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"Sobell Rhodes was a clear winner in a very strong field."

Client Service Award (Medium and Large Firms) 2023

The judging panel at the Accounting Excellence Awards said this about our firm's outstanding client service performance, "Sobell Rhodes was a clear winner in a very strong field. All our judges praised the firm's regular

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Awesome Service Meetings, plus its clear focus on values and rewarding the behaviours that lead to client satisfaction."

1 of only 2 accounting firms attaining IIP Platinum

Investors in People – Platinum Standard

Investors in People accreditation is regarded as the leading award in the UK and 66 other countries, for recognising organisations that are great places to work. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation.

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Sobell Rhodes is 1 of only 2 UK accounting firms attaining this.

Last year was truly a breakout year for Mark

Breakout Star Of The Year at the National Accounting Excellence Awards 2022

Mark Rhodes was awarded the Breakout Star Of The Year at the National Accounting Excellence Awards for 2022.

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The judges commented “Consisting of tech, personality and personal drive, the judges all agreed Mark's entry not only showed strong metrics for his firm but his clients too. Last year was truly a breakout year for him”

Sobell Rhodes wowed the judges

British Independent Firm of the Year

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.

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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.”

Innovation and creativity winners

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.

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The award celebrates success and achievement with particular emphasis on innovation and creativity.

client service excellence regognised

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.

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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.”

The top Accounting Excellence Award for people performance

Investing in People Award

This is the top Accounting Excellence Award for firms who foster talent, support career progression, achieve excellence through their people's performance and motivate their team to deliver exceptional service.

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The award was presented to Sobell Rhodes at the Accounting Excellence Awards 2021 recognising the success and performance of the best and brightest UK accountants.

Client satisfaction winners

The National WOW! Awards

The WOW! Awards are a national award for customer service based on customer nominations. The judges selected Sobell Rhodes as the winner two years running for strong service procedures and high levels of client satisfaction.

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Outstanding contributions to growth

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...

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...solutions and added value to clients of the practice.

Contribution to technology recognised

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.

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Winners 2 years running

National Training Award

Sobell Rhodes has been awarded the National Training Award for the Greater London area 2 years running.

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Member Firm

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Sobell Rhodes LLP is a member firm of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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Founder members


Sobell Rhodes founded INAA (International association of independent accounting firms), which is the world’s 12th largest international association of independent accounting firms.

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Accredited mediators

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

Our mediation team includes accredited mediators with CEDR, the largest conflict management and resolution consultancy in the world, working to improve the way organisations prevent, manage and resolve conflict deadlock.

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We focus on quick and cost-effective solutions for clients to resolve disputes and improve communications.

Accredited Practicing Expert Witnesses

The Academy of Experts

Sobell Rhodes are members of The Academy of Experts (TAE) which is both a professional society and a qualifying body. TAE provides a single source of qualified independent experts.

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These experts are 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.

Dedication to charity

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),

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Adam having worked as an adult volunteer youth leader with the organisation for 20 years.

Accredited in strategic planning

Association of Accredited Strategic Advisers

Sobell Rhodes is an accredited strategic planning practice, confirmed to have undergone the necessary training and qualifications by the Association of Accredited Strategic Advisers.

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This confirms that Sobell Rhodes can utilise the suite of strategic planning and business improvement toolkits of The Complete Advisory Solution.

Xero top accreditation

Xero Gold Partner

Our bookeeping and cloud accounting team are happy to announce that we are a Xero Gold Partner, putting us in an even better position to help with our clients digital accounting needs.

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