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Big win for Smith Cooper as firm scoops Medium Accountancy Firm of the Year award

Alliott Group's Midlands accounting firm member Smith Cooper dominated the ICAEW annual awards last week, picking up two of the six awards on offer

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) East Midlands rewarded outstanding talent and potential at their annual award and dinner held on 17 March 2017.  

The prestigious event, to which over 250 chartered accountants and guests were invited, saw six awards handed out that recognized the creme de la creme of the accountancy profession in the East Midlands. 

Scooping two of the six awards, Smith Cooper, Alliott Group's UK Midlands member, and currently 54 in Accountancy Age’s Top 50 + 50 UK’s top accounting firms, won the "Medium Accountancy Firm of the Year" award. On top of this, Managing Partner James Bagley, won the award for the Young Chartered Accountant of the Year.

The much sought after Medium Accountancy Firm of the Year award follows a successful year for the firm during which they have won the SME Deal of the Year and SME Advisory Team of the Year awards at the Insider Dealmaker Awards, and were nominated as finalists in both the Insolvency Team of the Year and Insolvency Manager of the Year awards at the prestigious TRI Awards.


James Bagley scoops Young Chartered Accountant of the Year award

The Young Chartered Accountant of the Year award recognizes the excellence of young accounting professionals.  James Bagley (pictured above, right) joined Smith Cooper as a graduate and worked his way through the ranks becoming Managing Partner of the firm at the age of just 33. James was recognized for his quick progression, the work he has done for clients and the success of his role at Smith Cooper where he is responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the firm and their group companies.

Bagley comments: “I’m immensely proud of the growth that Smith Cooper has achieved and to win the award of Young Chartered Accountant of the Year is a great achievement, however, I couldn’t have done it without the support of the Smith Cooper team [...] to be recognised for our efforts by such high calibre judges and our Professional Body is tremendous feeling."