A Coventry IT company is celebrating after helping a national software firm to pick up a major award.

Software distributor Elite Business Services, which is based in Barkers Butts Lane, is one of the region's largest suppliers of accounting software Access Dimensions. Elite is also in the top five distributors of the product in the UK.

And the software recently landed the Midrange Software of the Year award at Accountancy Age - the industry's most prestigious awards ceremony.

Tahir Iqbal, joint managing director of Elite, said: "As an accredited specialist centre for the Access Accounts range, the award adds weight to the service that we provide local companies looking to change their business and accounting software.

"This is a huge decision for any company - and one which should not be made lightly.

"The award-winning software makes emerging mainstream technology e asily affordable for medium-sized companies, allowing them to be more competitive by gaining better access to their business data. It can also be customised to fit the needs of the organisation."

The Accountancy Age Awards, now in its eleventh year, is recognised as the voice of the industry.

John Beech, managing director of Access Accounting, said: "We are delighted to have picked up this award and Elite Business Services played a major role."