A MORPETH accountancy firm has scored a first after reaching the gold standard.
Tait Walker, which has a branch in Manchester Street, secured the gold status in the Investors In People (IIP) awards.
It is the only accountancy practice in mainland Britain to achieve this status.
The award places it in the top one pe rcent of UK businesses who hold the IIP accreditations.
Managing partner David Arthur said: “Going for Investors In People accreditation is a large commitment and investment for the practice, but to think that Tait Walker is the only accountancy practice in mainland Britain to hold the Gold Standard is a significant achievement for the partners and the rest of the team.
“I believe this latest success reflects our forward-thinking approach and the investment we make in developing the skills of our employees at every level.
“It also demonstrates to clients and those wishing to work with Tait Walker that we achieve and maintain high standards. All of which combine to ensure that we provide them with the high levels of service they have come to expect.”
Tara Bilton, the Head of Marketing and Communications at idg, the official partner for IIP in the region, said: “Tait Walker should be proud of its achievements and act as an inspiration to others in the industry.”