We’re so proud to announce that our very own managing director Laura Whyte is up for three, yes three, national awards next month!
First up, on 6 December, Laura and Rox will be will be attending the House of Commons to find out whether Laura has won the International Association of Bookkeepers’ (IAB) Small Business Mentor of the Year award. Over the past 2 years alone she has personally committed over 200 hours of time to an Unlocking Potential programme in Cornwall to help local people to develop ideas and grow businesses.
Her support work includes cashflow forecasting, bookkeeping, balance sheets, profit and loss, management accounts, financial ratios, survival budgeting and of course accounting software. The idea behind the programme is to work closely with those people that show real growth potential that in turn will contribute to a stronger local economy. The category also recognises the mentoring provided to all Whyfield staff on personal career plans.
The following evening our directors will be off to Wembley Stadium for the National Women’s Awards where Laura is shortlisted for both Business Owner of the Year and Business Woman of the Year.
Judges identified that 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 and Rox have done here at Whyfield. Judges also recognised Laura’s foresight in identifying 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, Laura said: “Being shortlisted for these three awards makes me hugely proud but that’s not just a pride in myself personally, it’s more about a pride in the company that Rox and I have set up and the amazing, hard working team that work around us here at Whyfield.”