2014 awards


Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the IAB UK & International Business & Skills Awards 2014.

IAB Finance & Small Business Awards 2014

Bookkeeper of the Year

Amanda Taylor

Amanda runs her own practice, AT Accounts Ltd in Whitstable. She is a Fellow member of the IAB. This award recognises her hardwork and dedication to bookkeeping and her clients and for being a highly respected IAB member.

Accountant of the Year

Gary Richards

Gary runs his own practice, TaxAssist Accountants in Kent. This award recognises his refreshing approach, broad in-depth knowledge of accounting and dedication to his clients.

Payroll Professional of the Year

Jackie Petherbridge

Jackie runs the The Payroll Practice Limited, which has offices in Devon and Middlesex. Jackie is a CIPP member and is a committed professional with high standards and a passion for education and the promotion of the payroll function. This award recognises her hard work and dedication to her clients both in the UK and overseas.

Small Business Mentor of the Year

Laura Kaye Tomlinson

Laura received the Small Business Mentor of the Year award in recognition of her voluntary work helping start-up and small businesses to grow and prosper. Her accounting expertise and experience of starting her own business allows her to offer meaningful advice in a professional yet completely down to earth manner. She has worked extremely hard with Prince’s Trust mentees over the past couple of years offering both start up advice and ongoing support. She volunteers her time as a mentor for the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs and has recently been accepted as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme.

Vivienne Burrows Award for Longstanding Commitment to the IAB

Clive Johnson

Clive has been a Fellow member of the IAB for almost 30 years. He served on the IAB Council for nine years, three of which as Vice Chairman. He then followed this by serving a further three years as Chairman of the IAB Council, providing significant leadership through what, to date, may well have been the IAB’s most challenging period.  During his time on the Council, he was involved with membership, public relations and regulatory activities. He played a key role in making the case to HM Treasury for the IAB obtaining recognition as a Statutory Supervisor under the Money Laundering Regulations. He also represented the IAB at various HMRC meetings and latterly served as a member of the HMRC Employers’group.