AN ACCOUNTANCY firm with a Swindon office has won a top accolade.

Chartered accountants and business advisers Haines Watts have been voted Accountancy Firm of the Year at the annual FDs’ Excellence Awards.

The 15th largest accountancy firm in the UK, has teams all over the country including offices in Swindon and Trowbridge.

Swindon officer's managing partner Mike Lloyd said: “It’s immensely satisfying to be recognised by the people and the businesses that we all support. Our clients are the opinion holders that really matter.

"We have always prided ourselves on being locally based with access to a national network of specialists which is why you always see the words ‘local matters, national strength,’ next to our name.”

The national awards were created in 2001 to recognise exceptional finance directors, lenders and advisors across the UK.

This year’s winners were announced at an annual Finance Leaders’ Summit in London..

The firm beat tough competition from the other finalists for the honour which included Deloitte, Grant Thornton UK, KPMG, PwC and RSM.