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Oh what a night!

21 February 2018

The Café de Paris was again the wonderful backdrop to the only accountancy awards worth winning! Yes, all the PQ magazine 2018 award winners now have one of our coveted PQs in their grasp.

Before editor Graham Hambly took to the stage to announce the winners the packed-out room was first entertained by Britain’s Got Talent’s Daliso Chaponda.

The top prize, PQ of the Year, went to FairFX’s ACCA trainee Tyson Nsimbe. It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Nsimbe, but he has never given up on his dream of becoming a qualified accountant.

Distance Learning Student of the Year was CIMA PQ Toby Austin. It was fellow online studier, Lucy Wheatley, who nominated him despite the fact that he beat her in every single exam.

The NQ of the Year trophy went to ICAS-qualified Michael Scott. He was shortlisted last year for PQ of the Year but came back for more, and was delighted to pick up his prize. The one blot on his evening was the fact that his wife Roanna had to stay at home. She couldn’t leave the farm as the cows are calfing! That was a new excuse for us at PQ.

The Accountancy Team of the Year was a surprised and very happy Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Finance Team (pictured).

The ACCA picked up two awards on the night. It won Accountancy Body of the Year and also the award for Innovation for its Ethics and Professional Skills module.

While AAT College, The Training Place of Excellence, beat off the big boys to win the Private Sector College of the Year, London South Bank University won the Public Sector prize for a second year in a row.

CIPFA’s CEO Rob Whiteman also picked up an Editor’s award, as did Fiona Williams from Sutton Coldfield College.

*See below for all the night’s winners


PQ MAGAZINE’S ROLL OF HONOUR 2018

STUDENT BODY OF THE YEAR
BCASS

ACCOUNTANCY COLLEGE OF THE YEAR
PUBLIC SECTOR - London South Bank University
PRIVATE SECTOR - The Training Place of Excellence

ONLINE COLLEGE OF THE YEAR
Kaplan OnDemand

LECTURER OF THE YEAR
PUBLIC SECTOR - Alan Parkinson, UCL
PRIVATE SECTOR - Andrew Mower, Kaplan

STUDY RESOURCE OF THE YEAR
Premier Training (Premflix)

INNOVATION IN ACCOUNTANCY
ACCA’s Ethics & Professional Skills module

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Avado’s Caron Betts – ACCA exam countdown

TRAINING MANAGER/WORKPLACE MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Melanie (Mel) Wright, Training manager, Lovewell Blake

ACCOUNTANCY TEAM OF THE YEAR
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Finance Team

ACCOUNTANCY PERSONALITY
Vicky Taylor, HTFT Partnership

EDITOR’S AWARD
Rob Whiteman, CIPFA
Fiona Williams, Sutton Coldfield College

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Rahil Mahmood, Rolls-Royce

NQ OF THE YEAR
Michael Scott, EQ Accountants LLP (ICAS)

DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Toby Austin, Explore Learning

PQ OF THE YEAR
Tyson Nsimbe, FairFX

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