Haverhill Chamber of Commerce chairman wins national accountancy award

Sturmer-based accountant Paul Donno has received the Online Provider of the Year award from leading accountancy and payroll software solutions supplier Sage.

Paul only established his new business, 1 Accounts Online Limited in January and apart from the award he has also launched a new website and been offered the opportunity to create a series of webinars to assist and inform small businesses on accountancy related issues.

He said: “It has been a fantastic first quarter.

“I am very happy with the new website, as an online business it is vital that we are represented properly online and that people can easily access information and pricing for our services.”

The accolade recognises the success that he has had so far in promoting Sage One, a cloud based accounting package designed specifically for sole traders, start ups, small businesses and limited companies.

Paul, who is chairman of Haverhill Chamber of Commerce, has worked closely with Sage since 1993.

In the last two years he has been a strong advocate of their online offer. For more on the story visit www.haverhillecho.com.

Nick Goode, global commercial director for Sage One said: “We are delighted to present Paul Donno with this award.

“It acknowledges his achievement with Sage One and his commitment to championing online accounting.

“Paul really understands the benefits that using technology and working in the cloud offers the small business owner.

“He has worked with us to educate other accountants across Europe. Speaking to his peers at seminars in Dublin, Madrid and Barcelona Paul has used the experiences of his clients to demonstrate the positive impact that working in the cloud can have on a business.

“Accessing and sharing data becomes so much easier and decision making can be improved because of the timeliness and quality of the information available.”

A new website to reflect the services on offer from 1 Accounts Online was launched very recently.

The company branding and website was created by local creative agency The Design Office. It features a useful Online Accounts Savings Calculator which demonstrates how much a sole trader or limited company can save by moving to an online service.

Paul went on to say: “Following my instincts and belief in the future of online accounting by setting up a new business was a big step and being recognised with the Sage award helps to validate my decision.

“The icing on the cake came when I was asked by Sage to work on a series of co-branded webinars for their Small Business Division.

“I have always been keen to support businesses with advice and information and being invited by Sage to create webinars to do just that is simply brilliant.”

If you would like to contact 1 Accounts Online Ltd please call 084481113960 or to find out more information about their services visit www.1accountsonline.co.uk.