Meet 2021 the finalists

Yorkshire is home to many of the UK’s premier accounting firms and its best accountants and advisers. These awards were developed to celebrate this incredible community, and the achievements and successes of the region’s best and brightest.

We had a fantastic response and dozens of entries for our independent judging panel to review. The debates were fierce and the results close, but these entries shone through and we’re pleased to be able to recognise them as 2021 finalists.

The categories are arranged in the order they will be announced during the ceremony. Click on each logo to find out more about each finalist.

Best Employer of the Year

Brand of the Year

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Tax Service Award

Audit Service Award

Independent Firm of the Year

Mid-Tier Firm of the Year

Large Firm of the Year

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Niche Firm of the Year

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Team of the Year

Digital and payroll teams

Job Retention Scheme and payroll teams

Bureau team

Corporate Finance Service Award

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Support Staff of the Year

IT team

Moosa Sacha, Hentons

Rebecca Farhall, Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants

In-house Finance Team of the Year

Trainee of the Year

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Bonny Augustine, Shenward Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Charlotte Jackson, Wasley Chapman & Co

Lawrence Edwards, BDO

Maninder Kaur, Shenward Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Molly Womersley-Stroud, RSM

Sophie Draper, Haines Watts Leeds

Sophie Towriss, BDO

Will Wood, RSM

Rising Star of the Year

Blazej Nowaczyk, Chamberlain & Co

Nick Charman, BDO

Philip George, Forrester Boyd

Sarah Greenwood, Whitesides Chartered Accountants

Yorkshire Advisor of the Year

Cassandra Fennell, CFA Tax

Michael Chamberlain, Chamberlain & Co

Natalie Jolly, Freedom in Numbers

Finance Director of the Year

Anthony Elston, Ridley & Hall

Sam Chamberlain, Chamberlain & Co

Yorkshire Accountant of the Year

Beverley Flanagan, Mind Your Assets Accounts

Cassandra Fennell, CFA Tax

John Garbutt, DSC Accountants

Phil Silvester, Sowerby

Partner of the Year

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Chris Etherington, RSM

Tim Baum-Dixon, Hentons

Vanessa Lee, BDO

Managing Partner of the Year

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John Oddy, Ascentis Accountants

Michael Chamberlain, Chamberlain & Co