Awards success for Plain Speaking client – Farnell Clarke wins ‘Independent Firm of the Year, East’ British Accountancy Awards

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Plain Speaking Agency is delighted to have helped another of our clients achieve success, with a winning award submission.


On Tuesday 24th November 2015, Farnell Clarke accountants and business advisors, who have offices in Norwich and Lowestoft, were named Independent Firm of the Year in the East of England, at the UK’s most prestigious awards for the profession: The British Accountancy Awards.  The award was presented to Farnell Clarke managing director Will Farnell by comedian Rufus Hound at a ceremony at The Brewery in London.  The judges recognised Farnell Clarke for its far from typical approach to accountancy and its innovative use of technology to help clients.  In addition to scooping the award for best independent firm in the East, Farnell Clarke was also runner up in the prestigious category of National Independent Firm of the Year.

The British Accountancy Awards pinpoint professional development and also highlight excellence in the accountancy profession. Farnell Clarke was one of only four businesses shortlisted in its category.  Launched by Will Farnell in May 2007, Farnell Clarke started off as a home-based business with 15 clients.  Eight years on, the firm employs 25 staff and is set for a million pound turnover by the end of 2015.

Will Farnell said: “Being named Independent Firm of the Year in the East of England at the British Accountancy Awards is such a significant achievement.  It reflects the incredibly hard work of all the Farnell Clarke team and our continued investment in technology and processes that help our clients to thrive.  Our whole ethos is about doing things differently from other accountancy firms, in lots of different ways.  We’re thrilled that our far from typical approach has been formally recognised by the leading voices in our profession. Farnell Clarke operates a fixed fee approach, meaning that our clients aren’t worried about asking us for help because of the fear of extra invoices.  We strive to be a valued part of our clients’ businesses; critical friends who can challenge and make a tangible difference.  It’s been a year of massive change for the company, including our move to new premises and our re-brand.  We’re currently looking to recruit a number of new staff including trainees, part qualified and fully qualified accountants. Here’s to 2016!”

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Pippa Lain-Smith at Plain Speaking Agency

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