Stark Main scoop top award for excellence

The Practice Excellence Awards 2012 are more than just your average awards ceremony. Everyone who entered not only had a chance of winning one of four Practice Excellence awards, but everyone who took part will receive a personalised benchmarking report, providing valuable insight on their practice�"s performance, as evaluated by the people that matter most - their clients.''This year's event was hosted on Thursday 20 September in the eclectic surroundings of the London Film Museum.
The Practice Excellence Awards 2012 are more than just your average awards ceremony. Everyone who entered not only had a chance of winning one of four Practice Excellence awards, but everyone who took part will receive a personalised benchmarking report, providing valuable insight on their practice�"s performance, as evaluated by the people that matter most - their clients.''This year's event was hosted on Thursday 20 September in the eclectic surroundings of the London Film Museum.

SELKIRK’s award-winning chartered tax advisers and Accountant, Stark Main & Co, has scooped another national award, being named the overall winner in the Practice Excellence Award 2012.

Last month, director Ian Main picked up the accolade on behalf of the team.

The awards were judged on a number of key criteria which formed a three stage process.

z The first stage was an electronic satisfaction survey where 2,000+ clients UK wide were asked their opinions and Stark Main & Co were judged in the top 15 firms in the UK.

z Then a written submission was judged by an expert panel and the category sponsor Sage. Stark Main were then judged to be in the top three firms in the UK.

z Finally their submission was judged openly by users of the leading accountancy online forum Accountingweb. This final judging by fellow accountants completed the extremely rigorous process which results in a full 360 degree appraisal of skills and services offered by the Selkirk- based firm.

One of the expert judges, James Scanlan, head of Client Services Practiceweb, was said: “Stark Main & Co were a ‘stand out’ entrant in this year’s awards and should be very proud of what they have achieved. They continue to outperform the key benchmarks of practice excellence and are justifiably held in high regard nationally as a result.”

This award is the latest accolade to be picked up by the firm, including Scottish Borders Business Excellence Employer of the Year, UK Firm of the Year (Accountants Club), AVN UK Firm of the Year, Scottish Accountant of the Year finalist, and the firm has also been shortlisted for the major awards ceremony of the year – The British Accountancy Awards to be held next month in London.

Director Ian Main said: “I was honoured to receive this award on behalf of the full Stark Main team and, in particular, I am very grateful for the feedback received from our clients. We found the three stage process to be of real value in providing specific feedback and benchmarking against our competitors.”

To celebrate the award Stark Main & Co are offering a free profit review service for any growth ambitious businesses who would like to access some leading-edge advice on how to unlock their growth and maximise their results. These reviews are valued at £1,000 each and are available to the first 15 respondents to this offer. Interested parties should contact Ian Main on 01750 23900 or info@starkmain.co.uk