The shortlist for the 2012 North West Society of Chartered Accountants has been unveiled

The shortlist for the 2012 North West Society of Chartered Accountants (NWSCA) Accountancy and Business Awards has been unveiled, with individuals and companies recognised across six categories.

The prestigious event celebrates outstanding achievements of businesses and professionals across Lancashire andSouthLakes.

The winners of the awards will be announced at a special awards dinner held on November 22 at the Imperial Hotel,Blackpool.

To celebrate the successes of 2012, the ceremony will welcome former Olympian Roger Black MBE who will share lessons learnt in his own successes.

Simon Speak, Director of one of their key sponsors AFR Consulting said of the awards: “There was a great caliber of businesses and individuals entered and judging to whittle the finalists down was a tough task.

“To be shortlisted is a great achievement in itself and we will see who comes out on top on the night.”

For the full shortlist, see below: 
Accountancy Rising Star (outside of practice) – Sponsored by AFR Consulting
• David Barrow (Recycling Lives)
• Robin Myers (Jacobi)
• James Speechley (Ascribe)

Accountancy Rising Star (in practice) – Sponsored by Norwest Recruit
• Judith Dugdale (Moore & Smalley)
• Rebekah Holt (Moore & Smalley)
• Chris Lamont (Lamont Pridmore Chartered Accountants)
• Tom Wilkinson (Pierce Chartered Accountants)

Accountancy Firm of the Year – Sponsored by Taylor Patterson
• Lamont Pridmore
• Moore & Smalley
• Pierce
• PM&M

Finance Director of the Year – Sponsored by Sage UK
• Steve Ramsdale (Swan Hotel & Spa)
• Wayne Tierney (Vokes Air UK)
• Darren Thomason (W H Bowker)

International Business of the Year – Sponsored by Napthens Solicitors
• Langtec
• Meltech
• Panaz
• Senator International

RBS Business of the Year 
• Eric Wright Group
• Plumbs
• WEC Group

Tickets cost £75 per person or £700 for a table of 10 (exl VAT). For further information and details on how to book please contact Clare Parisi, ICAEW Regional Executive – North West, on 01925 594 281 or email