Founder of Pell Artists, Stephen Pell, shared with us their experience of being a 2019 Accounting Excellence winner.

How does it feel to win the Specialist Team of the Year?

Winning the Specialist Team of the Year is a huge achievement for us and we’re very proud! It’s been a fantastic year for Pell Artists and it’s a testament to the hard work and commitment to excellence of every single person on our team.

How will winning the 2019 Accounting Excellence Award for Specialist Team impact your firm?             

Winning the 2019 Accounting Excellence Awards in the Specialist Team category is brilliant for Pell Artists because it has provided good exposure across the accounting profession. It’s great to be recognised amongst our peers. The accolade of winning the award has also added another string to our bow when speaking with current and prospective clients.

What advice would you give to anyone entering the awards, or thinking of entering the awards next year?

My advice for anyone thinking of entering the awards next year is to absolutely go for it. But make sure you spend time providing a thoughtful entry. A couple of our clients suggested that we enter the awards, so we used them as a sounding board. This was the first time we entered for an award and the whole experience was great!

What does accounting excellence mean to you?

Accounting excellence is first and foremost a way of life. It is not a long-term aspiration. Excellence is the next five minutes, the next customer conversation, shouldering responsibility and pulling out all the stops when something goes wrong.