Mid-Tier Innovation category.
“As a forward-thinking accountancy practice, we are keen to make maximum use of developing technology to ensure that our clients benefit fully from the additional functionality and time-saving facilities that this affords.”
Mary Jane added: “In our eyes “Plan With Confidence” is the future of accounting, enabling Simpkins Edwards to provide an enhanced service that is both efficient and cost-effective. Clients get better value for money, the opportunity to have regular strategic meetings, bespoke sector-specific reports and a fuller understanding of their business performance, which means they can plan more effectively.
“By integrating our services and freeing our experts to provide higher levels of advice, we are able to provide a smart, real-time service that should stand us in good stead as contender at the British Accountancy Awards.”