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Yorkshire Accountancy Awards

Winners celebrate their achievements at first Yorkshire Accountancy Awards

By | News

In association with Sage, the inaugural Yorkshire Accountancy Awards, from organiser Barker Brooks Communications, saw more than 350 professionals gather at New Dock Hall in Leeds to celebrate the achievements of the region’s leading lights.

The second in a series of awards ceremonies celebrating the achievements of professional services in Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards is the first event of its kind dedicated solely to accountancy in the region.

Modelled on the highly successful and well-established Yorkshire Legal Awards, which routinely attracts more than 800 lawyers from across the region, the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards featured 18 categories to best demonstrate the skills and expertise of the profession in the region.

The Yorkshire Accountancy Awards saw Deloitte and Grant Thornton pick up three awards each, and a whole host of colleagues and firms celebrate impressive wins.

Among Deloitte’s haul was Best Employer of the Year, Tax Team of the Year and Support Staff of the Year. Grant Thornton, meanwhile, was recognised for Brand of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Managing Partner of the Year.

Attendees enjoyed a three-course meal and live music, as well as stand-up comedy from host Ellie Taylor, star of Snog Marry Avoid and The Mash Report.

“The time has come for the accountancy profession to be recognised for the work that it does in Yorkshire,” says Barker Brooks Commercial Director Alex Gray. “This is our inaugural awards, but the profession in Yorkshire has responded remarkably from the outset, laying the ground for the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards to grow and continue to showcase the collective achievements of the region’s best and brightest for years to come.”

John Cullen, Professor of Management Accounting at Sheffield University Management School, presented the the Public Services Finance Team of the Year award to winner North Yorkshire County Council. He comments: “The event was excellent. I have attended many such awards and the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards was, by far, one of the best organised.”

All of the photos from the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards are available to view now.

Below is a full list of winners from last night’s Yorkshire Accountancy Awards:

Best Employer of the Year (Sponsored by Sage)
Deloitte

Independent Firm of the Year (Sponsored by Blacks Solicitors)
Watson Buckle Chartered Accountants

Mid-Tier Firm of the Year (Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks)
Sagars

Large Firm of the Year (Sponsored by Porsche Leeds)
KPMG Leeds

New Firm of the Year
Wilson Howe Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors

Corporate Finance Team of the Year
Dow Schofield Watts

Advisory Team of the Year
Shorts

Tax Team of the Year (Sponsored by Sage)
Deloitte

Public Services Finance Team of the Year
North Yorkshire County Council

Trainee of the Year (Sponsored by The Apprenticeship Guide)
Faye Sherwood, Sowerby FRS

Rising Star of the Year (Sponsored by Handelsbanken)
Hannah Barraclough, Grant Thornton UK

Finance Director of the Year
Stephen Willis, University of Hull

Brand of the Year
Grant Thornton UK

Support Staff of the Year
Heather Priestley, Deloitte

Yorkshire Advisor of the Year
Martin Mellor, Mellor Financial Management

Partner of the Year (Sponsored by Compleat Software)
Lee Marshall, RSM

Managing Partner of the Year (Sponsored by Brewin Dolphin)
Andy Wood, Grant Thornton UK

Yorkshire Accountant of the Year (Sponsored by Sage)
Richard Smedley, Richard Smedley Chartered Accountants

About Barker Brooks Communications

Barker Brooks Communications is a Yorkshire-based media company that specialises in live events and trusted media content in B2B professional markets, including law, financial services, education and a range of medical sectors: www.barkerbrooks.co.uk

About the Yorkshire Accountancy Awards

The Yorkshire Accountancy Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of the region’s best and brightest. Its categories are designed to encourage nominations from small independent, mid-tier and large firms while also offering a wide range of individual and team awards: www.yorkshireaccountancyawards.co.uk and @YA_awards on Twitter

For more information, contact:

Mark Dugdale: mark.dugdale@barkerbrooks.co.uk

Helen Gibson: helen.gibson@barkerbrooks.co.uk

Barker Brooks Invests In Intellectual Property

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Rapidly expanding Barker Brooks invests heavily to protect its intellectual property.

With many valuable established brands as well as new planned products that are due to be launched shortly, Barker Brooks has decided to strategically invest in protecting its intellectual property.

As publishers, Barker Brooks has always benefited from copyright laws for its publishing brands. However as Barker Brooks expands into new areas, the company has made the strategic decision to go much further than that to protect the portfolio of Barker Brooks assets.

Growing Barker Brooks Expand

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Having relocated to Leeds, Barker Brooks expand into larger offices.

This will allow future expansion and allow us to launch our latest new engaging live events and trusted media products in our key business to business professional markets.

Fortunately we remain in the same building so everything stays the same apart from the fact that we now have a nicer view, more space and we are all in one nice open plan space.

