Congratulations to Phil Argent from NHS North of Tyne who was the recipient of the Best Part Qualified Accountant Award 2008, sponsored by Newcastle University Business School and presented at the North East Accountancy Awards 2008. The awards were held at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton and hosted by BBC journalist Declan Curry. Over 270 people gathered to celebrate the acheivements of the region's finance professionals.
Phil fought off tough competition from candidates from Ernst and Young, Connexions Northumberland and the Pensions Service. This the the first year Newcastle University Business School has sponsored the Part Qualified Accountant category and is fitting given the number of young accountants the Business School produces from its range of undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and finance programmes. The award was presented by Andy Holden, the Director the School's prestigious BA Hons Business Accounting and Finance "Flying Start" programme, a unique collaboration run in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Phil was singled out for his rapid career progression, confident and personable approach and for his dedication and hard work with regard to his professional study. He is shown receiving his award with Andy Holden (right) and host Declan Curry (left).
Newcastle University was further involved in the awards as Simon Pallet, the Dean of Undergrduate Studies in Newcastle University's Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, was a judge in the best Young Acccountant of the Year Category won by Jill Duncan of the Sage Group.
Click here to find out more about the awards.
published on: 30th June 2008