Newport-based Henry Howard Finance Group has been recognised as a Platinum Approved Employer for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The ACCA Approved Employer Programme recognises employers who place high values on staff training and development.

All ACCA Approved Employers have consistent standards globally and all members must prove that they are committed to ensuring their employees have the right skills, ethics and competences to add value and drive the business forward.

This latest accreditation marks another achievement in a year of record growth.

In 2018 alone HHF helped more than 8,000 businesses secure the asset, vendor or retail finance they need to move forward and grow, representing a year on year increase of 17 per cent.

Established in 1996, Henry Howard Finance now has more than 140 staff and has supported more than 30,000 businesses to date.

After securing a £120m asset finance facility from the British Business Bank, Henry Howard Finance has been able to offer businesses increased flexibility and adaptability in financing options.

Anne Williams, COO at Henry Howard Finance, said: “It is fantastic to achieve the highest level of accreditation from ACCA. This is a prestigious accolade for our company and means so much to us as a team. As well as helping with recruiting and retaining skilled staff, this also demonstrates to our customers and partners that we have high standards throughout our business.”