A DYNAMIC new accountancy firm, based in Corsham, which uses cloud based technology to support clients with their finances, has been shortlisted in the prestigious South West Business and Community Awards.

Purple Lime, which was formed in 2016, has beaten more than 150 applicants to be named as one of the nominees for the New Start Up of the Year category of the awards, catching founders Oli Thomas and Angela Ashworth off guard.

"We had just literally entered two South West based awards and obviously, as it's our first year, we weren't expecting to get anything from it," Mr Thomas said. "So to be shortlisted is really exciting. We want to get our name out there and we were delighted when we found out."

The company will find out the results at the awards night, which is being held at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Swindon on Thursday (January 18).

Alec Jones-hall, director of South West Business and Community Awards added: “We are proud and excited to be celebrating outstanding achievement across the region and rewarding those who are making a huge impact throughout the South West.

"It is also a time for the business community to come together, not only to celebrate the accomplishments of those shortlisted and the deserving winners of each category, but also to mark the fact that we all continue to play a vital role in the success of our region and that its future achievements will be built on the foundations we lay today.”