1 Accounts shortlisted for prestigious national award

A commitment to supporting businesses through the pandemic has seen 1 Accounts shortlisted for a top national award.
We have been named in the top five of the prestigious Accounting Excellence awards in the Medium Firm of the Year category.

While acknowledging the growth of the company, the shortlisting is also testimony to the bespoke service provided by 1 Accounts over the last two and a half years.
Paul Donno, director of our family-run business, said: “Our team worked above and beyond during the pandemic – at a time when we were all trying to keep our loved ones safe.
“Because we are an online business, our staff were still able to provide the same high-quality service to our clients. But we wanted to do more than that so we supported their loan and furlough applications free of charge.

“It was something we felt we could do at a time when our clients needed all the help they could get just to stay afloat.
“We also held webinars for both clients and non-clients to support other local businesses. On the back of that, we have received a lot of client referrals and our business has grown by over 60% in the last two years.”

1 Accounts was named best new practice at the British Accountancy Awards in 2016 and Paul is hoping for similar success this time around.
I am incredibly proud of their hard work and honoured, as a company, to be nominated for this award,” Paul said.
“To be shortlisted in the medium size category is testimony to how much we have grown in a short space of time.
“In 2016, we only had three members of staff, including me and my wife Jenni, and around 40 to 50 clients. Since then, we have grown to in excess of 300 clients and we are just about to employ two more people, taking us to 15 members of staff.”
The Accounting Excellence awards will be held on Thursday 8th September at a ceremony in London.

Press release & photo by Dave Gooderham at Gooderham PR.

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The team from 1 Accounts Online, is celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national industry award. Managing Director, Paul Donno, has been nominated for the Practice Excellence Pioneer of the Year 2017.

The annual Practice Excellence Awards celebrate excellence in the accounting profession. They aim to highlight the key role that accountants play in supporting UK businesses. This year there have been a record number of entries with over 200 submissions across 10 different categories, up by 16% on last year. There are 4 other accountants shortlisted in the Pioneer of the Year category. Paul will be competing with some of the leading names in the industry to win the coveted title.

Paul comments, “Over the years we have won several notable industry awards including the British Accountancy Awards for New Practice last year. The Practice Excellence Awards are definitely a big deal within our profession and I am really delighted to be shortlisted.”

The Practice Excellence Awards Ceremony takes place on 19th October at The Brewery, an impressive venue in central London. 500 guests will attend the dinner which is being hosted by comedian and satirist Marcus Brigstocke. Paul and his fellow director, Jenni Donno, will be attending the event as guests of Sage UK and are hoping to return to Haverhill with another trophy to add to their growing collection!

Since establishing 1 Accounts the number of employees has increased from 2 to 6. The latest member of the team is ex Castle Manor student James Revell. He will be undertaking an Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Apprenticeship through West Suffolk College. James was put forward for the role by Karen Chapple, ONE Haverhill’s Youth Skills Manager. In December the level of expertise within the company will be further enhanced with the appointment of another Chartered Certified Accountant.

1 Accounts has also recently extended its reach into Cambridge with the opening of 1 Accounts Cambridge Ltd, headed by experienced Cambridge businessman Mark Coplowe.