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22 September 2017

The IAB’s awards will be taking place on Thursday 7 December and nominations are now open.

The categories are:

  • Payroll Professional of the Year – sponsored by CIPP
  • Small Business Mentor of the Year – sponsored by SFEDI Group
  • Bookkeeper of the Year – sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group
  • Accountant of the Year – sponsored by F A Simms and AMLCC
  • Student of the Year – sponsored by Butler Rose

If you’re dedicated to helping your clients and passionate about your career, then you could be an IAB award winner. Why not promote the awards to your clients or employer and suggest they nominate you for the Payroll Professional of the Year category?

Alternatively, if you work alongside a deserving colleague then you could also nominate them.

We are now accepting nominations online until Monday 2 October 2017.

Winning an IAB Award is excellent recognition of your hard work and commitment and can also be a real benefit to your career.

Alison Edward MIAB, winner of the Bookkeeper of the Year Award 2016, said: “I was thrilled to win IAB Bookkeeper of the year, it was an honour and a surprise against stiff competition. It has really given me confidence to grow my business, recognition from your peers and clients makes all the hard work worthwhile. There was coverage in local press of my win and it got lots of attention on social media. I’m sure it has helped me gain clients in the last year as it gives me a little extra something over my competitors.

“The thing that makes these awards special is you can’t nominate yourself. I sent my clients an email telling them about the awards which is totally out of character for me but I thought I had nothing to lose. I was delighted that several took the time to send in nominations. I would highly recommend anyone takes the initiative and lets clients or employers know about the awards – like me, you never know what might happen.”

Natasha Penny FIAB AIAAP, winner of the Accountant of the Year Award 2016 added: “It had an amazing and positive impact on my business; we have had increased work load and are able to boast the title “Accountant of the Year” on our own website, marketing material etc which makes me very proud. I even have it written on my business car. I would encourage all IAB members to enter, and to attend the prestigious awards ceremony if they are given the chance as it is such a great experience to be part of both personally and for the reputation of any business.”

For more information about the awards and nominations contact Kelly Orford at the IAB on 01732 897754 or email.