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NE Accountancy Awards 2017

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12 Jul 2017
North East Accountancy AwardsThursday 29th June saw the annual North East Accountancy Awards take place at the Hilton Hotel on Gateshead Quayside. It was a fantastic evening with the Sellick Partnership Newcastle team in attendance. 

The awards recognise excellence within the fields of finance, accountancy and tax from all industry sectors operating in the North East. The glamorous black tie event kicked off with a champagne reception followed by a delicious three course dinner.

Award winning presenter Nadine Dereza, best known for her work with BBC, CNN and Financial Times, was our host for the evening and took to the stage to welcome all guests and took the opportunity to talk about the strength of the North East economy, commending the achievements of the finalists in attendance.

2017 Winners

Accounting Technician of the Year – Ashlee Richardson, Welwyn Components 
Rising Star Accountant of the Year – Katharine Lowdon, EY
Rising Star Tax Adviser of the Year – Mo Malhotra, Deloitte
Accountant of the Year – Christopher Vaulks, KPMG 
Finance Director of the Year – Chris Blaxall, Performance Horizon
Business Finance Team of the Year – Mayborn Group
Public Services Finance Team of the Year – Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Tax Team of the Year – KPMG, Innovation reliefs & incentives team
Corporate Finance Deal of the Year – KPMG – Investment in Zyro by LDC and simultaneous acquisition of Fisher Outdoor Leisure
New Firm of the Year – BW Medical Accountants 
Independent Accountancy Firm of the Year – Blu Sky Tax 
National Accountancy Firm of the Year – KPMG 

A fantastic evening for KPMG Newcastle who scooped all four of their nominated award categories. A huge congratulations to all winners and finalists from us here at Sellick Partnership. 

Particular congratulations is extended to Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool and Chairman of Parliament’s business, innovation and skills select committee. He was awarded the John Wall Award for outstanding achievements for his years of contribution to North East business and two recently published reports into the collapse of British retail giant BHS and the working practices at sports and leisure retailer Sports Direct. 

The evening concluded in the bar which gave the team and I the chance to catch up with some of our great clients and candidates from across the region. Being dedicated recruitment specialists in the sector, these awards provide the perfect opportunity to not only collaborate with finance professionals, but to gain valuable market knowledge to further expand our service offering. 

We would like to extend a huge congratulations again to all finalists of 2017 and look forward to working with you and witnessing the tremendous success of the regions finance and accountancy professionals next year. 
For more about our finance recruitment solutions, please get in touch by emailing wayne.jackson@sellickpartnership.co.uk or browse through our latest roles. Browse Roles 

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