FPM Accountants were the inaugural winners of the new ‘Professional Services Firm of the Year’ category at the prestigious Northern Ireland BEFTA Business Awards in Belfast.
The awards, now in their 13th year and re-branded from the former UTV Business Eye Awards, were presented at a glittering ceremony attended by a 600 strong business audience at ICC Belfast. Sponsored by First Trust Bank, the awards honoured companies and business leaders across 18 different categories, rewarding growth, innovation and commitment to CSR, the environment and people development.
Describing the calibre of those shortlisted, Richard Buckley, Editor of Business Eye commented, “We had a record-breaking entry in 2018 and both the scale and quality of that entry illustrates the strength of the local business sector.”
Speaking at the awards, Adrian Moynihan, Head of First Trust Bank said;
“The BEFTAs are Northern Ireland’s longest running business awards and are an opportunity to celebrate the stand-out organisations and leaders in our business community, while very importantly recognising the value of their achievements to our economy and wider society.
Everyone who has been shortlisted and our winners should be very proud of their achievements.
The event is also an important platform to beat the drum for the Northern Ireland business community and given the uncertain times we live in, politically and economically, we must ensure our voices are heard loud and clear at this critical time of Brexit negotiations.”