Bondholder PKF Cooper Parry has scooped the Most Innovative Practice of the Year - mid-tier firm award at The British Accountancy Awards 2016.
The Most Innovative Practice of the Year award was introduced to recognise the accountancy practice adopting the most unique and distinctive approach to its organisational structure and its approach to client service provision.
A panel of 20 judges were tasked with assessing the firm’s services against three key criteria - culture, technology and measurable success impact – across a three-stage process.
The judges were also on the look-out for the use of innovative techniques, resources or technologies used to acquire and retain clients and develop professionalism within the firm.
The judges described PKF Cooper Parry’s HQ as a ‘funky workspace, designed to empower people’ and said the firm is ‘always thinking of ways to be new and unlike anyone else’.
Ade Cheatham, CEO of PKF Cooper Parry, said: “We’re a great example of how a business can break the mould by putting people at its core and we’re thrilled to have been recognised by our peers for our commitment to making a change.
“We were up against some stiff competition, but have worked hard to create a culture and philosophy based around providing fulfilling employment for people and creating an environment that people are proud to be part of,”