OXFORD accountancy firm James Cowper has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The firm is in line for the honour from the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA), which helps raise cash for small and medium-sized businesses.

The award is for Best EIS Tax Adviser, with the winner to be unveiled at a reception at the House of Lords later this month.

Chris Lee, a partner in James Cowper’s Tax team, said: “To be recognised by this organisation and named alongside our peers is a real honour.”