The bookkeeping awards ceremony was presented at The Gherkin in London on Monday evening (May 19), the awards recognise the excellence in delivery of financial services support.
The winners and runners-up in the four categories are:
Bookkeeper of the Year
Winner: Amanda Taylor, owner of AT Accounts of Whitstable, Kent
Runner-up: Alastair McDonald, of Irchester Road, Rushden, Northants
Accountant of the Year
Winner: Gary Richards, TaxAssist Accountants, Larkfield and Paddock Wood, Kent
Runner-up: Chris Banfield, of CB Accounting Solutions, Chatham, Kent
Small Business Mentor of the Year
Winner: Laura Kaye Tomlinson, Oakwood, Derby
Runner-up: Nathalie Barr, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire
Payroll Professional of the Year
Winner: Jackie Petherbridge, The Payroll Practice, Hampton Hill, Middlesex, and Sidmouth, Devon
Runner-up: Annette Gibbons, Dorchester, Dorset
“These awards celebrate the achievements of those who attain the highest standards in bookkeeping and accountancy on behalf of their clients,” said Malcolm Trotter, Chief Executive of the IAB.
“Open to members and non-members of the IAB, Amanda and Gary have emerged as the very best from among the many thousands of their peers from all over the UK, and they deserve our congratulations.”
The IAB hold the awards ceremony each year to celebrate the efforts of bookkeepers and accountants across the UK and had a unique website set up for their 40th anniversary which now celebrates the awards ceremonies and displays professional photo’s taken from the event. To view this year’s photo album, visit the Awards Website.
The International Association of Book-keepers provides bookkeeping and related accounting services to small business and focuses on providing professional bookkeeping qualifications to avid bookkeepers through bookkeeping courses, exams and book-keeper training.
To find out more about the IAB, visit the IAB website.