2016 awards


Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the IAB UK & International Business & Skills Awards 2016.

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Bookkeeper of the Year - Sponsored by Lloyds Bank

Alison Edward MIAB, Simply Balanced Solutions

(Left to right – Alison Edward and Jenny McDowell from Lloyds Bank.)

Accountant of the Year - Sponsored by F A Simms and AMLCC

Natasha Penny FIAB AIAAP, Busy Books

(Natasha Penny with her award).

Payroll Professional of the Year - Sponsored by CIPP

Karen Thomson, Armstrong Watson

(Left to right – Karen Thomson and Ken Pullar from CIPP).

Small Business Mentor of the Year - Sponsored by SFEDI Group

Carl Beardon, Barclays

(Left to right – Carl Beardon and Tim Rivett from The British Bankers Association).

Apprentice of the Year

Luke Concannon, NGA Human Resources and Lauren Coles, NGA HR

(Left to right – Lauren Coles, IAB Council Vice Chair – Jila White and Luke Concannon).

Vivienne Burrows Award for Longstanding Commitment to the IAB

Kelly Thomson

(Left to right – IAB Council Chair Janet Jack and Kelly Thomson).

Kelly has made a significant contribution to the IAB over a period of 15 years interspersed by a couple of breaks. Her dedication and commitment over the years has greatly assisted the IAB to maintain its status as a professional body and also as a supervisor under the Money Laundering Regulations, supporting thousands of professional members around the world. Until very recently she was a staff member and will be greatly missed in her role as Membership and Compliance Officer.