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The 12th Annual LUCA Awards took place at the Londoner Hotel, Leicester Square on Monday 1st November 2021. 

The evening also celebrated ICB’s 25th Anniversary. The institute was founded by Garry and June Carter on 1st November 1996 with the support of the then small business minister. Seema Malhotra MP, shadow minister for BEIS Seema Malhotra spoke at the event praising the work of ICB and all bookkeepers who helped businesses thrive and stay on top of their accounts during the pandemic.

Before announcing the main prizewinners, ICB conferred 25 Companionship of ICB awards on beneficiaries including Xero UK’s Gary Turner, Rebecca Benneyworth, Della Hudson and even Eddie Izzard and Sir Mick Jagger, though the last two were sadly not in attendance.

2021 Photo Gallery

  

Apprentice of the Year 2021

Emma Saggers; training with MBKB Training, employed by Bishopsgate Pay

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Shortlisted:

Nichola Elliott, training with MBKB

Caroline Wilby, training with MBKB

 

 
Student of the Year 2021
 
 Sharon Aplin MICB, trained with Training Link

Student of the Year Award 
(Ben Campbell of Training Link receives this award on behalf of Sharon Aplin)

 
Shortlisted: 
Linda Turner, MICB; trained with Training Link
Nicola Fallon MICB PM.Dip; trained with Ideal Schools
Steven Strevett MICB; trained with Training Link
Tina Marshall MICB; trained with Training Link
 
 
 

 
Tutor of the Year 2021

 Louise Woodhouse MICB PM.Dip; Ideal Schools
 
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Shortlisted:

Jenny Braithwaite; Oxbridge Learning College

Michele Baker MICB PM.Dip; Training Link

 

 

Employer of the Year 2021

Cashtrak Ltd; Carol Webb FICB PM.Dip

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Carol Webb receives her award from Senta's Elizabeth Carter


Shortlisted:

Papertrail Bookkeeping Limited; Claire Adams FICB PM.Dip

 RS Office Services Limited; Ruth Wood MICB

Team 4 Solutions LLP; Claire Allen C.FICB


 

Employed Bookkeeper/Team of the Year 2021

The team at Another Answer Ltd

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Shortlisted:

Graham Shaw FICB PM.Dip, of Thorp Precast

Jillian Robinson MICB, of Insight Bookkeeping & Accounting Services Ltd

Jo Carro AICB, of Cashtrak Ltd

The team at Team 4 Solutions LLP


 

Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year 2021

 MBKB Training

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Shortlisted:

City of Wolverhampton College

Chichester College

Dudley College of Technology


 

Small Training Provider of the Year 2021

Oxbridge Ltd

Small Training Provider Award 

(ICB's Peter Stewart receives this award on behalf of Oxbridge)


Shortlisted: 

E-Careers Ltd

J R Professional Training


 

New Practice of the Year 2021

AJ Consultants and Bookkeepers Limited; Anish Jose MICB PM.Dip

New Practice of the Year Award 

(ICB's Julius Tafura receives this award on behalf of Anish Jose)


Shortlisted:

Bottesford Bookkeeping; Elizabeth Carter MICB PM.Dip

Penny Counting!; Lindsay Webb MICB

​VPP Accountancy; Vethanayagam Peterpaul MICB PM.Dip

 


 

Small Practice of the Year 2021

LJM Bookkeeping; Lara Manton MICB

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Lara Manton receiving the award from TaxFiler's James Spencer


Shortlisted:

Eleven Accounts Services; Louise Ball MICB​

Kirsty's Counting Services Ltd; Kirsty St. John MICB PM.Dip

​Sapphire Business Services Ltd; Lisa Phipps FICB


Large Practice of the Year 2021 

 Jo Wood Virtual FD Ltd; Joanne Wood FICB PM.Dip

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Jo Wood, together with her bookkeeping director Marie Ralph, receiving the award from AutoEntry's Jenny Fogarty



Shortlisted:

Cashtrak Ltd; Carol Webb FICB PM.Dip

Papertrail Bookkeeping Limited; Claire Adams FICB PM.Dip

 


 

Branch of the Year 2021

Lincolnshire, Laura Murphy MICB PM.Dip & Clare Kendall MICB

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Shortlisted: 

Avon, Michael Johnson C.FICB

Cambridgeshire, Kirsty St John MICB PM.Dip

​East Sussex, Claire Allen C.FICB



Large Training Provider of the Year 2021 

Training Link

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Shortlisted:

Ideal Schools​

Open Study College



Social Media Influencer of the Year 2021 

Nicola Payne MICB PM.Dip

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Nicola Payne receiving her award from FreeAgent's Kris Sawford


Shortlisted:

Accounting Insight Ltd​

Desislava Koleva MICB PM.Dip

​Helen Khorikova, ICFM

​Training Link

 


 

 

Luca Awards for Bookkeeping Products and Providers 

 

As voted for by ICB students and members in an online ballot

 

 


 

Data and Expenses App of the Year 2021

 AutoEntry

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Shortlisted:

Dext

Hubdoc

Intuit QuickBooks

Xero Expenses

 


 

Payroll and HR Software of the Year 2021

 Brightpay

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Shortlisted:

Intuit QuickBooks

Moneysoft

Sage Payroll

Xero Payroll


 

Business Bank of the Year 2021

Starling Bank

 

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Shortlisted:

Barclays

Metro Bank

Mettle

Natwest



Practice Management App of the Year 2021

 AccountancyManager

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Shortlisted:

GoProposal

Practice Ignition

Senta

Xero Practice Manager



Financial Services Provider of the Year 2021

 Fluidly

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Shortlisted:

Funding Circle

GoCardless

MarketFinance

Wise


 

Reporting and Analysis App of the Year Shortlist

Intuit QuickBooks 

Reporting and Analysis App of the Year

(Ros Hodgson, Quickbooks certified trainer and speaker, accepting the award on behalf of Intuit Quickbooks)


Shortlisted:

Dext Precision
Fluidly
Futrli
Syft Analytics



Client App of the Year 2021

FreeAgent

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Shortlisted:

Intuit QuickBooks

NextMinute

Pleo

Zettle

 


 

Tax and Accounts Production Software of the Year 2021

TaxFiler 

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Shortlisted:

Nomisma

Sage Final Accounts and Tax

TaxCalc

Xero Tax



Friendliest Software of the Year 2021

 Senta

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Shortlisted:

FreeAgent

GoProposal

Intuit QuickBooks

Sage

Xero

 


 

Bookkeeping Software of the Year 2021

Xero 

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Shortlisted:

FreeAgent

Intuit QuickBooks

Nomisma

Sage



Bookkeeping Personality of the Year 2021

Lucy Brown FICB PM.Dip, ICB director of professional standards

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Shortlisted: 

Gary Turner, Xero

James Spencer, TaxFiler

Joanne Wood FICB PM.Dip

Paula Veysey-Smith C.FICB

Verna Gellvear, HMRC

 



The Michael Kintore Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession 

Sage

Sage MK Award 

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