In a year dominated by Enron, WorldCom and the collapse of Andersen, accountants have seldom been out of the news. And with football going through a financial crisis brought on by the collapse of ITV Digital – clubs from Leicester City to Bradford City have called in the administrators – insolvency practitioners have been fully occupied too.
All you have to do to stand a chance of winning one of these great prizes is to answer a simple question and provide a headline for a story you would like to see in the news next year. If you can keep it short, clean, and broadly finance-related, so much the better.
The first name out of the hat on 2 January will win a luxury two-night break for two at the Jurys Clifton Ford Hotel in central London, complete with complimentary access to the hotel’s health club.
Second prize is a Leicester City FC shirt signed by most of the first team.
Even if you are not lucky enough to win one of these great prizes, you can still enjoy a discounted weekend stay at the hotel with our special reader offer.
You and a partner will be upgraded to an executive room for just £49.50* per person per night for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night stays, including full English breakfast and temporary membership of Holmes Place Health Club.
Here the first class features include a magnificent gym and a 16-metre swimming pool, plus a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, dance studio and beauty treatment salon.
For more details or to book, please contact reservations on 0207 486 6600, quoting Accountancy Age.
To stand a chance of winning one of the prizes answer this question:
1. Which TV celebrity is fronting a consortium hoping to buy Leicester City Football Club?
2. In six words or fewer write the headline you would like to see in Accountancy Age at some point next year:’………………………………’
Send your answers and headline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition closes on 2 January.
- *Offer price of £49.50 per person per weekend night in an Executive Room (based on two sharing and a minimum 2-night stay) valid until August 31, 2003, subject to availability. A single supplement applies.
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