Our Judges

The make-up of our judging panel changes from year to year, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of the industry itself. Our closely vetted panel comes together on the yearly judging day for lively debates on our hotly contested categories ensuring each entry is vetted against our strict criteria and high standards.

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2022 JUDGES PANEL

MEET THE JUDGES

Paul aplin

Paul aplin

Freelance writer & past president ICAEW

Jonathan Bareham

Jonathan Bareham

Director and co-founder, Raedan

Alastair Barlow

Alastair Barlow

CEO and co-founder, flinder

Rebecca Benneyworth

Rebecca Benneyworth

Principal, Rebecca Benneyworth and Co

JO BIRTWISTLE

JO BIRTWISTLE

Editor in Chief, AccountingWEB

Jackie Clifford

Jackie Clifford

Director, Clarity Learning and Development

Robert Collings

Robert Collings

Head of Finance, Flux

Steve Collings

Steve Collings

Director and author, LWA Ltd

Glenn Collins

Glenn Collins

Head of Policy, Technical and Strategic Engagement, ACCA

Jason Croke

Jason Croke

VAT Director, Rayner Essex

Aynsley Damery

Aynsley Damery

CEO and Founder, Clarity

Tom Dunkerley

Tom Dunkerley

Chief Executive Officer, Sift

Emma Fox

Emma Fox

Founder, Fresh Financials & Co-Founder, App Advisory Plus

David Frodsham

David Frodsham

Managing Partner, Little Venice Partners LLP

Dudley Gould

Dudley Gould

VP of Business Development, Circit

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart

Chair, BASDA

Richard Hattersley

Richard Hattersley

Editor, AccountingWEB

Ben Heald

Ben Heald

Sift Chair & Founder of AccountingWEB

Tom Herbert

Tom Herbert

Technology Editor, AccountingWEB

Ian Holloway FCIPP, AMBCS

Ian Holloway FCIPP, AMBCS

Payroll Consultant, i-Realise Ltd

Della Hudson

Della Hudson

Author, Speaker and Business Coach

Riaz Kala

Riaz Kala

Associate Director, Haines Watts

nathan keeley

nathan keeley

Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting, Carpenter Box

Zoe Lacey-Cooper

Zoe Lacey-Cooper

Managing Director, CPD Store at Omnipro

Graham Lamont

Graham Lamont

Chief Executive, Lamont Pridmore

Bobby Lane

Bobby Lane

CEO of Factotum and SME Growth Expert & Media Commentator

Mark Lee FCA

Mark Lee FCA

Chairman of the Tax Advice Network and Debunker, Speaker and Mentor for Accountants

 nick levine

nick levine

Chartered accountant and fintech consultant

ria-jaine lincoln

ria-jaine lincoln

Director, The Beauty Accountant

Dan McNamara

Dan McNamara

Managing Director, PracticeWeb

Rosalia Munro

Rosalia Munro

Head of Communications, ICB

Warren Munson

Warren Munson

Managing Partner, Azets

Blaire Palmer

Blaire Palmer

Author, Speaker & Leadership Coach, That People Thing

Nick Park

Nick Park

Director, Green & Co Accountants and Tax Advisors

jason piper

jason piper

Head of Tax and Business Law – Professional Insights, ACCA

Sharon Pocock FCCA

Sharon Pocock FCCA

MD and Chief Innovator, Kinder Pocock

Carl Reader

Carl Reader

Chairman, d&t and Author of BOSS IT

Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed

Senior Accounting Journalist

Richard Sergeant

Richard Sergeant

Managing Director, Principle Point

Katie Sharpe

Katie Sharpe

Director - Head of UK Payroll, Mazars UK

 Jill Smith MCIPPdip

Jill Smith MCIPPdip

Head of Operations, CIPP

John Stokdyk

John Stokdyk

Head of Insight, AccountingWEB

Heather Townsend

Heather Townsend

Author and founder, The Accountants Millionaires' Club

Philip Turnbull

Philip Turnbull

Chief Executive Officer, AIA

Natasha Wallace

Natasha Wallace

Founder and Chief Coach, Conscious Works

Jane Wanless

Jane Wanless

Writer

katherine white

katherine white

Partner, Buzzacott

Rhodri Whitlock

Rhodri Whitlock

Assurance and Advisory Consultant and Non-Executive Director

Zoe Whitman

Zoe Whitman

Co-host of The Bookkeepers’ Podcast

Jo Wood

Jo Wood

Director, Jo Wood Virtual FD

Enter the awards

WILL THIS YEAR BE YOUR YEAR?

For over a decade, the Accounting Excellence Awards have recognised the most innovative, ambitious, and successful accounting firms, individuals, and vendors within the UK. Will you be joining our hall of fame and accepting a trophy on stage this year? There’s only one way to find out, join us at the Awards Night in London this September.

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