Accountancy and Business Awards shortlist unveiled

The shortlist for the North West Society of Chartered Accountants (NWSCA) has been unveiled, with nominated individuals and companies across six categories.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a special awards dinner held on November 22 at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

Commenting on the awards Les Nutter, president of the North West Society of Chartered Accountants, and managing partner at Cassons chartered accountants, said: “To be shortlisted for an award is a fantastic achievement and well worth celebrating. This year’s black tie dinner and awards ceremony promises to be even bigger and better.”

Tickets cost £75 per person or £700 for a table of 10 (exl VAT). For further information and details on how to book please contact Clare Parisi, ICAEW Regional Executive - North West, on 01925 594 281 or email

The shortlisted nominees are:

Accountancy Rising Star (outside of practice) – Sponsored by AFR Consulting
• David Barrow (Recycling Lives)
• Robin Myers (Jacobi)
• James Speechley (Ascribe)

Accountancy Rising Star (in practice) – Sponsored by Norwest Recruit
• Judith Dugdale (Moore & Smalley)
• Rebekah Holt (Moore & Smalley)
• Chris Lamont (Lamont Pridmore Chartered Accountants)
• Tom Wilkinson (Pierce Chartered Accountants)

Accountancy Firm of the Year – Sponsored by Taylor Patterson
• Lamont Pridmore
• Moore & Smalley
• Pierce
• PM&M

Finance Director of the Year – Sponsored by Sage UK
• Steve Ramsdale (Swan Hotel & Spa)
• Wayne Tierney (Vokes Air UK)
• Darren Thomason (W H Bowker)

International Business of the Year – Sponsored by Napthens Solicitors
• Langtec
• Meltech
• Panaz
• Senator International

RBS Business of the Year
• Eric Wright Group
• Plumbs
• WEC Group