Cwmbran accountancy firm Green & Co has won a national award for a second time in four years.

Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors has beaten firms across all of Wales and the Midlands to win the title of Independent Firm of the Year at the 2017 British Accountancy Awards, held at the London Hilton Park Lane.

It is the second win for the firm after scooping the award back in 2014; although previously the category covered Wales only, not the Midlands as with the recent award.

Barrie Kenyon, partner at Green & Co, said: “It is a great honour for us to be acknowledged, once again, with such a prestigious accolade. It shows the hard work and dedication of all our staff to continue to provide our clients with the best service and advice possible. Our business has developed hugely since we last won the award. With the advent of cloud-based accounting and Making Tax Digital on the horizon, accountancy is taking a bigger role when it comes to helping clients run their business.”

He said: “We have focused on developing unique services to offer to clients to enable them to achieve their business and personal goals. We seek to add value by working alongside our clients to help them grow their business and minimise both their personal and corporate tax."

More than 750 guests from accountancy practices all over the country attended the ceremony, which was hosted by comedian and TV personality Hugh Dennis.

The British Accountancy Awards recognises firms which have provided the highest quality of service to their clients. The judging criteria for this award looked at how the firm's services have been fundamental in enabling their clients to achieve their business goals. The judges noted that: “Green & Co presented strong strategic planning across many areas of the business. They also have a really positive attitude towards work/life balance.”

Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors specialise in business growth and tax minimisation for businesses across Wales and the South West of England.