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Introduction

The Business Insider Scottish Accountancy & Financial Technology Awards recognise the work undertaken by accountants and the rise of fintech businesses and specialisms that play a vital role in ensuring the effectiveness of both private and public sector organisations.

The awards dinner, which is now in its 13th year, attracts over 250 guests, made up of finalists, judges, sponsors, accountants, finance workers and businesspeople.

The prestigious ceremony not only offers numerous networking opportunities throughout but guests also enjoy a three course meal and entertainment.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday 11th June.

Thursday 11th June 2020
6.30pm - 11.00pm
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Entry Process

Once an entry has been submitted, a questionnaire will be sent out for completion followed by a shortlisting by our panel of experts.

The information provided will be collated by the research team at the Edinburgh Napier University Business School. Judging for all award categories is extremely thorough and will be carried out following the questionnaire deadline of Wednesday 25th March.

If the nominated company/individual moves forward to the next stage, representatives will be invited to attend an interview in front of the judging panel on Wednesday 13th May following judging on 28th April.

Please note that in order to receive questionnaire, the submission form should be completed by Friday 20th March.

Award Categories


  • Small accountancy firm of the year

    Accountancy firms with fewer than 50 staff in Scotland. For a firm which has enjoyed an exceptional year in 2019 and demonstrated its outstanding achievements. The judges will be looking at a number of areas including leadership, growth, innovation, client service and CSR.

    Nominate

    Finance director of the year

    Sponsored by GovGrant

    The Panel is looking for Finance Directors who have provided significant contribution to the development of their company or organisation and perhaps have made their mark with some special achievements. The organisation must be a head office or a subsidiary but it must be based in Scotland.

    Nominate

    Emerging finance director of the year

    Candidates for Emerging FD of the year are likely to be showing long term potential in their first FD role, there is no specific age limit. He or she will have contributed significantly to the development of the company or organisation. The organisation must be a head office or a subsidiary but it must be based in Scotland.

    Nominate

    Young accountant of the year

    Accountants who have qualified within the last five years and who have demonstrated leadership, contributed to strong growth, presented innovative solutions and demonstrated good client service. Entrants should also have entrepreneurial flair and be good team players.

    Nominate

    Tax team of the year

    For a team which must be client focused and able to present good results for their clients. Innovative solutions will also be considered.

    Nominate

    Accountant of the year

    Sponsored by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

    For an outstanding individual in either the private or public sector in Scotland who has made his or her mark in accountancy particularly in during 2019.

    Nominate

    Innovation in Accountancy

    Celebrating an outstanding development that transforms accounting practice or processes that has come to the fore over the past year. The innovation could be technology based but needn't necessarily be so.

    Nominate

    Emerging FinTech Company of the Year

    For a firm which has emerged in the past two years that has 'made waves' over the past year. The judges will be looking at a number of areas including quality of technology, predicted disruptive impact and potential for growth.

    Nominate

    Exporting FinTech Company of the Year

    The panel is looking for the fintech that has produced the most impact in overseas trade over the past year. The judges will look at the quantity, quality and geographic spread of the sales.

    Nominate

2019 Winners

  • Small Accountancy Firm of the Year – One Accounting Ltd

    Small Accountancy Firm of the Year

    One Accounting Ltd

    Finance Director of the Year – Stuart Roberts, Robertson Group (Holdings) Ltd

    Finance Director of the Year

    Stuart Roberts, Robertson Group (Holdings) Ltd

  • Emerging Finance Director of the Year - Thomas Gillan, Social Investment Scotland

    Emerging Finance Director of the Year

    Thomas Gillan, Social Investment Scotland

    Young Accountant of the Year – Ashleigh Mackay, EY Accountants

    Young Accountant of the Year

    Ashleigh Mackay, EY Accountants

  • Tax Team of the Year – Skyscanner

    Tax Team of the Year

    Skyscanner

    Accountant of the Year - Beth MacLeod, PG Paper Company Ltd

    Accountant of the Year

    Beth MacLeod, PG Paper Company Ltd

  • Innovation in Accountancy – Airts

    Innovation in Accountancy

    Airts

    Emerging FinTech Company of the Year - WhisperClaims

    Emerging FinTech Company of the Year

    WhisperClaims

Host

Fred MacAulay

Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of TV appearances, Fred’s on air witticisms and on screen reputation are the product of years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.

Arriving late to the world of stand-up comedy in the early 90’s, he has gone on to be a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (this will be his 29th) and at comedy festivals worldwide.

Appearances on many Radio 4 comedy panel shows including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Just A Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz guarantee an audience for Fred’s Live stand-up tours.


On the Night

  • 6.30pm / Champagne Reception
  • 7.00pm / Guests seated
  • 7.15pm / Welcome
  • 7.30pm / Dinner served
  • 9.15pm / Awards 1-5
  • 9.45pm / Entertainment
  • 10.15pm / Awards 6-10
  • 10.45pm / Closing speeches
  • 1.00am / Bar closes

Tickets

Booking Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets or tables of ten/twelve for this event. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Included in the ticket price:
• Pre-dinner drinks reception
• Official dinner programme
• 3 course meal
• Allocation of half bottle of wine per person
• After Dinner Speaker/Entertainment

Table of 10: £1,200.00 plus VAT
Table of 12: £1,440.00 plus VAT
Single tickets: £132.00 plus VAT

TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK HERE

Single tickets will be seated at the discretion of Insider Events (single ticket holders from the same organisation will be seated at the same table unless otherwise advised). For those organisations that book more than one table, Insider Events will try to ensure that their tables will be situated together.

Payment Options

Credit & debit cards/Invoicing
We accept all major credit and debit cards and if you are a registered company we can invoice you directly for tables.
Please contact Aileen Turnbull, on 07825 899 187 or email aileen.turnbull@insider.co.uk.

NB - Tickets will not be dispatched until full payment for an invoice has been received.

Cheques
Please make cheques payable to Reach Scotland and send to:
Aileen Turnbull
Scottish Accountacy & Financial Technology Awards 
Insider Events
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