Rossendale accountants aiming for Christmas Number 1 spot

Lancashire Telegraph: Rossendale accountants aiming for Christmas Number 1 spot Rossendale accountants aiming for Christmas Number 1 spot

A FIRM of Rossendale-based accountants are aiming for a Christmas ‘number 1’ after starring in their very own pop video.

Staff at Cassons Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, in Haslingden, have become internet sensations with their tongue-in-cheek version of Bonnie Tyler’s 1980s hit ‘Holding Out For A Hero’.

The video, starring partners and staff from each department of the firm, took two days to film and features vocals from Rawtenstall singing star Lareena Mitchell, who shot to fame as a contestant on BBC talent show ‘The Voice’.

Social media channels have been buzzing with talk about the video, which has even attracted interest in Australia!

Les Nutter, Managing Partner at Cassons, said: “Accountants tend to be stereotyped with a reputation for being a little dull but we think the reality can be quite different!

“Every Christmas we like to do something that is fun and a little bit outside of the norm.

“We’ve done videos before and they’ve always gone down well.

“However, I have to say I hope we’ve surpassed ourselves with this year’s effort. I think it’s by far the best one we’ve done so far.

“The filming took two days to complete, and Shooters Media who produced it even managed to draft in Lareena Mitchell to sing the new parody lyrics.

“It was great fun to make and all the staff really threw themselves into it!”

The video tells the story of a fictitious client, played by local actress Emma Kenny, who is drowning under a mountain of paperwork.

Cassons’ number crunching superheroes then answer her SOS and come to the rescue.

“It’s fair to say we don’t mind poking fun at ourselves,” added Les.

Cassons staged a premiere of the video for staff at their office in Haslingden.

The event featured a pie and pea lunch and there will be a week of fundraising events with all proceeds donated to the BBC’s Children In Need appeal.

To view the video in full visit www.cassons.co.uk.

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