The inaugural awards ceremony by IRIS Accountancy Solutions recognises individuals and accountancy practices thriving in the digital economy and celebrates best practice.
Ian’s award for ‘Partner of the Year’ was given in recognition of his exceptional leadership skills, his integrity and how his leadership has helped Duncan & Toplis’ clients succeed in their industries.
Ian is a specialist in family businesses operating in agriculture, retail and other trades, giving his clients practical, proactive commercial advice. Ian has also been instrumental in the development of the company’s newest office in Loughborough and leading the company’s computer strategy, keeping the company ahead of the curb when it comes to IT.
Accepting the award at the IRIS World black tie ceremony, Ian Phillips praised his team for their hard work and commitment to clients: “I’m so proud of the Duncan & Toplis team for their support. Duncan & Toplis has had a very successful 12 months and it’s now one of the top 30 accountants in the country and while it’s my name on this trophy, the success is a real team effort. I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to support our wide range of clients across the East Midlands and it’s wonderful to have received this award.”
One of Ian’s greatest achievements in the last year has been to help a client save £300,000 through HMRC mediation and he’s also helped a client successfully sell a large business after they’d been trying to find a buyer independently for more than two years.
Duncan & Toplis’ Managing Director, Adrian Reynolds said: “Ian is an excellent team leader and he’s an outstanding colleague. He’s gone to great lengths to support team members who’ve been experiencing challenges in their professional and personal lives and to supporting their career development and progression. Ian is committed to change to help the company and its clients meet the challenges they’ll face in the future and he’s pushing for innovation which can improve client’s experience and achieve the best outcome for them. Ian’s commitment to his clients and his team is a real credit to the company.”