Ulverston accountants J F Hornby & Co are in dreamland after being named UK accountants of the year at the British Accountancy Awards. The event which rewards excellence in the profession was held at the Brewery in London and was hosted by comedian Rufus Hound.
The firm had been short listed in the northern section of independent firm of the year and after winning their category were automatically entered with the other regional winners for the national award. The judges said Hornby’s had created a unique approach to accountancy and their work in tax deserved special recognition. They also commented their involvement with good causes made them a vital part of the local community.
Managing Director Paul Hornby said it was an incredible honour just to be nominated and a fantastic achievement to win the northern section but to be crowned best in the UK was an unbelievable accolade. He dedicated the win to the incredible team he worked with. He said this award is their award for the hard work and dedication they demonstrate every day. At Hornby’s we are one big happy family and this shines through to the clients we deal with.
Rather than sit on their laurels the firm are now busy planning for an exciting 2016 which includes the creation of an Accountancy Academy. Director Tom Southward is working with schools and colleges in the area getting ready for the 2016/17 academic year. He commented by retaining outstanding skills in this area we can offer an alternative to University where we can provide a vocational type of training but which gives a world renowned professional qualification.