The judges agreed Kreston Reeves is an incredibly well-coordinated practice that thinks well outside of its own needs. It sets a benchmark by which other firms of its size should be judged.

Here is a practice that looks beyond clients’ immediate concerns, using forecasting tools to identify the issues they might face in future, and has coped admirably with a substantial merger.

Kreston Reeves is not only innovative and adventurous but cares for its staff and clients a powerful combination that’s responsible for an enviable client retention rate of 95.4%. In May 2017, the practice achieved Employee Training Provider status for its graduate and non-graduate training programme – one of only three UK accountancy firms to have this status.

It has proactively sought new business overseas, having made two successful overseas sales trips (to the US and China/ Singapore), securing several hundred thousands of pounds worth of new work from China in the past 18 months.

A more than worthy winner.

How did it feel to win Large Practice of the Year?

We were proud to have been named as the winners of the Large Practice of the Year Award 2018. This is an award for every member of our team and recognises their hard work to help us to reach this position.

Our growth journey is a continuous one. Client service is at the heart of all we do – our focus on client care helps our clients achieve their business, tax and wealth goals and make confident decisions about their future. Our people are our business so we continue to focus on their training, development and wellbeing.

How has winning the Large Practice of the Year Accounting Excellence Award impacted your firm or career?

We are very excited for the future. This award win helps us to raise awareness and demonstrates our credibility to the people that don’t know us yet. It affirms the work which has taken place to date and everyone at Kreston Reeves was very pleased to receive this endorsement.

What advice would you give to anyone entering the awards? Or thinking of entering the awards?

Go for it! This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business and to receive industry recognition for the hard work and dedication each and every member of your team puts in every day.