The Tolley's Taxation Awards 2017 :: CATEGORIES

TOLLEY'S TAXATION AWARDS 2017

WINNERS

TOLLEY'S TAXATION AWARDS 2017

WINNERS

TOLLEY'S TAXATION AWARDS 2017

Entries are now closed for 2017 and will re-open in November for the 2018 Awards. If you would like further information on the awards please email alma.watson@rbi.co.uk

 

 

 

BEST TAX TEAM IN A BIG 4 FIRM

This should be a team which is not entered into any of the other specific categories. The winner of this category will be a specific tax team in a big four firm which has a record of achievement, client service (internal or external) and teamwork that marks it out in a highly competitive field. It can be any size, but must clearly be a single team, particularly if spread across more than one office – judges will be looking for evidence of genuine team spirit and identity. By their nature such teams are often very specialist – please include enough information about the sector for the judges to get a clear idea of what the team does.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST TAX TEAM IN A NATIONAL FIRM

This award is open to tax teams in national firms outside the Big 4. It is for teams which are not covered by any of the specific awards, such as tax investigation team or international team. We would expect that most entrants will be teams which specialise in business or corporate tax, but we would also welcome entries from mixed tax teams, specialist teams who fall outside one of the specific categories, or the entirety of a firm’s tax practice.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST INTERNATIONAL TAX TEAM

Teams in this category, which are open to firms of all sizes, deal with any aspect of international tax, whether corporate, personal or indirect. Past winners have shown an ability to bring together diverse skills, and to respond to the specific needs of their clients. Where teams are spread over several locations, entries should explain how members work together. While parts of the team may be located overseas, it must be able to show it is primarily UK-based.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST TAX INVESTIGATION TEAM sponsored by Professional Fee Protection

This award seeks to find a top quality team which specialises in tax investigation and/or dispute resolution work, providing effective solutions to clients and managing the difficult demands of enquiry work. The judges will be looking for a team which stands out as offering the best level of service, the greatest levels of technical ability and which can provide supporting evidence of success. Because of the nature of the work, testimonials may be anonymised, but the originals should be available for confidential verification.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


JAMES BULLOCK AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TAX LAW

This category is for achievement in any branch of tax law and is open to barristers and solicitors. It is open to individuals and to firms. Where firms are entering the judges will look at the expertise of the firm in taxation matters rather than the achievements of the firm across the entire range of legal services.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST IN-HOUSE TAX TEAM

This award is designed to recognise the important position of in-house tax experts in industry and business in dealing with the tax affairs of their employer. This is open to any in house team, whether in commerce and industry, the public sector, a charity or other quasi public body. Past winners have shown versatility and technical depth which added value either in furthering strategic objectives or maximising shareholder value, or both.

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BEST SINGLE OFFICE PRACTICE IN THE MIDLANDS AND NORTH


Open to any tax or accountancy firm run from a single office (regardless of the number of principals or employees) offering a general tax service direct to clients. As well as applying the criteria applicable to the regional tax practice category as appropriate, judges will be looking for evidence of the extra level of personal service and commitment which these practices can offer their clients.
Open to all practices with a single office in:
Scotland - All regions above the Scottish border
North Eastern & Western - Cleveland | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | Kingston upon Hull | Northumberland | Lincolnshire| North Yorkshire | South Yorkshire | Tyne & Wear Cumbria | Greater Manchester | Lancashire | Merseyside | West Yorkshire
Northern Ireland -  Antrim | Armagh | City of Belfast | City of Derry | Down | Fermanagh | Londonderry | Tyrone
Eastern - Bedfordshire | Cambridgeshire | Essex | Hertfordshire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Nottinghamshire | Rutland | Suffolk
Midlands - Cheshire | Derbyshire | Herefordshire | Shropshire | Staffordshire | Warwickshire | West Midlands | Worcestershire
Wales - Anglesey |  Cardiganshire | Carmarthenshire |  Denbighshire | Flintshire |  Gwynedd | Monmouthshire | Pembrokeshire | Powys.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST SINGLE OFFICE PRACTICE IN THE LONDON AND SOUTH sponsored by Qdos

