Momentous night for PKF-FPM at British Accountancy Awards

PKF-FPM won the prestigious Mid-Tier Firm of the Year Award at the British Accountancy Awards in London. Founder and managing director Feargal McCormack (centre back) is pictured with fellow directors and staff. Back row - Malachy McLernon (left) and Paddy Harty. Front (from left) - Caroline Preston, Teresa Campbell and Nicole Curran
Gary McDonald Business Editor

NEWRY-headquartered accountancy practice PKF-FPM has continued an amazing 2017 by securing one of the most prestigious accolades in its 26-year history.

The company won the prestigious Mid-Tier Firm of Year Award at the glittering British Accountancy Awards gala banquet ceremony at London's Hilton Park Lane Hotel.

The black-tie bash was attended by close to 1,000 guests, including high profile leaders from the UK business and accountancy sectors, and was hosted by Mock the Week star Hugh Dennis.

The Mid-Tier award goes to a firm with a turnover of between £3 million and £25 million which demonstrates how it has added significant value to its clients and across all service areas.

The judges acknowledged that PKF-FPM provided a range of exceptional services which had been fundamental in enabling their clients to achieve their business goals.

And it was noted, as champions of evolutionary change, PKF-FPM embraces the ever-changing economic landscape, challenging traditional perceptions and equipping clients to minimise threats, maximise opportunities and advance from reaction and weakness to pro-activity and strength, positioning clients for success.

"This completes a quite momentous year for the company," said its founder and managing director Feargal McCormack, who was joined at the London presentation ceremony by a cross section of members of Team PKF-FPM including fellow directors and staff Paddy Harty, Teresa Campbell, Malachy McLernon, Nicole Curran and Caroline Preston.

"I'm overwhelmed and thrilled to accept this national award on behalf of the company, which strives to create the highest possible operating standards and to develop the character and culture of our people, because at Team PKF-FPM we believe that collective team character will be vital to our success and exceeding clients' expectations."

The practice was the only firm to have been short-listed in three national categories at the British Accountancy Awards (the other two categories were Tax Team of the Year and Accounting Innovation Project of the Year).

PKF-FPM Accountants (formally FPM Chartered Accountants) was established in 1991 and is now a member of PKF International (PKFI), one of the leading international accountancy networks, which was named the fastest growing major accountancy network in the UK and Ireland in 2016.

Earlier this year PKF-FPM won the Large Practice of the Year Award and the Overall Practice of the Year Award at the Irish Accountancy Awards, and uniquely are currently recognised as best in class by their peers in both Britain and Ireland.

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