Whitley Stimpson’s Laura Adkins has been shortlisted for a Banbury Women in Business (BWIB) Award in the category for Inspirational Business Women.
The Awards recognise the achievements of professional business women in the town and Laura is one of only four business women shortlisted in the category sponsored by Jamie Briggs Removals & Storage. The winners will be announced at the BWIB annual conference on 10th December 2014.
Laura joined Whitley Stimpson’s Banbury office in 2005 and has since quickly progressed, last year becoming the firms second female partner. She works with small and medium sized businesses to help them grow by providing good quality financial advice from someone who really cares about their success. She also is the audit director for a number of the firm’s audit clients and also takes an active role in the continued growth and development of the firm with her role on the Human Resources, Marketing and Compliance committees.
Director Malcolm Higgs said this week: “Since joining Whitley Stimpson as a graduate, Laura’s performance and commitment to her growing client base has been exemplary making her a fantastic role model for female graduates seeking a progressive career in accountancy and business advice. Having female leaders working in professional services isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s a commercial imperative, and so as a firm we are proud to have role models like Laura, who inspire and lead our younger generation coming through the practice. We wish her luck for the awards.”
Whitley Stimpson has also just become a finalist in the prestigious British Accountancy Awards for its work in the community.