Finance Awards 2020

2 | Finance Awards 2020 Contents Welcome to the Finance Awards 2020 SME News are delighted to announce the return of the SME Finance Awards through which they aim to give recognition to those in the finance industry who have continually shown excellence and outstanding expertise in the past year. Small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2018 and 99.9% were small or medium-sized. Due to financial difficulties being one of the most common issues business both small and large businesses face, there is no denying that the finance industry – not limited to accountancy services, business loans, and personal finance advice – provides the cornerstone for businesses in today’s market to flourish. This is proven through the fact that in 2017, 38% of SMEs used a type of external finance in order to keep their dream alive. This can come from a variety of sources including venture capital companies or investment specialists. There are also many other examples of companies looking to outside their company for financial advice, such as bookkeeping and payroll experts, because business owners simply do not have the time to do this internally. Laura Brookes | Senior Editor +44 (0) 20 3970 0052 4. Oakmount & Partners Ltd: Best Fixed-Income & Investment Specialists 2020 6. Rhino Trade Insurance: Best Tradesman Insurance Broker 2020 8. Options Mortgage Centre Blackpool: Most Dedicated Mortgage & Protection Advisors - North West England 9. Jones & Co: You’re in even safer hands 10. Phoenix True Potential Ltd.: Judith Phoenix-Meese: Best Executive CV Writer & Career Coach 2020 11. Husky: Best Workplace Pension Compliance Solution 2020 12. Tatton Consulting Ltd: Best Grant Consultancy Firm 2020 13. Chapelle Consulting: Best Risk Management Advisory & Training Firm - Europe 14. Tax Spot Group: Best Accounting & Tax Advisory Service - West London 15. Quantum R&D Tax Ltd: SME Tax Practice of the Year 2020 16. Tavistock Private Client Ltd: Boutique IFA Firm of the Year – England & Most Outstanding in Tax Efficient Investing - England 17. Camdor Global Advisors: Most Innovative Investment& Risk Advisory 2020 18. Themis Wealth Management: Financial Planners of the Year - Cornwall 19. Venn Wealth Management Ltd: Best Wealth Management Firm - Devon 20. The Z2 Group Ltd: Most Trusted Business Accountants - Hertfordshire 21. Accounted For Ltd: Best Business Accountancy Firm - South Wales 22. Limestone Mortgages: Stone-Cold Success!