Leading accounting firm Bishop Fleming LLP opened trading today on the London Stock Exchange. They received the honour after winning Business of the Year at the 2019 Chamber Business Awards.
Now in its 18th year, the Awards are one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, highlighting the role of business in delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities.
Bishop Fleming, members of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, is a leading provider of accounting, tax and business consultancy, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in areas such as personal tax, corporate finance, business recovery and insolvency, business & international tax, payroll services, forensic and litigation support, grant services, VAT, audit assurance and accounting.
The firm is ranked in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and is a member of Kreston International, a network of independent accounting firms in over 100 countries.
They were crowned winners after impressing the judges by utilising cutting-edge technology to deliver accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services that have enabled its clients to achieve their business goals.
Speaking about their win, Chris Walklett, Partner at Bishop Fleming said:
“Entering the awards was an opportunity to reflect on the efforts we are making to continually evolve our approach to attracting, retaining, and growing a great team of people, complemented with the development of cutting-edge systems. Winning the national awards was amazing recognition for our people, who work hard to deliver for clients and each other, and are the reason for our continued success.
“To be shortlisted for an award, organisations need to have a story to tell and hence the awards provide a framework for everyone to assess what more they can be doing in their organisations to deliver growth, in every context.”
BCC Chair Sarah Howard said:
“Bishop Fleming is a trusted advisor and strategic partner that has delivered exceptional services to its clients. A highly profitable firm it reinvests profits in the business to the benefit of its people, technology and clients, and the wider community.
“Congratulations to the team at Bishop Fleming. We wish them every success, and hope they enjoy the opportunity to open the prestigious London Stock Exchange.”
Worcester MP and the Minister for State for School Standards, Robin Walker, said:
“I was proud to join Bishop Fleming LLP as they opened the London Stock Exchange for its’ day of trading on Tuesday. This was a well-deserved honour for winning the British Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award.
“The Wellbeing at Work Award recognises the value Bishop Fleming place on their employees, and the work they do to ensure their team are happy and healthy.
“Importantly, they won not just the regional award, but the national award too. Its’ fantastic to see a local business from our community, recognised for their work on a national stage.”