Graham Lamont
Lamont Pridmore
Chief Executive
Arkle House, 31 Lonsdale Street, Carlisle, CA1 1BJ
Accountants of the Year - UK
01228 520118
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Graham Lamont is chief executive at family-run chartered accountants, tax & business advisers Lamont Pridmore.

Graham has been the firm’s chief executive/managing partner for more than 35 years, having overseen the development of the firm from a sole practitioner in 1979 into a Top 100 national award-winning practice, growing both organically and by acquisition.

During that time, he has developed a wide-range of specialist added-value services, implemented an innovative corporate structure & taken on a variety of industry/community roles.

Under Graham’s leadership, the firm has grown significantly, remaining one of the UK’s fastest-growing accountancy firms in each of the last six years.

Graham is passionate about staff training and wellbeing, personally developing the group’s training programme and is at the forefront of firm service innovations.

He is actively involved in local business and community organisations, being joint chairman of the Theatre by the Lake, a charity which provides performing arts services to local communities, founding president of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, and also a past chairman, of Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants, and Cumbria Learning and Skills Council (LSC).

Outside of the firm, he is a lecturer and business coach, and an experienced business coach and profit improvement expert. Graham is passionate about developing the accountancy profession and helping other practitioners create value for money products and services for their clients.  He regularly meets with peers and is an active member of the ICAEW practice committee, which guides the profession on best practice.

He has also been recognised as one of the 40th most influential financial person in the UK by the Accountancy Age Financial Power List and has received a number of awards recognising his role as a business leader.

Lamont Pridmore is also an award-winning firm having recently won Independent Accounting Practice of the Year, Tax Practice of the Year in a regional firm and Best Medium Practice at the AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards.

Graham also has experience of sitting on the other side of the judging table and has assisted a number of panels with their deliberations, including judging the prestigious Tolley’s Taxation Awards and the British Accountancy Awards. 

Practice Areas
  • Financial Management through Lamont Pridmore Asset and Wealth Management
  • Business Consultancy
  • Tax Advisory 

Lamont Pridmore is a Top 100 national award-winning family-run firm of chartered accountants, tax and business advisers with three partners, more than 50 staff and eight offices across Cumbria and Lancashire. It can trace its roots back more than 120 years, with the firm being run by the same management team and partners over the last 25 years.

Its work is based on a framework of values, including integrity, honesty, reliability, accuracy, loyalty, respect, quality, excellence, value for money, focus, enthusiasm, passion, innovation and creativity. These values guide the firm in everything it does, regardless of how long a client has been with them.

This client-centred approach has led the firm to gain and, more importantly, retain clients because of their reputation and experience as competent and reliable accountants and business advisers.

It remains one of the UK’s fastest-growing accountancy firms during the last six years - a trend that looks set to continue well into the future.

Combining traditional values with a forward-thinking, innovative approach, Lamont Pridmore focus on the future rather than the past. Rather than just concentrating on the transaction, they look to build successful, long-term relationships with clients; growing with them and helping them achieve their goals.

Based in Cumbria and Lancashire, the firm have developed a wide range of specialisms in key sectors and launched innovative added value services aimed at helping clients maximise profits, minimise their tax liabilities and make the most of their wealth.

The firm prides itself on being able to add significant value to its clients’ businesses, which in 2015/16 were 3.3 times the fees we charged. This demonstrates real value for money, setting it apart from its competitors by demonstrating and concentrating upon value, not just price. Lamont Pridmore prides itself on starting where most other firms finish.

Lamont Pridmore believes its greatest asset is its people. The firm has invested heavily in training and providing their staff with the latest information technology, ensuring the partners and staff can consistently deliver the high-quality services their clients require, however complex their business needs are.

As part of its drive for innovation Lamont Pridmore has launched a number of new services during the last few years including cost reduction, private client service, tax planning for landlords/property businesses, R&D tax claims, family business and owner-managed business.

It has also further developed their finance director service and corporate finance services in order to further improve our service to clients.

The firms latest offering comes in the form of a new boutique service, which service provides a wide range of added value services, which concentrate not only on the traditional business services, but also go into greater detail – focusing on proactive tax planning ahead of major transactions and financial year end, profit improvement days, increasing the value of businesses and creating a detailed 10 year life wealth plan for clients.

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