Preston accountants, Champion Accountants, has been shortlisted at the 2015 Lancashire Business Awards.

The company is vying for the title of ‘Best Financial Services Company’ [in Lancashire] at an award ceremony that celebrates excellence within the county’s business community.

Hosted by Downtown in Business, a total of 18 trophies will be handed out on Thursday 23 July 2015 during a gala dinner at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Blackburn.

Established in 1971, Champion Accountants now occupies four offices across the North West (Preston, Blackpool, Manchester and Chester) and acts as a trusted advisor for some of the region’s fastest-growing and brightest businesses.

The company offers a range of pro-active, affordable services that go beyond traditional accountancy and are perfectly tailored to suit the needs of start-ups and SMEs.

Ged Cosgrove, managing director at Champion Accountants, said: “We’ve worked hard to position ourselves as one of the region’s go-to business advice specialists, putting a real focus on providing companies with a high quality and reliable service and this shortlist is recognition of our efforts.”

A judging panel makes up 50 per cent of the final winners, with the remaining 50 per cent being decided by the public.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 26 June 2015 and can be cast via the Downtown in Business website.