Accountants Lamont Pridmore has been named as a finalist in the National Family Business Awards.

The awards, to be held on July 13 at Wembley Stadium, celebrate the UK’s most successful family-run firms.

Lamont Pridmore, which has offices across Cumbria, is nominated in the Professional Services category.

It is the fourth time the firm has made it to the awards final and has previously been named Best Business to Work For in the UK and also won the Enterprise Award.

Graham Lamont, chief executive, said: “We are delighted that the National Family Business Awards have once again recognised our proud work as a family-run business, as well as our strong drive to help other multi-generational companies and organisations.

“Awards such as these play an important role in promoting the expertise and strengths of family businesses and we can’t wait to find out whether we have won later this year.”

Judges at this year’s awards were impressed with the practice’s submission, which highlighted its strong growth, its commitment to staff and its work in the community.

Karl Burrell, managing director at Lamont Pridmore’s South Cumbria offices, said: “None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of our team, who work tirelessly to help other family-run businesses with their complex matters using their expert knowledge.”

Chris Lamont, a partner and managing director of Lamont Pridmore’s Carlisle office, added: “It is a real honour to be selected for the shortlist of such national prestigious awards. While the awards may focus on us being a family-run firm none of this would be possible without the whole of our team, who we consider our extended family.”

Stuart Edger, managing director of Lamont Pridmore’s West Cumbria offices, said: “Cumbria has a strong tradition of family businesses and we feel very proud to not only be family-run ourselves but to help so many others that are in our position.

"Our knowledge in this area is unique and so it is nice that we have been recognised for the support we provide to our clients.”