Sheards Chartered Accountants have been shortlisted for an award in the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2019, alongside some of the most prominent firms in Yorkshire.
With a 19-strong team who have been established as a local family business for over 100 years, they have been shortlisted for the Independent Firm of the Year award.
Based in Huddersfield, Sheards are an innovative, forward-thinking digital accountancy firm who specialise in cloud accounting and moving clients into the digital age; with a vast experience of products such as QuickBooks, Sage, Xero and Kashflow.
Last year the firm implemented several initiatives to enhance their relationships with clients and engage with the local business community. They host regular business and seminar networking events under the ‘Connection’ banner, in which they invite guest speakers to cover a chosen business topic.
These events provide the delegates with the opportunity to network, while attending an informative speaker session. Recent Connection events have covered topics such as Making Tax Digital, Customer Service, Sales & Retention, Property Tax Pitfalls, and Research and Development Tax Relief. Clients were also invited to business mentor workshops with Natasha McCreesh from Pip to Grow Strong, to support personal and professional development.
Speaking about the shortlisting, Director, Carolyn Atkinson commented:
“This is an exciting time for us. As a local firm, it is a real honour to have got this far in the process, and I am immensely proud of the whole team for the dedication and hard work they have demonstrated, enabling us to be one of Huddersfield’s most trusted accountants.”
Sheards’ services range from accounting, bookkeeping and tax services, to business support and tax planning; working with all types of businesses, and have extensive experience in a number of different sectors.