PRLog - March 15, 2012 - CAMBRIDGE, U.K. -- The Awards attracted over 100 nominations from around the world across 13 categories and were judged by an independent panel of specialists drawn from the accounting profession.
Only two of the awards related to networks of independent accounting firms: Kreston was awarded ‘Rising Star Network’ and PwC won ‘Network of the Year’, having regained its position as the world’s largest network.
At the London ceremony, IAB Editor, Arvind Hickman, said: “Kreston posted solid growth of 5% but what really impressed judges is Kreston’s successful transition from an association to a network. This involves rolling a common audit methodology, common quality control and an audit firm inspection programme. It’s a massive undertaking, and Kreston and its global membership was recently welcomed to the Forum of Firms for its efforts”.
Paul Chapman, Managing Partner for PEM, said: “This is the first time ever that awards have been directed at global performance. There are over 20 international accounting networks and we are delighted Kreston International was selected. The Award recognises the commitment of PEM and all the Kreston member firms to delivering high quality transnational services in an efficient and seamless manner”.
The Award was collected by members of the Kreston International Executive Team - pictured are Andrew Collier, Joanne Morris, Emma Perkins, Melloney Pritchard and Jon Lisby, CEO.
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Notes to Editors:
• Peters Elworthy & Moore (PEM) is one of the leading independent firms of accountants, tax and business advisers in the East Anglia region, with 14 Partners and 140 staff. www.pem.co.uk
• PEM is within the top 60 in the UK, providing financial strategies for success.
• Kreston International is a global network of accounting firms, each of which is a separate and independent entity and as such has no liability for the acts or omissions of any member firms. Currently ranking as the 13th largest in the world, Kreston now covers 98 countries with 600 offices providing a resource of over 19 000 professional and support staff and generating aggregate fee revenues of US$1.8b.