Screen Shot 2015-05-15 at 14.21.12Accountancy firm Baker Tilly, which has offices in Newcastle, has won a top national award for services to small businesses.

The firm was named best accountancy firm for smaller companies at the annual Finance Director’s Excellence Awards which took place at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.

The award, which was presented to Baker Tilly for services to companies with turnovers of below £25m, was based on the responses to a satisfaction survey sent to more than 1700 finance directors in UK firms. Baker Tilly beat off stiff competition from rival firms by achieving a client satisfaction score of 8.9 out of 10.

The FD Excellence awards programme for the UK’s best finance directors and their service providers was created by Real Business in 2004 and is held in association with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), and supported by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Commenting on the award win, Steve Railton, Managing Partner at Baker Tilly North East said:

‘We place a high priority on providing excellent client care and we are absolutely delighted to win this award which recognises the hard work of all of our partners and staff right across the country. What’s particularly special about this award is that it’s decided on by finance directors themselves, so it’s very gratifying to get such a positive endorsement from our counterparts in industry.’