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Accounts and Legal announced as finalist in British Accounting Awards

11 Sep 2013

According to companies house, there are more than 30,000 accounting firms in the UK. So we're very proud to have been announced as finalists for this year's British Accountancy Awards.

One of the features that sets us apart from our competition is that our accounts team is supported by a dedicated group of Business Consultants who typically have a decade's real world managerial experience. Through a process of analysis and evaluation, their job is to bring the accounts process to life, helping our clients cut unnecessary cost and maximise return on investment.

Before we launched last year, we conducted an extensive series of interviews with a range of UK based small businesses. We asked our survey panel three key questions about their current accounting arrangements:

1. Only 10% reported being happy with their current accountant with a significant majority (60%) saying they were dissatisfied with the service they currently received.

2. 90% of participants told us that beyond satisfying their statutory obligations, the accounts process yielded nothing of commercial value whatsoever.

3. 80% of them told us they were desperate for more commercial guidance from their accountant.

Chris Conway


Managing Director, Accountant & Corporate Finance Specialist

0207 043 4000

About the author

Chris joined Accounts and Legal as Managing Director in November 2015. Chris’s primary role is ensuring the firm runs smoothly on a daily basis, supporting the growth of its entrepreneurial clients and delivering the firm’s own ambitious growth objectives. 

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) in general practice with a Top 20 firm in 2010, Chris quickly chose to specialise in corporate finance. During his 5 years Chris worked on over 70 transactions involving SME’s, from company valuations and restructures to substantial equity and debt fundraisings. He also advised on the sale and purchases of businesses, both to trade buyers and financial investors, providing advisory and due diligence services.


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