Accountancy Age Awards: Meddings wins Blue Chip FD accolade

by Accountancy Age

19 Nov 2009

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Richard Meddings, finance director of Standard Chartered Bank and a member of the government’s crisis cabinet during the first bank bail out, has been named Blue Chip FD of the Year in the 2009 Accountancy Age Awards.

The judges said: “This has been an exceptional year for Richard. Not only has he played a great part in leading the bank from the front, but he has put his personal reputation on the line in advising government on how to handle the crisis.”

The awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Battersea Park Arena on Wednesday with almost 1,000 guests from across the profession.

Among other winners were Tony Lomas, the PwC partner in charge of the Lehmans administration, who was voted Personality of the Year by Accountancy Age readers, and Douglas Flint, group finance director at HSBC, who received the award for Outstanding Industry Achievement.

Other winners included BDO’s transfer pricing team in Tax Team of the Year, and KPMG for Audit Team of the Year.

The Accountancy Age Awards 2009 winners:

Outstanding Industry Achievement: Douglas Flint, Group Finance Director, HSBC

Personality of the Year: Tony Lomas, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Global Firm of the Year: Deloitte

Large Firm of the Year: Reeves + Neylan

Medium Firm of the Year: Sobell Rhodes

Small Firm of the Year: Inspire Professional Services

Sole Practitioner of the Year: Michael Dunkley of Dunkley’s

Tax Team of the Year: BDO Transfer Pricing

Audit Team of the Year: KPMG

Finance Team of the Year – Business: Innocent Ltd

Finance Team of the Year - Public Sector: Ealing Council

Business Recovery Project of the Year: KPMG

Blue Chip FD of the Year: Richard Meddings, Standard Chartered Bank

Growing Business FD of the Year: Melissa Foux, Gü

Public Sector FD of the Year: Stuart McCreadie, Moat Homes

Accountant of the Year: Joe O’Connor, Ernst & Young

Young Accountant of the Year: Sarah Restall, Deloitte & Jess McDarren, Tamar.com

AAT Accounting Technician of the Year: Sonja Ashbarry, Eagle Education & Training

Annual Report of the Year - Public and Voluntary Sector: Channel 4

Annual Report of the Year - Business: PartyGaming

Best Use of Internet – Practice: Grant Thornton

Enterprise Software Package of the Year: COA Solutions

Mid-tier Software Package of the Year: Access

Small Business Software Package of the Year: Mamut

Employer of the Year: Deloitte

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