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I was a bit surprised to find that I'd been shortlisted for the Finance Monthly Magazine's Awards in the category of  Individual Tax - Adviser of the Year UK.

"We are delighted to inform you that you have been shortlisted for the Finance Monthly Magazine – M&A Awards 2019 in the category of:

Individual Tax - Adviser of the Year  UK"

Is anyone else in the frame ?

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Psycho
By Wilson Philips
14th Apr 2019 12:21

I can go one better- I won. Now I only have to pay £279 plus VAT for my trophy. I thought about asking for the certificate as well but that’s £285 plus VAT plus P&P

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By carnmores
14th Apr 2019 17:25

A worthy winner!

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
14th Apr 2019 13:44

When I was a one-man-band, I won both ‘National Insurance adviser of the year’ and ‘International Tax Advisor of the year - UK’. I felt quite chuffed. Declined the offer of the hardware to go behind my wins, or the double page spread. I played along and did get sent a graphic for my email signature though.

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By Tax Dragon
14th Apr 2019 15:32

NI and international tax? Interesting choice of specialisms for a one man band.

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By Tax Dragon
14th Apr 2019 17:33

Oh and... what carnmores said.

Twice.

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By andy.partridge
14th Apr 2019 18:40

I’d be more surprised if you hadn’t been shortlisted.

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Psycho
By Wilson Philips
14th Apr 2019 19:01

I’ve also been invited to take part in an interview for them, for which they’ll pay me £1,200. Oh wait... *I’ve* got to pay *them* £1,200.

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By carnmores
14th Apr 2019 19:08

Or is it £2,400?

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By Tax Dragon
14th Apr 2019 19:51

I'm starting to be grateful that I couldn't advise myself out of a paper bag. Sounds an expensive business, being good at what you do.

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By carnmores
14th Apr 2019 20:32

Me also

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By Lone_Wolf
15th Apr 2019 10:11

Much less expensive to just make up your own awards and win all of them.

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By Red Leader
15th Apr 2019 11:32

Everyone's a winner!

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 12:16

I'm not.

Maybe that can be my USP.

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 12:30

Unbelievable!!

I've received an email that says tells me about my "nomination for the International Finance Awards 2019. The awards are open to all businesses within the sector, from retail, internet and commercial banks, credit unions, savings and loans associations, investment banks and companies, brokerage firms, insurance companies, mortgage companies and more".

I assume I must come under "and more". It feels so personalised... it feels like they know what I do... I feel so honoured to be so noticed.

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By lionofludesch
15th Apr 2019 12:45

In which category have you been nominated ?

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 13:05

I didn't read the email before I deleted it. But it's still in my trash so I can go have a look.... it doesn't tell me. I have to click on link and I ain't gonna do that, even for you.

I see now it does say "as with all our awards there is no cost in accepting the nomination, nor if you should go on to be successful" - which sounds like an offer to cover my cost should I accept, but I suspect I'm misreading it.

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By snickersinatwix
15th Apr 2019 13:18

In recent weeks, I have been notified that I have been shortlisted for the following:

Business review - Adviser of the Year UK
Business Families - Advisory Firm of the Year UK
I have also won a Taxation Award as well but have not clicked on the link to find out which it was.

Looks like the fees I will have to pay for all of the trophies etc will pay for someone else's night out!

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
15th Apr 2019 13:37

We have a "Gazelle" award somewhere in the office as one of the fastest growing companies (In percentage terms) in the UK, think it was circa 2000/2001.

It was true, we were fast growing, profits were six times prior year, but catch was it was all due to a single property project and next year our profits reverted to their more normal levels.

Never got around to sticking it in a frame, maybe when I return next week I ought to dig it out to make my office look more impressive (somewhat misleading as there is nothing that is ever going to make my office look impressive short of demolishing the building)

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By Vile Nortin Naipaan
15th Apr 2019 16:01

Finance Monthly Magazine want to interview me for an article, and the longer the article that they will write based on that interview, the more they want me to pay them.

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By lionofludesch
15th Apr 2019 16:43

Would "expletive deleted" feature strongly in that ?

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 17:14

That would cost more than "****".

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By Wilson Philips
15th Apr 2019 16:56

Plus VAT of course ("if applicable")

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By brian-scholar
15th Apr 2019 16:37

I am feeling really miffed that no one is trying to scam me. Why am I being ignored? It's not fair!

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 17:08

I'm happy for you to agree to cover the costs I apparently wouldn't be incurring were I accepting the nomination.

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Psycho
By Wilson Philips
15th Apr 2019 16:54

My award is "Accounting and Auditing Firm of the Year - Scotland"

That last word is particularly intriguing.

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By Tax Dragon
15th Apr 2019 17:13

It's a weird place that spawned the likes of Mel Gibson. James Bond lived there once, based on which I believe it to be black and white, merged to form a helluva lot of grey.

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