Student LUCA shortlist announced

The student shortlist for the 2022 LUCA awards has been published.

The awards, which celebrate the brightest and best of the bookkeeping profession, will take place on the evening of 7 November at the Park Plaza Hotel, overlooking the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The evening will follow the Bookkeepers’ Summit, the world’s biggest conference for bookkeepers, organised by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

This year, there are six categories that will recognise the achievements of bookkeeping students, apprentices, and training providers. The shortlist is as follows:

Apprenticeship Training Provider of the Year

Crosby Management Training LtdMBKB TrainingSmart Training and RecruitmentWalsall CollegeWest Suffolk College

Small Accredited Training Provider of the Year

MBKB TrainingNational Extension CollegeSynergy Bahamas

Large Accredited Training Provider of the Year

Ideal SchoolsOpen Study CollegeTraining Link

Student of the Year

Helen Brooks, Independent StudySiobhan Ife MICB PM.Dip studied with Training LinkSaema Man, studied with Ideal SchoolsLillian Okolie MICB studied with Training LinkKathryn Vincent MICB studied independently

Apprentice of the Year

Tayla Fenn, Local Government Association, trained with MBKB TrainingPaulina Kleczar, Sainbury’s, trained with Crosby Management Training LtdKirsten Lee, Balfour Beatty, trained with Smart Training and RecruitmentThomas Worral, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Training with MBKB TrainingRbeyah Yassir, Premier Foods, Trained with MBKB Training

Tutor of the Year

Michele Baker, Training LinkEmma Millward, MBKB TrainingLouise Woodhouse, Ideal Schools

For those on the shortlist, a nomination for a prestigious LUCA Award is a real springboard for their careers. Student of the Year nominee, Siobhan Ife (pictured) MICB PM.Dip commented on how honoured she was to be in the running for an award; “I feel absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted and I am incredibly grateful for the nomination in recognition of my studies.”

To join the nominees at the star-studded Bookkeepers Summit and LUCA Awards, don’t forget to book your tickets here today.