Jackie Bligh, franchisee for TaxAssist Accountants in Torquay, Paignton and Exeter, is celebrating after winning a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Venus Devon Business Women’s Awards.
The awards, sponsored by NatWest, were held at Exeter University on 5th September and recognise the contribution of women in business in Devon.
Jackie, 41, has provided specialist tax and accountancy advice to the small business community in Torbay since 2005 before expanding into Exeter in 2010, and has been awarded the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions.
Commenting, Jackie said: “It is a fantastic accolade to have been given this award; it really was a surprise. I love what I do; managing the tax and accountancy aspects of peoples’ businesses means my clients can concentrate on growth and developing their businesses, realising their ambitions for the future.
“It’s fair to say I’ll continue to work hard to ensure I live up to honour of this award!”
Jackie’s franchise outlets provide tax and accountancy advice and services to more than 700 small businesses in the region.