THERE were celebrations at accountants and business advisers Randall & Payne when it scooped a major national award.
The Stroud-based company won the Independent Firm of the Year – Wales and South West England in the 2012 British Accountancy Awards.
Among the highlights for the judges was R&P's profit growth in 2011/12 and its professionalism, reaching high standards in the UK200 quality assurance group.
Managing partner Ian Selwood said: "We are delighted. It is something we could not have achieved without everyone here being on board."
The judges also found R&P, which was a sponsor of the 2012 Stroud Life Business Awards, had notched up its best ever financial success in 133 years.