Hear from the judging panel, view the menu and read the full shortlist
Welcome to the virtual programme for the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards 2024. Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the awards ceremony, from who’s hosting and what’s on the menu, to the all-important shortlist.
Kicking off the programme below is an introduction from Bev Flanagan, council member, director and trustee of the AAT, who chaired the independent judging panel.
“As chair of the judging panel for this year’s Yorkshire Accountancy Awards, I am honoured to congratulate all of the winners on your outstanding achievements. Your dedication to excellence and commitment to the highest standards in accountancy have set a remarkable example for our industry and our region. I commend each of you for your hard work and innovation, and I look forward to witnessing your continued success in the future.”
Thursday 22 February 2024, New Dock Hall, Leeds
Dress code: Black tie
19:00 Welcome reception
After turning to stand-up as a break from his studies whilst he was a junior doctor, Paul Sinha went on to become both a practising GP and an Edinburgh comedy award nominee. He continued to perform whilst working as a locum in the East End of London, at the same time his experiences on the NHS frontline became a great source of material.
Paul’s wonderfully relaxed, friendly story-telling style combines wry observations on life and the world with beautifully crafted one-liners, along with a fund of anecdotes from his experiences with patients and bureaucracy.
Having now forsaken doctoring, Paul is frequently heard on Radio 4 and 5Live displaying his knowledge, passion and wit on current affairs and sport- especially cricket and football- on everything from his own documentary features to The News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show, Fighting Talk and Yes It’s The Ashes. He wrote and hosted his own documentary for Radio 4, The Sinha Test, in which he looked at the intertwining of sport and nationality, a theme he revisited for the Olympics with The Sinha Games. He also presented his History Revision series which took on the more unusual yet telling aspects of history, and appeared on QI, Would I Lie to You?, and ITV4s sporting quiz Football Genius.
A quiz obsessive (and a regular fixture in the UK’s top 20 best quizzers) Paul realised a life-long dream by appearing on special editions of both University Challenge and Mastermind. he appears as a ‘chaser’ on ITV’s popular quiz show The Chase (where Paul is known as ‘The Sinnerman’). As well as participating in televised and pub quizzes, he writes and hosts them. He’s also a published wrter with his first book The Real British Citizenship Test: What You Really Need to Know to be a UK Citizen taking a comic look at British identity and stereotypes. Paul made headlines when he offered Gordon Brown some tips on how to keep his jokes fresh.
Lux Collective are an innovative DJ Live duo consisting of saxophone and percussionist/DJ. Combining the deep musical knowledge of a skilled multi-instrumentalist and the instinctive rhythm and mixing of a pro DJ and drummer, Lux Collective always deliver an unforgettable party.
This talented pair play the biggest hits in classic dance, house, club and chart music, as well as classic motown, pop, soul, funk and reggae. Lux Collective’s expansive repertoire and dynamic live show has guests of all ages and tastes cramming the dance floor.
With an amazing light up saxophone and a wireless microphone, the Lux Collective join you and your guests on the dance floor during their exhilarating, interactive performances. This is accompanied by stunning colour changing percussion, bongos and DJ set up.
My real name is Oliver and I perform at events all over the UK. Revilo is actually Oliver backwards (mind-blown), so Twist fell perfectly into place.
You might be wondering why I became a magician. The answer is quite simple, the reactions that I receive from creating moments of impossibility give me the best feeling in the world.
Meet the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards Team
Emma Cockings- Editor for Yorkshire Legal