Massive congratulations to BLT’s Bryony Wreathall who ran the Race for Life event in Tunbridge Wells on Sunday. Bryony, part of the Management Consultancy team, raised an incredible £240 for Cancer ResearchUK and completed the 5km run in an equally impressive 26 minutes and 30 seconds. Great effort Bryony!
The Awards are a major highlight of the Indirect Tax world’s calendar, recognising achievement and endeavour across the world of Indirect Tax.
- Best In-house Indirect Tax Expert or Team
- Rising Star within Indirect Tax
- Best Indirect Tax Consultancy Team
- Outstanding Contribution to Indirect Tax
The Winners will be announced at the Awards presentation on Thursday 10th October 2013.
How to nominate:
For the nomination criteria, please click here.
The closing date for nominations is 12.30pm on Tuesday 27th August 2013.
Please email your nomination through to firstname.lastname@example.org ; this should include a completed nomination form, along with an outline of 500 words or less clearly stating why you believe your nominee should be chosen for the award.
Nominations will be treated in strictest confidence, and will not be looked at by the judges until after the closing date.
Any questions, please contact Liz Watt, Guy Barrand or Emma Wade on 0207 405 3404, or by email email@example.com
For details of previous years’ winners, please click here Past Winners.
One of the highlights of the Indirect Tax team’s social calendar is the annual Tax Awards, run by LexisNexis. So last Thursday evening saw BLT’s Indirect Tax team – Liz Watt, Guy Barrand and Emma Wade – heading off to the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane for the 12th LexisNexis Tax Awards, at which BLT have sponsored the best VAT Team award from the beginning.
It is a black tie affair, held in the hotels ballroom, with a champagne reception to start with. Emma, Guy and I were delighted to welcome a prestigious table of guests – Andrew Bailey from Ernst & Young , Liza Drew from Nomura, Graham Gunning from PwC, Gary Harley from KPMG, Anbreen Khan from Deloitte, Julie Park from The VAT Consultancy and Neil Reeve from Goldman Sachs. Everyone entered into the party spirit and enjoyed a splendid meal, followed by first class entertainment from the comedian Tim Vine.
Highlight of the evening is of course the awards presentation. Congratulations to all the nominees in our best VAT Team category : KPMG’s legal VAT team, Deloitte and Centurion VAT Services. Emma volunteered to present the award on behalf of BLT and did a great job representing us on stage. The judging decision must have been tough, as these are three very high calibre entrants, but the eventual champion was Centurion VAT Specialists. A very worthy winner, Centurion, who are based in the South West of England, provide a wide variety of services, uniquely designed and individually tailored to deliver VAT solutions for a range of organizations. The judges were particularly impressed with the business’s level of client retention, as many clients have been supported by the team since their formation in 1998. If you would like to find out more about Centurion, visit their website: www.centurionvat.com . The award was accepted by one of Centurions founders, Alan Maher and Louise Gray, a senior member of the Consultancy team.
Further entertainment on the night was provided by The Boy with Tape on his Face – which involved a high degree of audience participation. Our table was at the front of the room and therefore our guests were in the firing line to be ‘volunteered’ to participate, so all credit to Julie Park for being very game in re-enacting the pottery scene from the film Ghost!
After the formal part of the evening finished, there was plenty of opportunity to network with friends and clients, which was a great end to a successful evening – thanks to LexisNexis for organising another well run event.
Last week FIFA was once again rocked by corruption claims, as it emerged that apparently its former President, Joao Havelange, had accepted bribes. The allegations surfaced after investigations into the collapse of FIFA’s former media and marketing partner ISL concluded. It transpired that Havelange had received tens of millions of dollars in commissioned payments before ISL collapsed into bankruptcy in 2001.
A big well done to Boxwood and PwC whose projects were highly commended by the judging panel and a massive CONGRATULATIONS to the team at Challenge Consulting that won the award for their work with Hitachi Capital UK.