HLB International was celebrating with the announcement that two member firms were successful at this year's Tolley Taxation Awards.
Menzies won in the Best Tax Team in a National Firm Category. This award is open to tax teams in national firms outside the Big 4. It is for teams which are not covered by any of the specific awards, such as tax investigation team or international team. We would expect that most entrants will be teams which specialise in business or corporate tax, but we would also welcome entries from mixed tax teams, specialist teams who fall outside one of the specific categories, or the entirety of a firm’s tax practice.
Richard Godmon, Tax Partner at Menzies commented "I’m delighted for the Menzies tax team, simply being shortlisted was independent acknowledgement of the quality of the team, but to win is just incredible! All the hard work that they have put in, and continue to put in, as we strive to provide a brilliant service to our clients, has been worthwhile.”
Hazelwoods won in the Tax Practice in a Regional Firm Category. This award is for tax and accountancy firms which, while not having a national presence, operate from more than one office and provide a general tax service direct to clients (tax consultancy teams have a specialist category). Judges looked for levels of service, growth, innovation and/or client satisfaction which mark this practice out from their peers.
Nick Haines, Partner and head of Hazlewoods tax team said: “I am delighted that the Hazlewoods Tax Team have won this award. It is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the great work the team consistently produces. Everyone works tremendously hard to demystify tax for our clients and take the administrative burden away from them. We constantly strive to be the best and winning this award gives the team the recognition they deserve."
The Taxation Awards launched in 2001 and have become recognised as marks of excellence within the tax sector.