Rob Smith (centre) and Izzy Baddeley accept the award from Cert's Abdi Farah.
Recognition of RNS Chartered Accountants' commitment to quality apprenticeships and training came in the form of a local award.
Provider CERT announced the firm as winner of its Employer of the Year award at its Celebration of Learning 2017/18.
CERT asked organisations to vote for the firm they felt was most deserving of the award.
Its Corporate Engagement Manager Abdi Farah congratulated the firm.
“RNS is a fully deserving winner of the Employer of the Year award,” he said.
“You have fully embraced the apprenticeship programme and supported your apprentices throughout their qualification, providing extra training when necessary with your strong emphasis on staff development.
“At CERT, we appreciate your continued support, you have and are a pleasure to work with.”
Partner Robert Smith, who accepted the award on the firm's behalf at the presentation evening, said: “We pride ourselves on the variety of training we provide for our staff and it's nice to receive the recognition from others.
“We are pleased to work with CERT as a training provider and look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.”
Izzy Baddeley, who works in the business administration and reception team, was also nominated as Apprentice of the Year. RNS took her on full time when her training ended.
The nomination said: “Izzy had a wonderful attitude to her qualification, supported by her employers, showing depth and understanding, of knowledge and always able to relate it to workplace examples.
“She has at times found some of the units challenging, for instance getting to grips with the language and style of the awarding body, but her approach has been to power on through, seeking guidance where needed and always putting the effort in with a positive attitude which has seen her through.”