Staff at one of Cumbria’s leading accountancy firms Lamont Pridmore are celebrating after it was named as the Best Business to Work For in the UK at the National Family Business Awards.
Organised by one of the UK’s largest networks of family-run companies, Family Business Place, the awards were launched afresh this year having previously being known as the Red Ribbon Awards.
In 2015, Lamont Pridmore proudly won the same category at the awards, but this year it stormed to victory not only winning the national award, but also coming home from the ceremony at Wembley Stadium in London with awards in the North West regional category.
These included Best Business to Work For (regional), Big Heart for its contribution to charities and the community and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Graham Lamont, the firm’s Chief Executive.
The annual awards recognise the UK’s most exciting, innovative and successful family-owned businesses and regularly sees thousands of entries a year, ranging from Scottish food business through to engineering firms in the South West.
Speaking about the firm’s wins at the prestigious national awards, Graham said: “We are delighted to have come away from this fantastic evening with so many trophies.
“We take great pride in being a family run business and we know first-hand the benefits it offers us as a firm, but it is wonderful to have this recognised on a national stage.
“I am particularly flattered to have won the Lifetime Achievement Award and I would like to thank all of my family, my partners and all my colleagues for the ongoing support they have given me.”
Lamont Pridmore has a long association with family businesses and earlier this year produced research with Family Business Place to highlight the strengths of the sector and the future issues it faces.
Chris Lamont, Partner at Lamont Pridmore, said: “Family businesses play a vital role in the British economy and we have tailored many of our products and services to address their specific business and personal needs.
“Our unique perspective as a family-run firm of accountants means we are able to understand the issues other family businesses face and that business decisions are often complicated by personal relationships. These awards will help us to cement our strong position as one of the UK’s top family practices.”
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