The Executive Insight programme launched by accounting and business advisory firm HURST to help entrepreneurs drive growth in their companies has been shortlisted for a top national award.
Executive Insight is a finalist in the mid-tier firm innovation of the year category at the 2018 British Accountancy Awards.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel on London’s Park Lane on Wednesday, September 26.
HURST launched Executive Insight earlier this year to offer exclusive events and inspiring content to north west entrepreneurs.
The programme has so far featured keynote speakers Lord David Blunkett, the former Labour Home Secretary, Greater Manchester MP Sir Graham Brady, who is the influential chairman of the 1922 committee of Conservative backbenchers, and Will Butler-Adams, the managing director of fast-growing Brompton Bicycle.
Edwina Currie will be the next guest speaker, at an event in October.
Other events planned include a tour of Bentley Motors’ factory in Crewe and workshops for companies looking to do business overseas.
The Executive Insight website features thought leadership articles on key topics, and under the programme entrepreneurs have access to a panel of expert advisers.
The initiative is open to business owners and entrepreneurs whose companies turn over at least £5m a year. Events are free to attend.
Simon Brownbill, partner and director of practice development at HURST, said:
“We support some of the region’s best-known entrepreneurs and Executive Insight is helping to develop their knowledge and give them an opportunity to mix with like-minded people.
“We’re delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award.”