Private Client Accountant of the Year

Private Client Accountant of the Year

Private Client Accountant of the Year

For the private client accountant who has provided outstanding service. Attention will be paid to innovations, quality of service and client feedback. 

Dawn Register


Cateogry sponsor St James’s Place Private Clients

Introducing the winner and finalists for the Private Client Accountant of the Year Award, in association with St. James’s Place Private Clients.

Dawn Register, head of tax dispute resolution at BDO, took home the prize, beating three other finalists.

‘Our judges in this category commented on the winner’s consistent performance and their work in raising and enhancing the public profile of the profession,’ Spear’s editor-in-chief Edwin Smith said on presenting the award.

Nimesh Shah – Blick Rothenberg

Sponsored by Risk Assured

When Nimesh Shah became CEO of accountancy firm Blick Rothenberg in August 2020, he made a commitment.

‘I made a promise to myself and my predecessor that I’d carry on practising as much as I could – I still wanted to keep my eye on private clients,’ he says.

Nimesh Shah on bringing accountancy into the 21st century

A central part of Shah’s agenda as CEO has been to use technology to reach a new generation of clients – creating podcasts and ‘bite-sized content’ that could easily be consumed by a wider audience ‘on their iPhone [and] on the train home’.

Iain Younger

EY Frank Hirth

Suzanne Willis

Blick Rothenberg