Raffingers Stuart win Most Innovative Large Firm of the Year award
Hosted by 2020 Innovation, a “leading organisation providing innovative solutions for progressive accountants and tax professionals worldwide”, the awards celebrate firms from the accountancy profession who distinguish themselves through creative and innovative practices. The & lsquo;Most Innovative Large Firm’ award recognises firms who have added substantial value to their business and their clients, as well as recognising those who use innovative and creative measures to give themselves a competitive advantage.
Raffingers Stuart is a top 100 firm of accountants and business advisers dedicated to providing a truly exceptional service to its clients. Over the past few years significant changes have been made in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the firm. As a result, the award winning firm has experienced exponential growth in the last 12 months: 235 new clients, 92% client retention rate and a significant increase in the number of clients using cloud-based online bookkeeping software, Xero. The key changes that have driven this growth is the introduction of a dedicated marketing team that are sector focussed, launch of a Small Business Department to champion Xero and a complete review in the client process, which now involves pre-year end meetings between clients and partners to ensure all clients are in the best position possible for their year-end.
Partner, Lee Manning, said, “We are ecstatic to have won this award. Winning the 2020 awards is a huge achievement and proof that the work we do is not overlooked. In the last year the firm has undergone some dramatic changes the launch of two new teams has involved a lot of hard work, but it has paid of tenfold and it is great to have our hard work rewarded. This could not have been achieved without the dedicated team at Raffingers Stuart, commitment of our clients and the encouragement from 2020 Innovation. For this, I thank you all."
Ian Fletcher, managing director of 2020 Innovation, said, “We are delighted to have warded Raffingers Stuart & lsquo;Most Innovative Large Firm 2015’ at this year’s 2020 Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the success and achievements across the profession, with particular emphasis on innovation and creativity. We recognised the firm’s dedication to add value to clients and they have offered a string of promises, reassuring their clients that they are in good hands. We were also impressed with their involvement in charity work, their ability to offer client care meetings and events as well as providing clients with practical Auto Enrolment help.”
The 2020 Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 15 October 2015. Raffingers Stuart is honoured to win the award and look forward to another prosperous year ahead.