Posted on 25th November 2015
Martin Celebrates 40 Award-Winning Years in Accountancy
Martin Godsmark, Partner at West Sussex and Gatwick-based chartered accountants, Carpenter Box, has received recognition for 40 years of accountancy excellence by being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Adur and Worthing Business Awards.
Martin has worked long and hard over the last 40 years to benefit his and other clients of Carpenter Box and has been instrumental in helping to grow the firm from its roots into something other than a traditional high street practice. The decisions that he and his fellow partners at Carpenter Box have made over the last 15 years have seen the business grow in terms of headcount to 130, profile and success.
Martin has always put his clients first and his drive to help businesses succeed is legendary. In more recent years he has undertaken the role of Financial Director for the practice, applying his considerable business expertise inwards as the practice was expanding.
Chris Coopey, Partner at Carpenter Box, commented: “Martin is very much one of those unsung heroes of business, valued by his clients and partners, but without a highly visible profile. He is undoubtedly one of the hardest working people you are likely to meet with formidable drive and passion for his work and he is a very worthy winner of this award”.
"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."