We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the City of Manchester Business Awards (COMBAs).

The awards, now in their fifth year, are hosted by the Downtown in Business and celebrate the best in business across Greater Manchester.

The ceremony will take place on 26 March 2015 at Manchester Cathedral, where the firm, founded in 1971, will compete against a number of finalists in the Accountancy of the Year category.

A leading business advice specialist and Manchester accountancy practice, Champion 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: “Our team puts a real focus on providing clients with a high quality, reliable and trustworthy service and we are really pleased to be nominated in these prestigious awards.”

Sister company Champion Insurance Brokers is also a finalist in the Best Customer-Focused Business of the Year category.

Judges will make their decision by 16 February, which will make up 50 per cent of the vote, with the remaining 50 per cent being decided by an online public vote.

Voting closes on Friday 20 February 2015 and can be cast via the Downtown in Business website.