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Enterprise award for local accountancy firm

By Lorna Thompson

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A LOCAL accountancy firm has been awarded a prestigious business award for its accountancy and tax work.

Goldwells, which has offices in Buckie, Elgin and Nairn, has received the 2021 Scottish Enterprise Awards’ Best Business Accounting and Tax Firm – Northern Scotland award.

Organised by SME News, the awards celebrate the success of small and medium-sized businesses.

Goldwells, which has been advising businesses, contractors, freelancers, and sole traders since 2002, has grown over the last two decades and now has eight offices throughout north Scotland, offering accounting and business advisory services, bookkeeping, payroll, VAT and tax support.

Goldwells managing director Gary Addison said: "We are, of course, delighted to win the Best Business Accounting and Tax Firm for Northern Scotland award, particularly as we were nominated by a satisfied client.

"2020 was indeed a challenge for all businesses in the UK, and our hard-working team has supported many businesses who were concerned about their business finances when faced with continual lockdowns and reduced income.

"However, the spirit of the Scots has been evident as so many managers and business owners have worked hard to protect their businesses – and ultimately their staff, through a variety of grants, funds and financing schemes.

Accountant Ranald McDonald, from Goldwells' Elgin and Buckie offices.
Accountant Ranald McDonald, from Goldwells' Elgin and Buckie offices.

"Tough decisions have been made over the last year, but we can see from our clients that there is a strong desire to get working again, and get the economy, and life in general, moving again.

"It is important to say that winning this award is down to the Goldwells team. All eight offices have been working extremely hard offering vital support to busy company owners and directors.

"Every office has a great team of people who have been working well together even though they are working from home and physically distanced. We all look forward to getting back together as soon as we can."

Awards co-ordinator Kaven Cooper said: "Navigating the global pandemic alongside juggling uncertainty and keeping up to date with the latest news, businesses had a tough time in 2020.

"However, the Scottish entrepreneurial spirit has shown itself to be a tough beast indeed, weathering the storm of 2020 and emerging into the year ahead scarred but by no means beaten.

"It is an honour to recognise businesses of all sizes who find success – more so this year than any other before. I offer a heartfelt and sincere congratulations to all of those recognised and hope they have a prosperous year ahead."

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