A Newport-based VAT consultancy is celebrating after triumphing at the annual International Finance Awards.

Centurion VAT Specialist Ltd, which is based in Langstone, was awarded with the Best UK Boutique VAT Consultancy Firm at the Wealth & Finance INTL’s 2015 Finance Awards, which celebrate the service, skill and dedication of individuals and firms across a multitude of financial disciplines and sizes.

The awards were judged by Centurion’s industry peers with more than 500,000 individuals from the financial sector casting their votes across a range of categories.

Centurion stood out for the dedication they show to their clients as well as the growth they’ve experienced, deemed especially impressive for a small agency.

Liz Maher, director at Centurion, said: “Winning this award is a fantastic achievement for everyone at Centurion, highlighting our high standards of service and the outstanding dedication of our team. The award is testament to Centurion’s growing reputation within the industry.

“We’ve worked harder than ever in recent years, and our unique approach of targeting specific sectors with training and forums reaped dividends.”

Centurion VAT Specialists was established in 1998 and was originally set up to work alongside the University of Wales, Newport. It has since grown to include five senior level VAT practitioners with over 145 years of experience combined and can offer expertise in sectors including education, third sector, house associations and manufacturing.

With offices in Newport and Bristol, Centurion’s aim is to build on its existing reputation to become the largest independent VAT consultancy in Wales and the South West.