The Truro based accountancy firm Whyfield is celebrating the news that they have been shortlisted for two separate Cornwall Business Awards, one for Best Place to Work and the other for Managing Director Laura Whyte as Business Leader of the Year.

Also, for the first time ever, the Business of the Year will be decided by a public vote.  If you think we have what it takes to win, you can vote for us here

The award ceremony itself will be held at St Mellion on Thursday 27th June but this year overall winners will not be announced until after a Dragon’s Den style pitch process has take place in mid June.

Organised and hosted by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub, this event has a reputation for recognising the very best that the business community of Cornwall has to offer. Alongside Whyfield, other nominees this year include the organic clothing range Frugi, leading software developer Bluefruit and internationally renowned Flann Microwave.

Not many women start up their own accountancy firms and even fewer are set up by women in their 20’s, but that’s exactly what Laura Whyte and Roxane Neave did. The two of them identified that the world was changing from analogue to digital and that the accountancy industry would have to make the shift as well.

Commenting on the news, Whyfield Managing Director, Laura Whyte said: “Being shortlisted for Business Leader of the Year is obviously flattering but the one that makes me most proud is the shortlisting for Best Place to Work. Roxane and I went out of our way to build a business that people want to work for, after all we spend a fair amount of time there. A business isn’t about the building, it’s about the people that work there and this shortlisting is recognition of what we set out to do. We wish everyone shortlisted the best of luck!”

 

For further information please contact:

martyn.king@fuelcommunications.com

Tel: 01752 426333

 

Whyfield team