North East accountancy firm takes flight

December 1, 2015

Stephen Paul of Valued Accountancy reflects on a productive 2015 and unveils the secrets to the firm’s success

In the space of four years, Consett-based accountancy firm Valued has really strengthened its position in the market place and experienced tremendous growth.

On the back of winning a number of prestigious industry awards at the beginning of 2015, the company has grown its client base to over 600 nationally and has more than trebled the size of its workforce in the last 12 months.

Founder, Stephen Paul, says: “At a time when some companies have reported difficult financial and market conditions, we have been able to report one of our strongest performing years.”

The company provides accountancy, consultancy and business support services and is one of four Practice Studio Partners in the UK offering consultancy and training by implementing software on behalf of Xero – the cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses.

Another strand to Value Accountancy’s offering is the ability to advise other accountants on Xero add-on technology, which offers a multitude of benefits and has quickly become an exciting aspect of the business.

The company provides a wide range of services to businesses which are customised to meet their individual needs and aims to ensure that businesses benefit from improved efficiencies.

Earlier this year, Valued Accountancy won the Xero Overall Accounting Partner of the Year at the ‘Xerocon’ awards.

The company has also won a number of other top industry awards including Xero’s Fastest Growing Partner and the 2020 Group Small Practitioner of the Year award.

But what is the secret to its success?

Stephen, who has more than 20 years’ experience in accountancy, says: “I think there are a number of factors why the company has achieved what it has in such a short space of time. First and foremost, we have always stayed true to our roots. We are passionate about the North East and helping the local economy.  We have been fortunate to bring in employees with the right knowledge, skills and attributes that our clients not only need but expect to receive.

“We are transparent in the way we run our business right down to the fact that we publish all of our prices on our website.

“We pride ourselves in delivering an open and honest service to our clients and we support our clients and help them to grow their businesses.

“Finally, we treat all our clients the same. Regardless of if they are a sole trader or an organisation with a multi-million pound turnover, we respect every one of them and try to add value to their business.

“We are already looking forward to next year with some exciting projects in the pipeline.”


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