‘Nothing ever seems to be a problem’

By | Testimonials

“We have been using Barker Brooks for a number of years. Nothing ever seems to be a problem and they are always willing to go the extra mile to help. We would not hesitate in recommending them to friends and colleagues in the future. Thank you once again.”

– Lucy Hart, Championship Coordinator, Caterham Motorsport

Mark Dugdale Joins Growing Barker Brooks

By | News

We are really pleased to announce that Mark Dugdale has joined us in the role of Editor.

Mark Dugdale is an experienced editor with experience in professional markets that has the vision to not just improve our current product portfolio, but to drive new products too.

When we say editor, we mean the modern definition of editor that now includes being a photographer, journalist, reporter, blogger, web designer, graphic artist, proof reader, cameraman, sound engineer, producer and presenter. Mark is going to be very busy.

Job Title Account Executive – Legal & Insurance Portfolio

By | Jobs

The Role:

As an Account Executive you will find yourself working alongside the senior account manager for the Legal & Insurance Product Porfolio, selling sponsorship and advertising opportunities across our market-leading conferences, awards ceremonies and online media. The Senior Account Manager will allocate accounts to you and help you; find opportunities, produce custom proposals to clients budgets and overcome objections to close your sales and get the reward you deserve. You will also be involved in our events, this is the fun bit. Attending the conferences and awards that you have sold.

Reports to:

The Account Manager

About You:

You have had some prior sales experience, usually about one or two years, although probably not in sponsorship and media. However, if you do have experience in either the legal or insurance sector or in sponsorship and media sales then you have an advantage . You will need to be is ambitious, tenacious and not be too worried about rejection as you are probably quite experienced at handling objections. You will have excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with clients. You will be able to establish an understanding of the complex market and be able to Identify and research new revenue opportunities. You will have a passion for smashing targets, meeting individual KPI and obviously for earning money.

Education Requirements:

We are not too bothered about your education, we are more interested in demonstrating a willingness to work and get on life. However, to meet the key duties and responsibilities you will have some academic success.

Progression:

As you learn and grow we would expect you to move on to be an Account Manager with your own portfolio of products within two years.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Prospecting new business by establishing contact with potential clients

Working towards project targets

Working within a team environment

Follow the sales admin process, including documenting information accurately onto the CRM

To ensure all client information is up to date

Ensure Client care is maintained at all times

The benefits:

A basic salary of £23,000 (OTE +£25,000)

Unlimited commission structure

Bonus on achieving KPI’s

23 days holiday rising to 25 after 2 years of service

Basic Health Cover

Ticket Sales Executive £18,000 basic (OTE £20,000)

By | Jobs

The Role:

This is our entry level sales position. The role involves contacting existing clients as well as sourcing new ones, but don’t worry Google is easy to use! You will use email and this old fashioned thing called a ‘telephone’ to do this. Some of our products are free to the client, so you can’t really get an easier start in sales, basically giving things away. You will also be involved in our events, this is the fun bit. Attending the conferences, awards and exhibitions that you have sold.

Reports to:

The Sales Manager

About You:

You do not need prior corporate sales experience, we will teach you how to find your leads, qualify them, pitch your product, get the buzz from closing those sales and then get the rewards for doing it. What you will need to be is ambitious, tenacious and not be too worried about rejection, hey it’s part of  life. If you are the shy type that does not like talking to strangers, walk away from a person at the first rejection then you are probably not suitable for this role.

Education Requirements:

We are not too bothered about your education, we are more interested in demonstrating a willingness to work and get on life. Obviously communication skills are really key and basic literacy is a requirement.

Progression:

Everyone we have ever had in this role has moved on to be Account Executive within twelve to eighteen months.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Prospecting new business by establishing contact with potential clients

Maintaining existing client relationships

Meeting individual KPI

Working towards project targets

Working within a team environment

Follow the sales admin process, including documenting information accurately onto CRM.

To ensure all client information is up to date

Ensure client care is maintained at all times

The benefits:

A basic salary of £18,000

Commission on every sale

Bonus on achieving KPI’s

23 days holiday rising to 25 after 2 years of service

Basic Health Cover

 

Expansion into New Offices at Airedale House

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We have expanded our offices to Airedale House in central Leeds to better service our clients and be closer to our supply chain. The brand new purpose built offices in the media hub of Leeds has excellent facilities and is part of our expansion as Barker Brooks launches new products in 2017.

Barker Brooks Expansion Drive

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The Barker Brooks expansion drive has begun with a recruitment drive for two immediate additional sales posts to help with both expanding sales and new product launches scheduled for 2017 and 2018.

It is planed that the Barker Brooks expansion will involve a strategic move of office and possible takeover in the very near future.