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Awards recognise accounting success

Six hundred guests enjoyed a gala evening at the Natural History Museum in London to celebrate the Accountancy Age Awards for Excellence.

For photographs of the winners from the event, click here.

The evening began with an address by Accountancy Age editor Damian Wild.

In a speech acknowledging the achievements of British accountants, Wild said: ‘Many individuals and businesses working in the profession have demonstrated how best to cope with a challenging environment over the last 12 months.

‘The Accountancy Age Awards for Excellence is the only forum that gives the wider world a chance to recognise those achievements.’

Later in the event, staged on Wednesday last week, television personality Clive Andersen was on hand to present the awards.

And all areas of the profession were represented and recognised – from the top financial director to the best new and trainee accountants, from the public-sector to accountants in business.

The headline award – Personality of the Year – was won by Ernst & Young’s Anne Redston, who has battled hard against the government over IR35 in the last year.

Redston won the accolade in a closely fought battle against high-profile personalities like Arthur Levitt, Rover FD John Millet and PwC’s Peter Wyman. In a debate that has raged for over a year, Redston has earned respect from both government and business for her clear-cut arguments opposing the contentious legislation.

After the awards were presented, Redston said the evening had been exceptionally special and one she would always remember.

To view a full list of winners, click here.

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