ICB is absolutely delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 LUCA Awards

Congratulations to all the winners – and those shortlisted. 

ICB awarded companionship to the following: 

Paul Aplin CICB 
Chris Downing CICB 
Joanna Fredriksen C.MICB PM.Dip 
Caryl Gibson C.FICB 
Laura Murphy C.MICB PM.Dip 
Clare Kendall C.FICB

The LUCA Award winners are:   


New Practice of the Year  (Sponsored by Sage) 

  • Acey Bookkeeping Ltd - Anne Collins MICB PM.Dip and Lisa Pirie MICB  

Small Practice of the Year  (Sponsored by Xero) 

  • IDE Bookkeeping - Laura Murphy MICB PM.Dip  

  • Priority Business Services Ltd - Helen Armstrong FICB PM.Dip  

Highly commended: Drive Ahead Bookkeeping Ltd - David Shannon MICB PM.Dip 

Large Practice of the Year (Sponsored by IRIS Software Group)   

  • Wild Bookkeeping Ltd - Penelope Allard FICB PM.Dip   

Employed Bookkeeper/Team of the Year   

  • Cashtrak Ltd - Lorraine Gransden MICB PM.Dip 

Highly commended: The Team - Adder Bookkeeping Ltd  

ICB Branch of the Year  (Sponsored by Intuit) 

  • Lincolnshire  

Social Media Influencer of the Year (Sponsored by FreeAgent) 

  • Lara Manton MICB  

Student of the Year 

  • Mary Denise Gibson 

Highly commended: Lawrence Watmore 

Tutor of the Year  

  • Nicola Fisher (Ideal Schools) 

Training Provider of the Year 

  • Training Link 

Bookkeeping Personality of the Year   

  • Kirsty St John C.MICBPM.Dip 

The Michael Kintore Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession

  • Awarded posthumously to John Stokdyk of AccountingWeb 


Vendor Awards 


Data and Expenses App of the Year   

  • AutoEntry by Sage  

Payroll and HR Software of the Year   

  • BrightPay  

Business Bank of the Year   

  • Starling Bank  

Practice Management Software of the Year   

  • AccountancyManager by Bright  

Financial Services Provider of the Year    

  • Apron  

Reporting and Analysis App of the Year   

  • Dext Precision  

Bookkeeping Software of the Year  

  • Xero   

Tax and Accounts Production Software of the Year   

  • TaxCalc  

Client App of the Year   

  • Intuit QuickBooks  

Friendliest Software of the Year   

  • FreeAgent  


Kazakhstan Award

Employer of the Year

  • Bank Center Credit JSC

Azerbaijan Awards

For Contribution to the Development of the Financial Profession

  • Rauf Orujov

Financial Director of the Year

  • Atif Samadov

Financial Manager of the Year

  • Rasim Hasanov

Chief Accountant of the Year

  • Ilgar Mehrabov

Accountant of the Year

  • Rufat Akbarov

Financier of the Year

  • Khayal Jalilov

Specialist in Accounting of the Year

  • Ilham Mammadov

Student of the Year

  • Mahabbat Abdulrzayeva

Tutor of the Year

  • Afgan Safarli

Company of the Year

  • The State Agency on Mandatory Health Insurance

Training Centre of the Year

  • RS Consulting LLC

Ukraine Awards

For Contribution to the Development of the Financial Manager Profession

  • Oksana Sakhnatska

Professional Dignity and Resilience in Times of Crisis

  • Svitlana Khrapova

For Contribution to the Development of the Profession

  • Dmytro Oleksiyenko

Dignity and Courage in the Profession

  • Nataliia Spishenko

Chief Accountant and IFRS Specialist of the Year

  • Ellina Trubakova

Organisation Management of the Year

  • Olena Nusinova

Aleksandr Butenko Award for Professional in Risk Management of the Year

  • Nataliia Shevchenko

Investment Project Management Professional of the Year

  • Eugene Tymoshchenko

For Contribution to the Development of IFRS in Ukraine

  • Olena Kharlamova