Huddersfield-based member company Sheards Accountancy Ltd, have been awarded the prestigious Business of the Month prize for August, in partnership with the Chamber, Eaton Smith Solicitors LLP and UKTI.
This long established firm of chartered accountants, business and tax advisors, have been acting for family businesses and private individuals since as long ago as 1903 when the business was founded and remained within family ownership until 2002. The current owners and directors Kevin Winterburn and Carolyn Atkinson have since remodelled and rejuvenated the business allowing it to flourish and grow significantly.
Despite this long history though Sheards has taken great care to ensure that it is a modern innovative firm which can service the ever changing needs of a modern day client whilst still providing a highly personalised service primarily to SME’s in Huddersfield and surrounding areas. In addition the firm is well known for their proactive efforts in working on a number of initiatives that benefit the local community.
The judges chose Sheards as Business of the Month winner as it has a good track record in the local business community and has displayed good growth over recent years and new services have been launched. Staff numbers have increased and the firm is active in providing apprenticeships and, including the apprentices, five members of staff are going through training for qualifications. Coupling those facts with the charity support carried out and, amongst other things, volunteer work via the West Yorkshire Enterprise Agency, the firm is a worthy winner this month.
Director Kevin Winterburn said: ”At Sheards we are proud of our long history but are equally passionate about delivering a service that meets the requirements of today’s businesses. We are therefore delighted to have been awarded Business of the Month and that our hard work and dedication to our clients, employees and wider community has been recognised."