Margaret Ewing awarded Outstanding Contribution award

by Kevin Reed

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22 Nov 2012

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Margaret Ewing

FORMER Deloitte partner and ex-BAA chief financial officer Margaret Ewing picked up the Outstanding Industry Contribution Award at the accountancy profession's ‘Oscars' last night.

Ewing picked up the award, chosen by Accountancy Age's editorial team, at the British Accountancy Awards. The glittering event saw more than 600 guests come together at Old Billingsgate, as 19 awards were handed out to accountancy's top practices and individuals.

Kevin Reed, Accountancy Age editor, said: "Margaret has proven herself at the highest level in both practice and business. She leaves a legacy of mentoring top-level accountants who have become CFOs, and she continues to pass on her knowledge and wisdom as a non-executive director. My team and I are delighted to have chosen Margaret for the award."

Ewing said: "I am absolutely delighted and flattered to have received the Outstanding Contribution Award from Accountancy Age. It is an amazing award to receive at this stage of my career.

"It reflects the enormous luck I have had over the last 35 years in being given tremendous opportunities to do something new and challenging every few years and to have worked with outstanding teams and organisations. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime award but I very much hope it does not reflect the end of my career – just the end of the 'full-time' phase."

Other highlights from the night included KPMG picking up Global Firm of the Year, fending off BDO and Grant Thornton. Johnston Carmichael won National Firm of the Year, while Mid-Tier Firm of the Year was Cooper Parry. Sobell Rhodes picked up Independent Firm of the Year. KPMG's Raylene Whitford beat a packed field to win New Accountant of the Year.

Picture (L-R): Scott Hider; Margaret Ewing; Kevin Reed

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