Rebecca Benneyworth tells us about being honoured with the much deserved recognition of the Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s edition.

How does it feel to win the Outstanding Contribution Award?

I was so pleased and proud to win this award, it was a lovely recognition of the many years that I have worked to support accountants in their work.

What advice would you give to anyone entering the awards, or thinking of entering the awards next year?

The awards are a great recognition of the achievements of such a wide variety of accountants, with some really inspiring stories. If you don’t enter then you certainly won’t win, so just take a deep breath and give it a try! And it’s a really great night seeing all of the prizewinners collect their awards.

What does accounting excellence mean to you?

To me, as a practitioner at heart it means doing everything in your power to support your client businesses to achieve their ambitions for their business, with timely information and advice backed by technical excellence and a real understanding of business needs.