The Poole office of top ten accountancy firm Mazars is celebrating the firm’s success in this week’s British Accountancy Awards, where the firm triumphed in the National Firm of the Year category.

Lesley Fox, Managing Partner said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the award and proud to have played our part in contributing to the firm’s national achievement. We’ve already received numerous messages of congratulations from local clients and contacts; it’s a great boost for the whole team.”

The British Accountancy Awards ceremony took place in central London and was attended by hundreds of people from across the profession representing both the largest firms, and smaller local practices. It is run by Accountancy Age, the leading source of news and analysis for the sector.

The National Firm of the Year award was not open to self-nomination; instead it was decided on the strength of responses to a survey that Accountancy Age sent to the reader database of its sister title, Financial Director.

Lesley Fox added: “To win on the strength of client feedback is a great testimony to our commitment to client service, outstanding quality and technical excellence. Our people’s exceptional skills, experience and hard work have helped us build and maintain a great client base. In turn, those clients have voluntarily come forward to share very positive feedback about their experience of working with us. It’s a great result.”

 “This is a wonderful accolade as next year, Mazars in Poole celebrates its thirtieth anniversary of working in Dorset and Hampshire.”

Mazars has 19 offices across the UK, forming a key arm of the wider international, integrated global firm which has 73 countries around the world and a turnover of more than €1 billion.