Open to any tax or accountancy firm run from a single office (regardless of the number of principals or employees) offering a general tax service direct to clients. As well as applying the criteria applicable to the regional tax practice category (as appropriate), judges will be looking for evidence of the extra level of personal service and commitment which these practices can offer their clients.
Open to all practices with a single office in:
London - City of London | Greater London
Southern - Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | East Sussex | Hampshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Oxfordshire | Surrey | West Sussex
South West - City of Bristol |  Cornwall |  Devon | Dorset | Gloucestershire | Somerset | Wiltshire.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


TAX PRACTICE IN A REGIONAL FIRM

For tax and accountancy firms which, while not having a national presence, operate from more than one office and provide a general tax service direct to clients (tax consultancy teams have a specialist category). Judges will apply the general criteria to the client tax service as a whole, whether this is provided by a specialist team or the whole practice, and the entry should be prepared on this basis. Judges will be looking for levels of service, growth, innovation and/or client satisfaction which mark this practice out from their peers.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY FIRM

The judges will be looking for independent firms whose work is predominantly tax consultancy rather than a traditional compliance and advisory practice.  The category is not for consultancy divisions of larger tax practices. Judges will be looking for a high degree of specialist knowledge and innovation.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST VAT PRACTICE

This award will go to a team which has proven specialist skills in providing exceptional advice in the field of VAT. Past winners have shown either a wide range of services or a very high level of expertise in a specialist area, in-depth knowledge of their field of tax and an innovative or exceptional service.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST INDIRECT TAX TEAM

This award will go to practices specialising in other indirect taxes such as Customs duties, Environmental taxes etc. Past winners have shown either a wide range of services or a very high level of expertise in a specialist area, an in-depth knowledge of their field, and innovative or exceptional service.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR IN AN ACCOUNTANCY OR TAX PRACTICE

This is for accountancy and tax practices which have developed innovative approaches to the making tax digital challenge (not applicable for software developers).

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST TAX PRACTICE IN A DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATION

This is intended for independent practices (not restricted to single office practices) in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Involvement with devolved taxes is preferable but not essential.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


BEST NEW TAX PRACTICE

Open to genuine start up practices which have been established in the last three years –  from 1 Jan 2014.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


TAX WRITER OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the individual who has shown a proven ability to write knowledgeably about technical tax issues in the professional press, online or in book form. Past winners have shown an ability to tackle complex issues in a manner that is accessible to the tax community as a whole. The judges will be looking for insight, thought-leadership and analysis. Entrants should make a PDF submission of no more than 20 A4 pages comprising an explanation of why the person should win and examples of work during 2016.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


TAX COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR

This year we have recognised that writing and commentating on tax covers can take many different forms. For this award we are looking for an individual who makes incisive comments on topical tax matters, whether in print, online, though social media, or via broadcast media. In particular the judges are looking for individuals who stimulate interest in taxation outside the traditional tax community. Entrants should make a PDF submission of no more than 20 A4 pages comprising an explanation of why the person should win and examples of work during 2016.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


TAXATION'S RISING STAR sponsored by ICAS

This award will go to an individual who, while not yet at the height of their career, is rapidly making a name for himself or herself in the tax world. It is open to those specialising in any tax discipline, and anywhere within the UK tax profession. Entries should show that the nominee is already making a real contribution well in excess of their peers, and is recognised by others as one who will be a high flyer for the future. There is no formal upper age limit to this category.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


TAX PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

This award honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of tax in the past year. The judges are looking primarily at the achievements in the past 12 months but will also consider success in previous years. Past years show that this is the award where judges are most likely to override the set criteria and choose a surprising winner in order to accurately reflect the most important tax issues of the year. Nominees are often put forward by their peers, though you may also nominate yourself, but a full written nomination is always preferable. Nominations are welcome for this award but the judges reserve the right to add further names during the judging process.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT sponsored by Interactive Data

This award recognises an individual who has made a sustained and significant impact in tax during the whole of their career, as opposed solely to achievements in the last year. The judges will consider the unique qualities which have earned this individual the respect of their colleagues and peers. Past winners have normally been acknowledged current, or very recently retired, leaders within the tax profession. Nominees are often put forward by their peers, though you may also nominate yourself, but a full written nomination is always preferable. Nominations are welcome for this award but the judges reserve the right to add further names during the judging process.

CATEGORY NOT CURRENTLY OPEN


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