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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.

School Business Manager
of the Year
Open to: All School Business Managers

This award is for a school business manager who has grasped the challenges faced by their school(s) and turned them into opportunities. Whether its financial challenges, organisation restructure or through collaborative working, we’re looking for examples which show their impact on the school’s success.  The judges will be looking for:


  • Examples of how your nominee has turned challenges into opportunities, with evidence of how their work has impacted the school or students

  • Details of all the elements that make your nominee an exemplary business leader, including their impact on educational outcomes

  • Details of new initiatives that have been implemented which have improved school management

  • Please include at least two independent testimonials


      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.