Rising star at established accountants wins regional award

An accounts and audit team member from Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants headquartered in Bradford city centre has won  ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the 2019 Yorkshire Accountancy Awards.

Emily Bebb, who started her accountancy career at Naylor Wintersgill in 2011 as part of the firm’s apprenticeship programme, was recognised by the independent panel of judges as a dedicated team member who has shown a strong commitment to looking after the firm’s clients, as well as playing an important part in the local business community and taking on key roles in the local Institute of Chartered Accountants Student Society (BRADCASS).

Emily succeeded in winning the accolade, which celebrates an individual who stands out from their colleagues and who has made a significant impact on the firm, the profession and the wider community, against 3 other exceptional candidates shortlisted in the category from across the Yorkshire region.

Naylor Wintersgill Managing Director Victoria Wainwright said: “Our team is key to the overall success of Naylor Wintersgill and as a firm, we are committed to investing in the on-going professional development of all our colleagues.

As a highly professional and trusted member of our team, it’s been so rewarding to see Emily progress in her accountancy career. This award is well deserved recognition for all her hard work and dedication to our firm and our clients.

We are all extremely proud of our ‘home grown’ Emily!”

Emily qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) at Naylor Wintersgill in 2017 and is also very generous with her personal time in connection with non-fee earning activities. Emily, alongside 9 of her colleagues, is currently volunteering 30 minutes of her time each week during the school year, to help young students in Bradford improve their literacy outcomes through pioneering remote reading scheme TutorMate.

As an officially appointed training firm of ICAEW, Naylor Wintersgill has offered an apprenticeship programme to grow and develop their workforce of the future for over 25 years.

The awards ceremony took place on 8th May at New Dock Hall in Leeds.