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This weblog is a news and views site for tax professionals within the UK and international in-house tax community.  You will find information about appointments and people moves in and around the in-house tax market, issues affecting the in-house tax professional, opinions on the state of the tax job market, updates on tax technology, and other general thoughts of the day.

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This site has been developed by Simon Godley, who also runs the niche tax recruitment company Talentpool Selection . Simon spends a lot of his time placing tax specialists into FTSE companies, large in-bound groups and some professional services organisations. He also recruits and is well networked around the UK tax technology and VAT markets.

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TAXATION Tax Awards 2011 - Review

Friday, 27 May 2011

By Simon Godley

This year’s LexisNexis Taxation Awards were held last night on Thursday, 26th May, at the London Hilton Park Lane. Attended by Talentpool’s Director Simon Godley, the hotel's ballroom was packed with approx. 800 tax specialists from all corners of the UK tax market. This year’s comedy entertainer (warm up act before the awards ceremony) was stand-up man Sean Lock from TV shows '8 out of 10 cats' and 'TV Heaven, Telly Hell'. He was the natural funny man, although once or twice stepping over the political correctness threshold, although by this stage the lively tax audience didn't seem to mind too much.

Of course the main event of the evening is the awards ceremony itself, this year presented by TV celebrity Natasha Kaplinsky. Below I can reveal the winners of each category:

Best International Tax Team – PwC M&A Tax Team
Best tax consultancy team – E3 Consulting (Property Tax Specialists)
Best high net worth team tax team – Deloitte International Private Client Team
Tax writer of the year – Graham Elliott, Hays Macintyre
Best in-house tax team – Dixons Retail
Best tax investigations team – McGrigors Tax
Best technological innovation – IRIS Accountancy Solutions
Best general tax practice – Wilson Partners
Best VAT team – McGrigors Tax
Taxation’s rising star – Zoe Wyatt, Haines Watts
Best tax team in a law firm – Burges Salmon Tax Team
Best tax team in a large firm – BDO
Best Big Four tax team – Deloitte Dispute Resolution Group
Lifetime achievement award – Bruce Sutherland
Tax personality of the year – David Gauke MP

A big congratulations from Talentpool to all the winners, and a big Thank You to Alan James at Vertex GTS for inviting me onto his table at the event. For more information on Vertex's indirect tax technology solutions, visit their website.

We look forward to having the chance to attend the awards again next year.

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