Ireland’s Advisory SME Finance Team of the Year – twice in a row

We won! Advisory Team of the Year – SME Finance – at the Irish Accountancy Awards 

It was smiles all-round on the night as the team at Paul O’Donovan and Associates beat off the other contenders to walk away with the SME Finance Advisory award for the second time in a row. 

Paul, who collected the award for our team on the night, said: “We are delighted to be in such prestigious company. The Irish Accountancy awards champion outstanding achievements across the accountancy profession; to be nominated for an award, let alone win, is a great accolade for our team.”

This award, sponsored by Permanent TSB, recognises finance advisory teams that have demonstrated a high level of professional advice to their SME clients, including success in relation to financing business growth projects up to €1M.

This is our second time winning the award, having first scooped the trophy in 2020, the last time the awards were held. Our ongoing success is down to an exceptional team who focus on excellence in customer service, said Paul.

“When our clients approach us with a project in mind, we objectively analyse the commercial rational of the transaction and advise our client  in plain English. Over the past 18 months we have solidified our position in the national corporate finance sector and our team have repeatedly proved our ability to deliver outstanding results. Winning the award is a huge recognition for our staff who have been working hard with SME clients through these challenging times.”

Launched in 2016, the Irish Accountancy Awards celebrate excellence in the accountancy profession in Ireland over the past year. The awards were held on Thursday September 1st at The Clayton Hotel in Dublin. 

In addition to taking home the trophy of “Advisory Team of the Year – SME Finance” for the second time in a row, we were also shortlisted as finalists in the “Medium Practice” and “Client Service” awards.

Paul said. “Over the last number of years, we have pushed and challenged ourselves to bring the best we can to everything we do. We can see the results of this hard work in our recent awards and in our business growth through referrals and repeat business. This is a testament to our high level of service and professionalism with our clients both long term and new.”

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