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Congratulations to everyone who won and was nominated as we celebrate the achievements of our profession together

Get a feel for the magic of the Luca Awards ceremony and afterparty in this year's highlights video:

 
Apprentice of the Year
Rebecca Coward; training with Riverside Training (Spalding), employed by Bowman Stores Ltd
(picked up by Victor Gidney, Apprenticeship Tutor)
 
Apprentice
 
Shortlisted:
Michael Wright; training with Riverside Training (Spalding), employed by Accumulus Accounting
 
Student of the Year
Nicole Atkinson MICB; trained with Ideal Schools
 
Student
 
Shortlisted:
Edyta Czapla MICB PM.Dip; trained with Training Link
Zillah Simpson MICB PM.Dip
 
Tutor of the Year
Scot Vanden Akker; Ideal Schools 
 
Tutor
 
Shortlisted:
Michelle Baker; Training Link
Steven Beavis; Open Study College
 
Large Training Provider of the Year
Training Link

Large ATP
 
Shortlisted:
Ideal Schools
Open Study College
 
Small Training Provider of the Year
Oxbridge Home Learning
 
Shortlisted:
E-Careers
Kaplan Financial

Employee of the Year
Gemma Griffiths MICB CB.Dip; Bookkeepers in Buckingham Ltd
 
Employee 

Shortlisted:
Alisa Schroeder MICB PM.Dip; Another Answer Ltd
Csilla Fekete MICB; IM Bookkeeping LTD 
 
Employer of the Year
Value Add Business Solutions Ltd; Michelle Smith MICB
 
Employer
 
Shortlisted:
Adder Bookkeeping Ltd; Helen Bower MICB PM.Dip 
Safe Hands Bookkeeping Ltd; Jason Dalton MICB PM.Dip
 
Small Practice of the Year
CEM Bookkeeping & Consultancy; Clare Mannall FICB
 
 Small Practice

Shortlisted:
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 
The Bookkeeping Hub; Nicola Payne MICB PM.Dip
 Beck Cottage Bookkeeping; Deborah Roe FICB PM.Dip
 
Large Practice of the Year
Another Answer; Sylvia Bourhill C.FICB
 
Large Practice
 
Shortlisted:
Safe Hands Bookkeeping; Jason Dalton MICB PM.Dip
NS24; Joanne Turner FICB PM.Dip
The Accounts Dept NE; Susan Lang MICB PM.Dip
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
 
New Practice

Shortlisted:
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)
 
Branch Chair

Shortlisted:
Claire Allen C.FICB; East Sussex
Lucy Brown FICB PM.Dip; Lincolnshire
 
Branch of the Year
Devon (Exeter); Caryl Gibson FICB
 
Branch

Shortlisted:
East Sussex; Claire Allen C.FICB
North Yorkshire; Catherine Pyman MICB
 
Social Media Influencer of the Year
Zoe Whitman MICB, @but_the_books

Influencer
 
Shortlisted:
Joanne Turner FICB PM.Dip, @NS24Ltd
Nicola Payne MICB PM.Dip, @bookkeeping_hub
 

Luca Awards for Bookkeeping Products and Providers 

As voted for by ICB students and members in an online ballot
 
Bookkeeping Software of the Year
Xero
 
 Xero
 
Shortlisted:
FreeAgent
Quickbooks Online
Quickbooks Desktop
Sage Business Cloud Accounting
 
Payroll Software of the Year
BrightPay
 
BrightPay
 
Shortlisted:
Moneysoft
Sage Payroll
Xero Payroll
 
Expense and Document Management Software of the Year
AutoEntry
 
AutoEntry

Shortlisted:
HubDoc
Receipt Bank
SmartVault
Xero Expenses
 
Tax and Accounts Production Software
Taxfiler
 
Taxfiler
 
Shortlisted:
BTCSoftware
GoSimpleTax
TaxCalc
 
Practice Management Software
AccountancyManager

AccountancyManager
 
Shortlisted:
Practice Ignition
Senta
TaxCalc
Xero Practice Manager
 
Cashflow Forecasting Software
Fluidly

Fluidly
 
Shortlisted:
Float 
Futrli
Spotlight Reporting
 
Add-on App/Service of the Year
SmartVault
 
Add on App Luca 2019
 
Shortlisted:
Bright HR
Chaser
GoCardless
iZettle
 
Personality of the Year
Gary Turner, Xero
 
Gary Turner
 
Shortlisted:
Caroline Plumb, Fluidly
Della Hudson FCA, author of The Numbers Business
Julia Wedgwood, Sage
Kevin Lord, FreeAgent
 
Friendliest Software of the Year
FreeAgent
 
FreeAgent
 
Shortlisted:
AutoEntry
BrightPay
SmartVault
Xero
 
ICB Membership Benefit of the Year
ICBenefits; powered by Reward Gateway
 
Shortlisted:
ICB Utilities; powered by Make It Cheaper 
ICB Technical Support Line; powered by Quest
 ICB Professional Indemnity Insurance; powered by Qdos

 

ICB bestowed Companionship upon the following seven people:

Victor Brownlow FICB
Christine Aplin MICB PM.Dip
Julie Austen FICB PM.Dip
Julia Wedgwood
Eszter Petrinovics FICB PM.Dip
Helen Khorikova (ICB-ICFM Ukraine)

Companions


 

 

 

 

 

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