Who deserves an AccountingWEB New Year honour?
Nominations are now open for AccountingWEB’s 2012 New Year honours.
In a few weeks’ time, the papers will be full of praise for the figures plucked from the more respectable corners of society for recognition in the Queen’s New Year honours.
Under New Labour, the accountancy profession appeared to get less and less of a look in as the official gongs were passed out to sports stars, actors, HMRC staff and other civil servants along with do-gooding lollipop ladies nominated for recognition by local friends.
Nothing wrong with that, but we thought it was time to revive an old AccountingWEB tradition of giving out our own community honours. Like the prime minister and the Queen, we will choose some famous faces and our own favourites, but we also want your input.
- Member of the Order of Persuasion - Paul Aplin (ICAEW Tax Faculty). for services to accountants in influencing the Carter review.
- Knight of the Anti-Merger Brigade - Ken Frost
- Members of the Order of Persistence - Arctic Systems owners Geoff and Diana Jones for services to small business.
Who would you nominate for their services to the AccountingWEB community or the wider profession this year? Here are a few starter suggestions:
- Dave Hartnett, for services to the tax planning industry, perhaps?
- An order of the tax consultation martyr for Rebecca Benneyworth, to go with the HMRC external engagement award for her Agent Strategy work
- Competitive Order of Business Chaos – CCH & ICAEW for services to AccountingWEB membership figures
- Companion of the Beta-test Guinea Pigs for ShirleyM, petersaxton, Monsoon, RogerNeale, chatman, stepurhan and all the others who helped out in our AccountingWEB upgrade focus group.