Awards and memberships
Client Service Firm of the Year
Sobell Rhodes was voted “Client Service Firm of the Year 2016/17 ” at the National Practice Excellence Awards.
The Practice Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate the very best firms in the accountancy profession. The judges said “Sobell Rhodes demonstrated that client service excellence is woven into the very fabric of its practice” and “They put clients at the heart of every business transaction and conversation.”
Investors in People
In September 2017, Sobell Rhodes was re-accredited with the IIP Gold Standard.
Only 1 in 50 of IIP accredited organisations receive the Gold Standard.
The judging panel commented “There is a clear commitment throughout Sobell Rhodes to deliver a strategy of consistent growth, the hiring and retaining of high quality people, ensuring that they are given the direction, development and opportunities conducive to success.”
British Independent Firm of the Year
After having won the South East and East of England category, Sobell Rhodes was voted national winner for all six regions of Great Britain as “British Independent Firm of the Year” at the British Accountancy Awards.
The British Accountancy Awards are the top awards for the accountancy profession and the “Independent Firm” category represents over 95% of all accountancy firms in Great Britain.
The judges said “Sobell Rhodes wowed the judges with its polished presentation and vast range of initiatives designed to drive performance. They also produced great evidence to back their claims, lifting them to the top of the tree.”
The National WOW! Awards
The WOW! Awards are the only national awards for customer service based solely on customer nominations.
The judges selected Sobell Rhodes as the winner two years running for our strong service procedures and high levels of client satisfaction.
UK Managing Partner of the Year
Andrew Rhodes was voted UK Managing Partner of the Year at the 2020 Innovation Awards.
These awards recognise where managing partners have made outstanding contributions to growth, development of new and innovative solutions and added value to clients of the practice.
Most Innovative Firm of the Year
Sobell Rhodes won the UK Most Innovative Accounting Firm award at the Annual 2020 Innovation Awards for Accountants of accounting firms with five and more partners. The award celebrates success and achievement with particular emphasis on innovation and creativity.
Medium Firm of the Year
Sobell Rhodes won the Accountancy Age Medium Firm of the Year. The Accountancy Age Awards recognise outstanding contributions by accountancy firms in the areas of practice and technology for UK businesses.
National Training Award
Sobell Rhodes has been awarded the National Training Award for the Greater London area 2 years running.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Sobell Rhodes is registered to carry out audit work and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Sobell Rhodes founded INAA, which is the world’s 12th largest international association of independent accounting firms.
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution
Our mediation team includes accredited mediators with CEDR which is the largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world, working to improve the way organisations prevent, manage and resolve conflict deadlock. We focus on quick and cost-effective solutions for clients to resolve disputes and improve communications.
Network of Independent Forensic Accountants
We are members of NIFA, as the representative member in Hertfordshire. NIFA is a network of independent forensic accounting practices providing Solicitors, Barristers and Insurance Companies with forensic accounting and litigation support services. All members are qualified Accountants as well as members of either the Academy of Experts or the Expert Witness Institute and are able to pool their considerable combined forensic accounting knowledge, expertise and resources.
The Academy of Experts
We are members of The Academy of Experts (TAE). The Academy is both a professional society and a qualifying body which provides a single source of qualified independent experts experienced in a wide range of professional, commercial and industrial disciplines from around the world. All Accredited Practicing Expert Witnesses undergo a rigorous vetting procedure to ensure standards of excellence are maintained.
The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation Volunteer of the Year
Sobell Rhodes partner Adam Shelley was named as winner of The Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation Volunteer of the year 2017, for his extraordinary dedication to the Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB), having worked as an adult volunteer youth leader with the organisation for 20 years.
Association of Accredited Strategic Advisers
Sobell Rhodes is an accredited strategic planning practice. This confirms we have undergone the necessary training and qualifications to utilise the suite of strategic planning and business improvement toolkits of The Complete Advisory Solution.
Xero Gold Partner
Our bookeeping and cloud accounting team are happy to announce that we are now a Xero Gold Partner, putting us in an even better position to help with our clients digital accounting needs.