By Hayes Knight – 16 December 2009

Hayes Knight are celebrating their success after winning the Emerging Large and Corporate category in the Northern Region Sustainable Business Network Awards.

The Emerging Large and Corporate category is for businesses that have actively begun implementing sustainable actions within the last two years, and have more than 20 employees.

The judging panel were impressed by our comprehensive strategic thinking and integration of sustainability into all areas of business services. By engaging teams from across the business in designing and implementing the sustainability projects they believed Hayes Knight is shaping up to be a sustainability leader in accounting and financial services.

The judges noted that Hayes Knight has a strong understanding of their unique points of difference and potential to drive change, in all four pillars of sustainability.

Chairman CFisher is clear on the business rationale for sustainability. “To help our clients and ourselves succeed in a world of increasing social, environmental and economic pressures, we recognized that we need to go beyond the numbers and understand the tactical and strategic benefits of sustainability.

Hayes Knight recognise that the accounting industry has a huge amount to offer in the sustainability arena and we see this as a great opportunity. While it is not always easy, we are continually challenging ourselves to think and act differently so we can help our clients succeed.

As a firm we’re delighted with this acknowledgement of our commitment to sustainability and are proud to be the first chartered accountancy firm to win a Northern Region SBN award.