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It’s a landmark year for IRIS Accountancy Solutions as we turn 40 years old. We’re proud of our heritage and position as industry pioneers and so, to mark this milestone, we are delighted to launch the inaugural IRIS Customer Awards.

We know there is an enormous amount of excellence among our 21,000 plus customers. We want to celebrate this.

We provide best-in-class accountancy software solutions for use by every practice in the UK and through these awards, we will recognise the leading individuals and firms who have been working with IRIS to deliver outstanding service and results for so many clients.

Tell us why you or your practice should win an award and join us in celebrating excellence in the accounting sector.

HR Manager of the Year
Open to: All HR Managers

This award focuses on HR managers who have gone above and beyond in the last year. They must be able to demonstrate how they have successfully led their team to achieve key business results and have made a successful contribution to their organisation as a whole. The judges will be looking for:


  • A summary of career history and qualifications

  • Evidence of their success and HR team performance over the last 12 months

  • Evidence of their successful contribution to the wider organisation over the last 12 months

  • Details of how they have inspired and motivated others

  • Highlights of any recent personal projects or initiatives and the results generated

  • Please include any supporting statements from the nominee’s head of department or direct supervisor


          Why Enter

          Winning an IRIS award demonstrates that you’re among the accountancy elite and the top performers in the accountancy sector. Whatever your practice size, an award shows your colleagues, peers and employees that you’re at the forefront of best practice, be that innovation, business development or delivering the highest standards of client service. You are leaders in your field.

          Who Can Enter

          All UK accountants, UK accountancy firms (of any size and nature) who are a customer of IRIS Software Group (using IRIS, Keytime, PTP or KashFlow branded products) are welcome to enter the award.

          The IRIS Firm of the Year award will be split into firm size categories.
          These are defined as:

          • Small; up to 2 partners, annual fee income under £500,000, up to 600 clients
          • Medium; up to 5 partners, annual fee income under £4,000,000, up to 2,000 clients
          • Large; 6+ partners, annual fee income in-excess of £4,000,000, over 2,000 clients

          The IRIS Customer Awards

          IRIS Firm of the Year (Small, medium and large categories)

          Client Excellence Firm of the Year

          Advisory Firm of the Year

          Fastest Growing Firm of the Year

          Most Profitable Firm of the Year

          Best Use of Technology Firm of the Year

          Marketing Innovation Firm of the Year

          Bureau/Outsource Service of the Year

          Accountant of the Year

          Partner of the Year

          Practice Manager of the Year

          Graduate / Trainee of the Year

          IRIS Customer Awards 2018 Winners

          What an amazing night! Leading figures from the accountancy industry toasted the success of our winners at our first ever IRIS Customer Awards Ceremony in London.
          Find out what some of our winners had to say.


          flinder
          Winner: Best Use of Technology Firm of the Year


          Your Tax Shop
          Winner: Client Excellence Firm of the Year


          Greg Houston, Infinity Partnership
          Winner: Accountant of the Year


          MHA Monahans
          Winner: IRIS Large Firm of the Year

          Over 5m UK tax payers

          47% Companies House filings

          44% HMRC filings

          Largest 3rd party filer to Government

          Key Dates

          Entries deadline 3rd September
          Shortlist announcement 17th September
          Awards dinner 9th October

          Post Award Follow-up

          All winners will be profiled on the IRIS website and shared with accounting media partners.

          Firm winners will be offered an IRIS case study to explore the details of their success.

          Individual winners will be offered a guest blog within IRIS to share their progress over the next 12 months.

          How to Enter

          Please choose the award or awards you wish to enter.

          Click on the link within each award category.

          Submissions should be no more than 1000 words plus supporting evidence, e.g. case studies, testimonials, sets of accounts.

          Upload your entry to the online platform link within each award category.