ACCA practitioners and firms are celebrating success at the British Accountancy Awards.
Held at The Brewery, London, on Tuesday 25 November, the Awards recognise the very best the practice sector has to offer. Organised by Accountancy Age (and supported by ACCA) a total of 25 awards were made, ranging from PwC (crowned 'global firm of the year') to Stark Main & Co (crowned 'independent firm of the year').
Practitioner of the Year ACCA was delighted to see Anita Brook, managing director of Accounts Assist and member of ACCA UK's Practitioners' Network Panel, named the UK's Practitioner of the Year. In assessing her nomination the judges commented: 'Impressive stuff from Anita – she has risen from a less than easy background to become a high achiever, using her expertise at home and in farther reaches.'
Accounts Assist is an award-winning firm of Chartered Certified Accountants, specialising in accountancy and taxation services for small businesses, freelancers, contractors and consultants. The firm has offices in Central London, Silverstone and Coventry.
Training Team of the Year This award, sponsored by ACCA, was picked up by Reeves, a firm which practices in London and the South East and was praised by the judges who were '...most impressed with the safe environment created for trainees to practice'.
Independent Firm of the Year - Wales Competition was strong in Wales, with two Chartered Certified Accountants firms making the short-list. Green & Co took the honours with the judges applauding '...the way Green & Co approach dealing with client issues from a limited resource base'.
Accountancy Practice Start-up Award Within the category for some of the country's newest firms, having made the short-list in 2013 Savoir Faire Accounting triumphed in 2014 for what the judges described as '...showing clarity of vision – especially in working bilingually to serve its French clients. We were also impressed with their care for staff and clients'.
ACCA warmly congratulates all our winners, who are shown below accepting their awards.