Why do we enter awards?

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As a company we encourage our members to enter awards and as company we practice what we preach! So AVN entered the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK.

We encourage our members to enter awards because its a great opportunity to reflect on what you have done. We are often too involved in the day to day dealings of our business to appreciate the efforts our teams put in everyday and the impact we can have on our clients.

A reflection of 20 years

As part of the process we got to apply and recognise not only what we have done over the last 12 months but reflect on almost 20 years. We have been changing Accountancy practices to achieve the aspirations of their owners. Deliver better and more transparent services to their clients and in turn their families.

Whilst some decisions are never easy we have helped some of our members actually understand why they are in business and what it means to them personally. A very different journey for them all, a journey that constantly changes. Helped them get the most out of their teams and work out who is right for the journey.

A personal journey

Whilst some of our members may look for practice growth while in their 20’s. This may change into their 30’s as young families come along and time is a more precious commodity. During their 40’s they may start to look to their future and design a practice that can let you do what you enjoy. Into their 50’s they may start thinking about passing the practice on to up and coming team or family members and starting to take it easy.

The reality is a personal journey, one member I work with is in his 70’s and not thinking about retiring, its not about the money it is about a sense of pride, ownership… its what he wants from his practice and gives him enjoyment everyday.

Having been around for nearly 20 years, it is nice to see people come back. They take the ideas and practices we have shown them and build a successful business, but they want to be challenged more and develop new skills. They raise the bar time and time again and turn to AVN to support them in their endeavours. It with a sense of pride we see these practices change and can be their to support them.

Why did we choose Lloyds Bank National Business Awards?

Well, it has been described as the “Oscars for Business” by David Cameron. Looking back at the previous entrants we are truly in prestigious company and to be a Finalist is a mighty achievement, completely down to such an amazing team we have. Including a few that have moved on to new challenges, but have supported us and wished us well in the “Enabler of the year” award.

So on the eve of the awards dinner it felt right to reflect. Awards are great for raising your profile. Making you stand out from the crowd and giving you a great marketing angle. But to be honest its about making a difference day in day out to your clients.

Good luck to all the entrants for the Lloyds Bank Business Awards 2017, The Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler of the Year.

The finalists

  • Altia-ABM @altiasolutions
  • Avalara Europe @vatlive
  • Volo Commerce @volocommerce
  • Gatwick Airport @gatwick_airport
  • Close Brothers Retail Finance @closebrothersrf
  • Give A Grad A Go @giveagradago
  • Mobysoft @mobysoft
  • DCSL Software @dcslsoftware
  • Radius Payment Solutions

The sponsor

And also a big thank you to the sponsors Vonage @vonage @nexmo.


Article Source: James Miller

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