Luca Awards shortlists for ICB students & Members and ICB Training Providers

The wait is finally over: we reveal the shortlisted nominees who are in the running to win a Luca Award at this year's Bookkeepers Summit.

The ceremony will take place at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel in Heathrow on Monday 25th November.

Congratulations to all the finalists - we look forward to seeing you at the Bookkeepers Summit in a few weeks time!

Bookkeepers Summit and Luca Awards tickets can be booked here

Watch last year's video here



Apprentice of the Year

Michael Wright; training with Riverside Training (Spalding), employed by Accumulus Accounting

Rebecca Coward; training with Riverside Training (Spalding), employed by Bowman Stores Ltd


Student of the Year

Edyta Czapla MICB PM.Dip; trained with Training Link

Nicole Atkinson MICB; trained with Ideal Schools

Zillah Simpson MICB PM.Dip


Tutor of the Year

Michelle Baker; Training Link

Scot Vanden Akker; Ideal Schools

Steven Beavis; Open Study College


Employee of the Year

Alisa Schroeder MICB PM.Dip; Another Answer Ltd

Csilla Fekete MICB; IM Bookkeeping LTD 

Gemma Griffiths MICB CB.Dip; Bookkeepers in Buckingham Ltd


Employer of the Year

Adder Bookkeeping Ltd; Helen Bower MICB PM.Dip 

Safe Hands Bookkeeping Ltd; Jason Dalton MICB PM.Dip

Value Add Business Solutions Ltd; Michelle Smith MICB


Small Practice of the Year

Busby's Bookkeeping Services; Stephanie Busby MICB PM.Dip

But the Books; Zoe Whitman MICB

Exe Bookkeeping and Payroll Services; Jaye Snell MICB PM.Dip

Starbooks; Victoria Longmore MICB

CEM Bookkeeping & Consultancy; Clare Mannall FICB

The Bookkeeping Hub; Nicola Payne MICB PM.Dip

Beck Cottage Bookkeeping; Deborah Roe FICB PM.Dip


Large Practice of the Year

Safe Hands Bookkeeping; Jason Dalton MICB PM.Dip

NS24; Joanne Turner FICB PM.Dip

The Accounts Dept NE; Susan Lang MICB PM.Dip

Another Answer; Sylvia Bourhill C.FICB

Adder Bookkeeping; Helen Bower MICB PM.Dip

IM Bookkeeping; Ildiko Mokran FICB PM.Dip

Bookkeepers in Buckingham; Julie Austen FICB PM.Dip


New Practice of the Year

Open Counting House; Susan Bruland MICB

PDQ Bookkeepers; Kimberley Piombini MICB, Joanne Downs MICB

RGR Bookkeeping & Admin Services; Rachel Robinson MICB PM.Dip

Branch Chair of the Year

Caryl Gibson FICB; Devon (Exeter)

Claire Allen C.FICB; East Sussex

Lucy Brown FICB PM.Dip; Lincolnshire


Branch of the Year

Devon (Exeter); Caryl Gibson FICB

East Sussex; Claire Allen C.FICB

North Yorkshire; Catherine Pyman MICB


Social Media Influencer of the Year

Joanne Turner FICB PM.Dip, @NS24Ltd

Nicola Payne MICB PM.Dip, @bookkeeping_hub

Zoe Whitman MICB, @but_the_books


Luca Awards shortlists for Bookkeeping Products and Providers


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


Bookkeeping Software of the Year


Quickbooks Online

Quickbooks Desktop

Sage Business Cloud Accounting



Payroll Software of the Year



Sage Payroll

Xero Payroll


Expense and Document Management Software of the Year



Receipt Bank


Xero Expenses


Tax and Accounts Production Software






Practice Management Software

Accountancy Manager

Practice Ignition



Xero Practice Manager


Cashflow Forecasting Software




Spotlight Reporting


Add-on App/Service of the Year

Bright HR






Personality of the Year

Caroline Plumb, Fluidly

Della Hudson FCA, author of The Numbers Business

Gary Turner, Xero

Julia Wedgwood, Sage

Kevin Lord, FreeAgent


Friendliest Software of the Year






ICB Membership Benefit of the Year

ICBenefits; powered by Reward Gateway

ICB Utilities; powered by Make It Cheaper

ICB Technical Support Line; powered by Quest

ICB Professional Indemnity Insurance; powered by Qdos


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