OBSERVER AND GAZETTE BUSINESS AWARDS Sponsor urges start-ups to enter our awards

Spofforths' Partner Ian Burrows
Spofforths' Partner Ian Burrows

SPOFFORTHS, a firm of chartered accountants and professional advisers, is ‘delighted’ to sponsor the Start-Up category.

Partner Ian Burrows said: “Spofforths decided to sponsor the Start-up Award for the second year running, because we believe that entrepreneurs deserve recognition for their efforts.

“Launching a successful business, with a solid foundation, in the current economic climate is really challenging. We encourage fledgling businesses to enter this award category as it the perfect chance to raise their profile.

“The winner of the award will receive some great exposure and it is sure to open up new opportunities.

“At Spofforths we provide business support services and advice to a number of young companies, new partnerships and sole traders.

“Our aim is to assist new businesses and provide them with expert advice that will help them to develop successfully and improve profitability.

“We work alongside them, reviewing business plans and helping them to adapt to new challenges as the business grows.”

For more on the firm and the work it does with new businesses, visit