Students and members have cast their votes for their favourite software, and bookkeeping media sources and personalities

When ICB students and members were asked to cast their vote for their favourite software providers, they did so in their droves. Was it because of their passionate commitment to finding the best software solutions for the businesses they work in or was it because they knew one lucky voter would win an ICB-red coffee machine?

All that matters is that this year's Luca Awards Finalists have been revealed and we are pleased to release the details of the voter who is now the proud owner of a Nespresso Machine:

Mr Esfandiar Aria 

The winners of the 2018 Luca Awards will be announced at the Members Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Bookkeepers Summit on 26 November. Tickets for the Awards Ceremony are now completely sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Sobi Hariharan via 

There are lots of new awards this year and the categories voted for by members are:

Bookkeeping Media Source of the Year* New Award 

Bookkeeping Software of the Year

Add-on of the Year

Payroll Software of the Year

The Alan Cleverly OBE Award for Small Business Support Service of the Year

Expenses & Document Management Software of the Year* New Award

Accounts Preparation and Taxation Software of the Year* New Award

CRM & Practice Management Software of the Year* New Award

Cashflow Forecasting Software of the Year* New Award

Personality of the Year* New Award

Friendliest Software Provider of the Year* New Award

Luca Awards for ICB students and members, and their training providers, are voted for by a judging panel chaired by ICB Co-Founder, June Carter, with the exclusion of the new award for Member's Social Media Presence of the Year which was voted for by members.

Student of the Year 

Apprentice of the Year* New Award

Tutor of the Year

Small Training Provider of the Year

Large Training Provider of the Year

Employed Bookkeeper of the Year 

Employer of the Year 

New Practice of the Year 

Small Practice of the Year 

Large Practice of the Year 

Branch Chair of the Year 

Branch of the Year 

Member's Social Media Presence of the Year* New Award

To find out who was shortlisted in each category view the announcement article here