Brighton’s Crunch wins two national awards

Brighton-based online accountancy firm Crunch has won two national industry awards. The business was awarded Large Firm of the Year award at the Accounting Excellence Awards earlier this month, in addition to Mid-Tier Firm of the Year (Turnover between £10m – £25m) at the British Accountancy awards days later.

The Accounting Excellence and the British Accountancy award ceremonies, landmark events in the accounting calendar and now both in their ninth year, aim to celebrate the firms and individuals in the British accounting profession that are championing and pushing the industry to new heights. Crunch beat four other firms in the category to win the title as Large Firm of the Year, whilst beating another five to be named Mid-Tier Firm of the Year.

Crunch was founded in Brighton by Darren Fell in 2009. Over the past ten years, the company has evolved from the UK’s first online accountancy firm to an all-encompassing software and service platform for freelancers, contractors and small businesses, with over 200 staff and over 11,000 national customers. The company also announced the launch of its new operation, the Crunch  Bookkeeper Network, earlier this year which offers additional bookkeeping services to its clients from remote working book keepers.


On winning the awards, CEO and founder Darren Fell said: “In the past year we’ve been working incredibly hard on innovating Crunch and building the business beyond our four walls to deliver faster growth. We are now exceeding £10m turnover and are on schedule to scale the business by 20% year on year from 2020. It’s incredibly rewarding to have this hard work recognised by these two prestigious accounting awards and is testament that our unique software and services platform has been now fully embraced by the accountancy industry.”