Ian Main has been shortlisted as one of the UK’s top nine accountants, and Stark Main and Co as one of the best independent firms in Scotland and northern England.
The firm of chartered tax advisers and accountants, based in Selkirk, won the title of Scottish Independent Firm of the Year at last year’s British Accountancy Awards, and will be hoping to take home the extended regional title at this year’s ceremony in London on November 25.
To be shortlisted for the award, firms must have a turnover of up to £3million and be able to demonstrate how it has added significant value to its clients and across all service areas.
Mr Main, a director of the company, has been shortlisted in the Practitioner of the Year category – the only accountant from Scotland to make the final selection.
This award is designed to reward outstanding talent among accountants, and to be shortlisted they must show that they have acted above and beyond their role in helping develop either their clients or the practice.
Jim Stark, managing director of Stark Main and Co, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for both these awards, both for the firm and for Ian personally.
“We are proud of the relationships we have with clients and the achievements we have had in the last few years.”
He added: “This shortlisting follows on from our award in June at the Scottish Accountancy and Finance Awards 2014 for Small Accountancy Firm of the Year and Employer of the Year Award for the Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards.”
Mr Main said: “I am delighted to have been shortlisted for this award alongside a successful peer group from throughout the UK, but also that I am the only person shortlisted in Scotland.
“I truly believe that what we do for clients makes a difference for them and I am proud of the team who work at Stark Main.”