London award delight for GoSimpleTax

Date published: 12 December 2018

Oldham-based GoSimpleTax is celebrating after being awarded a prestigious Financial Innovation Award.

GoSimpleTax was named the Best Financial Start-up at a black-tie awards ceremony held at the Hilton Bankside in London last week.

The company beat off competition for the award from against a host of cutting edge companies from across the UK.

GoSimpleTax was recognized for being a company at the vanguard of the digital tax revolution, offering a forward-thinking self-assessment tax solution.

Launched by the London Institute of Banking and Finance in 1998, the awards are designed to recognise outstanding innovation in products and services in the banking and finance sector.

GoSimpleTax stood aside major brands like Santander and Barclays bank on the 2018 winners roster and were presented with their award by Strictly Come Dancing presenter, Tess Daly.

GoSimpleTax director Amanda Swales said: “We are incredibly proud to be named winner of the Best Financial Start-up award.

"We’ve worked so hard as a team to bring our product to market and aligning it with HMRC’s digital strategy.

"Our innovative tax software stood out from the other nominees as it is designed to simplify submitting a tax return.

"Using artificial intelligence we automatically identify any missed allowance, ensuring the user doesn’t miss out on any tax savings due to them."

Amanda added: “The Best Financial Start-up award was the last accolade presented on the night and, after other categories had been won by household names including Barclays, Santander and Nationwide Building Society, I was taken aback when Tess Daly announced GoSimpleTax as the winner.”

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