Future50 is a business growth programme designed to recognise 50 of Norfolk and Suffolk’s most innovative and entrepreneurial companies, acknowledging the work that they have done to create jobs and become leaders in their sectors.
Established in 1999, Avanti has developed a unique brand of accountancy and business support services for businesses and individuals throughout East Anglia, including their inspirational networking events held in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, where local businessmen and women are encouraged to learn, grow and support each other; as well as have a little fun at the same time!
Avanti's ambitious expansion plans, alongside the work they have done in streamlining client processes and their community-minded values, sparked the interest of the Future50 judging panel who announced Avanti's membership in July this year.
Kevin Horne, chief executive of Nwes which delivers the scheme, said: “Future50 companies are looking to create jobs, grow and lead. They are what’s exciting about business and they will inspire
others to take the first step onto the road to creating a successful company."
Following news of their membership, Victoria Sharp, Managing Director of the Avanti Group (UK) Ltd, was inspired further and has since launched an exciting new Franchise Opportunity for qualified accountants wishing to start their own business.
The Avanti Tax Accountants Franchise was launched earlier this month (September) and offers a proven model for success along with the opportunity for franchisees to recreate the successful Avanti business networking events within their chosen territory.
Victoria said: "We are not your typical accountancy firm and are known for injecting some much needed colour and enthusiasm into the stereotypically 'grey' finance sector. Since day one we have strived to revolutionise the accountancy industry and I couldn't be prouder of my team and the input they have had in getting our business to this point."
She continued: "With the help of Future50 I am looking forward to rolling out our franchise opportunity as well as accelerating our plans for growth which will enable us to continuing giving back to the local community in which we are based - something that is at the core of the Avanti ethos."
Membership of Future50 entitles local businesses to ongoing support in the form of a range of intensive business advice services, mentoring and access to finance.