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Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the IAB UK & International Business & Skills Awards 2016, which took place this year at the House of Commons.  

Please find a list below of all the winners of the evening:

Bookkeeper of the Year - Sponsored by Lloyds Bank:

Alison Edward

(Left to right - Alison Edward and Jenny McDowell from Lloyds Bank.)

Alison Edward MIAB, Simply Balanced Solutions

Accountant of the Year - Sponsored by F A Simms and AMLCC: 

 Natasha Penny

(Natasha Penny with her award.) 

Natasha Penny FIAB AIAAP, Busy Books

Payroll Professional of the Year - Sponsored by CIPP:

Karen Thomson

(Left to right - Karen Thomson and Ken Pullar from CIPP.)

Karen Thomson, Armstrong Watson

Small Business Mentor of the Year - Sponsored by SFEDI Group: 

Carl Beardon

(Left to right - Carl Beardon and Tim Rivett from The British Bankers Association.)

Carl Beardon, Barclays

Apprentice of the Year:

Lauren Coles and Luke Concannon

(Left to right - Lauren Coles, IAB Council Vice Chair - Jila White and Luke Concannon.) 

Luke Concannon, NGA Human Resources 

Lauren Coles, NGA HR 

Vivienne Burrows Award for Longstanding Commitment to the IAB:

Kelly Thomson

(Left to right - IAB Council Chair Janet Jack and Kelly Thomson.)

Kelly Thomson

Kelly has made a significant contribution to the IAB over a period of 15 years interspersed by a couple of breaks. Her dedication and commitment over the years has greatly assisted the IAB to maintain its status as a professional body and also as a supervisor under the Money Laundering Regulations, supporting thousands of professional members around the world. Until very recently she was a staff member and will be greatly missed in her role as Membership and Compliance Officer.