Aspire’s Head of Finance, Craig Hart, won the New Accountant of the Year Award at the North East Accountancy Awards 2014.
Craig, who joined Aspire in August 2012 after qualifying as a chartered accountant, said: “I’m really proud to have won this award, not just for myself but for the Aspire team. And I’m thrilled to have won in the New Accountant category as it shows how far I’ve come since joining the company.
“I love working at Aspire as I have such a varied role where I can get involved with all aspects of the business. As well as overseeing the accounts, I also look for new business opportunities and help Aspire plan for the future.”
Nigel Begg, Managing Director of Aspire, added:
“We’re delighted Craig has won such a prestigious award. He’s a fantastic asset to the company and really dedicated to his job so it’s great that he’s been recognised for his talents.
“Craig has really bought into our values at Aspire and is always seeking new ways to improve the business. He’s passionate about seeing the company grow and has gone the extra mile time and time again. We’re very proud of him.”
The North East Accountancy Awards were held at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead (June 26) and were hosted by BBC Breakfast News presenter Colin Briggs. TV personality, explorer and marine biologist Monty Halls delivered the after dinner keynote speech.
The awards recognise excellence within the fields of finance, accounting and tax from all industry sectors operating within the North East.