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 – Platinum Standard

Platinum is the highest level of accreditation within the Investors in People quality standard. Only 2% of accredited organisations achieve Platinum and Sobell Rhodes is one of the only accountancy firms in England to do so.   

Investors in People accreditation is regarded as the leading award in the UK and in 66 countries around the world, for recognising organisations that are great places to work, due to the excellent support, management and training they provide to their people.

Paul Devoy, the CEO of Investors in People commented “Sobell Rhodes achieving Platinum accreditation is an incredible achievement and a remarkable effort for any organisation. You should be so proud. Everyone at Investors in People is so impressed, many congratulations.”  

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.

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.