Accountant scoops top award

Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee, Alderman William Leathem and local MLA Paul Givan with Claire Stewart from Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants.
Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee, Alderman William Leathem and local MLA Paul Givan with Claire Stewart from Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants.

Claire Stewart, Partner of Lisburn-based Cartmill Stewart & Co Chartered Accountants was awarded ‘Small Business Winner’ for ‘Best Customer Service’ at the recent Women In Business 2018 Awards.

The Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Development Committee, Alderman William Leathem and local MLA Paul Givan recently visited Claire to congratulate her.

Claire commented: “2018 has been a very positive year for us as a business. We were awarded highly commended in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Business Awards for Customer service in March.

“In June I was named as one of the NI 40 under 40 winners by Business First and this award is the icing on the cake.

“This award has been a real boost to the team who are our most valuable internal asset.

“This is not the end; we have lots of plans for growth both as a business and for our clients in the coming months and years.

“Thanks to the Council who have been very supportive right from the conception of our business in this council area.”

Alderman Leathem added: “The hard work and effort that Claire and her business partner Gilbert Cartmill have put into the business since it was established in 2014 is being recognised with this award.

“Awards like this demonstrate to the team that they are doing a great job and it will encourage them to keep striving for more.”