Momentum Waikato’s accounting partner CooperAitken is flying high after taking out both their own category and the top award at the recent Matamata-Piako District Business Awards 2019.

The core values of CooperAitken are to act professionally, to deliver a high-quality service in a friendly and approachable way, be vibrant and energetic, progressive and forward-thinking, and be community spirited.

The judges recognised these traits as a winning combination, choosing CooperAitken for the Professional Services Award and, as the top pick across all the categories, crowning them the Bayleys Supreme Business Award 2019 winners.

“We are very proud of our team here at CooperAitken and this is recognition of all their hard work,” said Mike Aitken, the firm’s Operations Manager.

“Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners, it’s great to see such a strong business community in the Matamata-Piako region.

“And thank you to all of the sponsors, the judging panel and especially the Matamata-Piako District Council for hosting a wonderful evening.”

‘The Hobbiton Movie Set Business Night Out’, at the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre on 5 September, was a celebration of the efforts and successes of the local business community. The evening featured great food, networking and an appearance from inspirational speaker Cam Calkoen.

CooperAitken take their role as professional advisors very seriously. Their client base has grown substantially in recent years. In some instances, they are working with third-generation clients, a reflection of their ‘Clients for Life’ ethos.

“We currently employ just over 100 staff, including 38 Chartered Accountants,” said CEO and Director Grant Eddy.

“Our staff are an integral part of our success, with a 50/50 gender split of owners and an average age of 42 years, something almost unheard of in the industry, especially for a 100+ team member organisation. The firm is well set for the future.”

With over 100 years in the business and stronger than ever, CooperAitken serves provincial communities across the Waikato and Coromandel, offering expertise and resources across ten specialist service divisions. Talk to them today about your business and accounting needs.