As a growing accountancy firm which plays an important role in the lives of its clients - as well as the local community - robinson+co has worked hard to earn this year’s Professional Services Business of the Year award.

robinson+co is an independent firm of chartered accountants and professional advisers who have been based in West Cumbria for more than 90 years.

The company provides expert knowledge to sole traders, limited companies and charities with services across finance, accountancy, and strategic business counsel.

With offices in Workington, Whitehaven, and Gosforth the company is committed to helping businesses succeed and realise their potential.

The accountancy practice works across a vast range of sectors including but not limited to, agriculture, retail, charity, and hospitality.

robinson+co employ over 30 members of staff, many of whom have been with the firm for decades. The company continues to provide internal and external training and education opportunities as the world of accountancy continues to adapt to the new digital age.

The company also works with Lakes College in Workington and has been building up a fantastic apprenticeship programme, enabling future talent to break into the industry sooner, with as many training and education opportunities as possible.

With over 2000 happy clients on their books, the practice has built up a fantastic rapport with clients, partners, and the wider business community.

The in-Cumbria judges said: “They demonstrated an outstanding level of professionalism and excellent service for their customers. They are growing their brand in an ever-changing environment and continue to develop their client base across the county.”

Peter Ellwood said: “We pride ourselves on professionalism and doing the job correctly. It feels special to be nominated, it’s not something we go out to do. We concentrate on offering a quality service to our clients.” He said the firm’s biggest asset was its staff and the award was recognition for all their hard work.

Runners up: Prospus Group

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