Staff and Directors at one of Leeds’s leading firms, Thomas Coombs, are celebrating after Peter Sawrij was named Yorkshire Accountant of the Year by the 2022 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards.

With almost two decades of experience supporting firms across Yorkshire, Peter has played a significant role in the development of Thomas Coombs.

Judges at the awards, which were celebrated at a grand ceremony at the New Dock Hall in Leeds, were particularly impressed by Peter’s support of clients during the pandemic and his role in helping other accountants in the practice by offering a safe, nurturing working environment.

As a director of the firm, Peter has also helped to lead the creation of several new services within Thomas Coombs, including the launch of Thomas Coombs Wealth Management – a dedicated financial planning service for clients.

The organisers of the awards said: “The winner of Yorkshire Accountant of the Year is highly innovative and dedicated to clients. They led impressively on a change to flexible working and a wealth management initiative that is yielding superb results. A respected practitioner and colleague who deserves the recognition of this prestigious accolade.”

Speaking about his win at the awards, Peter said: “It is an incredible honour to be named as the leading accountant with our region and great recognition of the support that I, and many members of our team, have given to our clients during these challenging times.

“I have to say a big thank you for all of the support that I have received during my time at Thomas Coombs from my clients, contacts and, most importantly, my colleagues. I hope my win at these awards reflects the exceptional services we provide to businesses in Yorkshire and beyond.”

Peter and his fellow directors have big plans for the future of the practice and are constantly exploring new ways to support and advise clients.

Stuart Adam, Thomas Coombs’ managing director, added: “We are all very proud of Peter and what he has achieved for our practice, and I can think of few other people who deserve the title ‘Yorkshire Accountant of the Year’ more than he does.”