Top names on this year’s shortlist

More than 70 individuals and organisations are in the running in this year’s
Accountancy Age Awards.

Our panel of judges, which include the chairman of HM Revenue & Customs,
some of the country’s leading finance directors and the chief executive of the
Financial Reporting Council, spent two days drawing up a strong shortlist that
reflects the confidence the accountancy business is displaying currently.

FTSE250 FDs, recently qualified accountants, public sector finance teams and
some of the UK’s biggest recruitment consultants all figure on the shortlist, as
well as 15 of the most popular business software packages.

BDO Stoy Hayward and KPMG are both shortlisted in three categories, while the
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst &
Young are all shortlisted twice.

Accountancy Age Awards shortlist

It was a tough decision, but our prestigious panel of judges has chosen this
year’s shortlist for the Accountancy Age Awards

Big Four Firm
Ernst & Young

Large Firm
BDO Stoy Hayward
Bentley Jennison
Ford Campbell

Medium Firm
Bennett Verby
Peters Elworthy & Moore

Small Firm
Danbro Accountants
FPM Accountants
SJD Accountancy

FD – Blue Chip
Trevor Dighton, Group 4 Securicor
Norman Green, Oracle UK
Andrew Macfarlane, Land Securities

FD – Growing Business
Adrian Currie, Active Hotels Ltd
Joanna Dennis, Blackwood Distillers
Colin Webster, Imprint

FD – Public & Voluntary Sector
Nathan Elvery, London Borough of Croydon
Ron McCahill, HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust
Charles Nall, The Children’s Society

Craig Bevin, London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
Conrad Hall, London Borough of LambethShaheda Moosa – KPMG

Accounting Technician
Damon Brain, Duncan & Toplis
Mark Geary, Ministry of Defence, Cyprus
Catherine Thompson, OTM Consulting
Nicola Twine, Advance Foster Care Ltd

Finance Team – Business
Admiral Group
Baxter Storey
Grant Instruments
Sapphire Systems

Finance Team Public & Voluntary Sector
Richmond upon Thames
Slough Borough Council
University of Newcastle

Corporate Finance Deal
BDO Stoy Hayward for Hobbs
E&Y for Wachovia Corporation
Ford Campbell for Bank
PricewaterhouseCoopers for Interflora

Annual Report And Accounts Award – Business
Speedy Hire

Annual Report And Accounts Award – Public & Voluntary

British Library
Metropolitan Police
HM Prison Service

Employer of the year
BDO Stoy Hayward
Department for Transport
Kirkpatrick & Hopes

Recruitment Consultant
Hays Personnel Services
Michael Page International
Nicholas Andrews
Robert Half
Robert Walters
Witan Jardine

Enterprise Software Package
Cedar Open Accounts
Coda Financials
Eiger Systems
Version One

Mid Range Software Package
Access Dimensions
CGram Software
Exchequer from IRIS Enterprise

Small Business Software Package
Digita Accounts Pro
IT Inside Out
Signifo Expenses

The awards will be presented on 9 November at London’s Battersea Park Arena.
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