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ICB LUCA Awards (2021) Tutor of the Year

Louise has become our 5th tutor to win this award. She's brilliant and her student love her.

Louise Woodhouse

ICB LUCA Awards (2018) - Student of the Year

Louise's journey from student to successful bookkeeper has been amazing and we are so proud of her and pleased that her efforts have been awarded.....

Louise (Emma) Woodhouse

ICB LUCA Awards (2017) - Employed Bookkeeper of the Year

Our student, Emma Jauncey, joins a long list of IDEAL students who've gone on to achieve great things on the back of their study.

Emma Jauncey

ICB LUCA Awards (2017) - Tutor of the Year

Our proud history in this category continues as Eszter Petrinovics becomes our fourth tutor to be awarded this accolade....

Eszter Petrinovics

ICB LUCA Awards (2017) - New Practice of the Year

Following on from his 2016 Student of the Year success, Terry Ramm has made a fantastic success in his new career as a Bookkeeper...

TLR Bookkeeping & Taxation

ICB LUCA Awards (2017)

IDEAL Schools were proud to have an impressive representation at the 2017 LUCA wards, where our tutors and students picked up prestigious awards.

Another successful night for IDEAL

ICB LUCA Awards (2016) - Tutor of the Year

We are all very proud that Scot has become the third IDEAL tutor to be presented with this prestigious award.

Scot Van den Akker

ICB LUCA Awards (2016) - Student of the Year

When joining Ideal Schools in October 2015 he had a clear goal of qualifying by the summer of 2017. Since then, not only has he completed his original training package....

Terry Ramm

ICB LUCA Awards (2016) - Best Large Practice

Our association with Michelle goes back many years and during this time she has shown a first class dedication in her study, carrying this forward with focused determination as she set up her very successful practice, ValueAdd Business Solutions.

Michelle Smith (ValueAdd Business Solutions) - Best Large Practice

ICB LUCA Awards (2016) - Most Effective use of Social Media

Our private Facebook group pages also take away the feeling of isolation that can sometimes be felt with home study, providing the chance to communicate with other students and tutors, creating a true feeling of community. The huge success of these groups is a great credit to all involved.

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ICB Student of the Year 2015

Alison Duncan

Alison Duncan

ICB Outstanding Achievement Award 2014

On Wednesday 19th November 2014 the ICB held their annual awards dinner. At the end of the evening, two special LUCAs were announced.

Al Vanden Akker

BKN Training Provider of the Year 2013

On 2nd October 2013, for the third year in a row, we are delighted to have been awarded the BKN Training Provider of the Year award. As our college was founded in October 1983 we could not have asked for a better start to our 30th Anniversary celebrations.

ICB Tutor of the Year 2013

For the second year in a row, one of our tutors has been awarded ICB Tutor of the Year, which is further proof that our tutorial services are of the highest quality. Brian McVean received his award on Monday 9th December from HRH Prince Michael of Kent at the very impressive Lancaster House, London.

Brian McVean

BKN Training Provider of the Year 2012

On 2nd October 2012 we were delighted to hear that we’d been awarded the BKN Training Provider of the Year 2012 award, for the second year running,

ICB Tutor of the Year 2012

On Tuesday 6th November 2012 we watched with great pride as our tutor, Jo Tester-Wilson, was awarded the ICB LUCA award for Tutor of the Year 2012. In her years tutoring for Ideal Schools Jo has shown a fantastic enthusiasm for her work, sharing her knowledge and experiences with students and helping them achieve their exam successes with flying colours.

Jo Tester-Wilson

ICB Student of the Year 2012

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our student, Edward Brenninkmeijer, has been awarded the ICB LUCA award for Student of the Year 2012, at ICB Awards dinner held at the Savoy Hotel, London, this November. This is the third year running that an Ideal Schools student has won this award, which should give hope to all students starting out on the studies.

Edward Brenninkmeijer

BKN Training Provider of the Year 2011

On 1st November 2011 we were delighted to be awarded the BKN Training Provider of the Year award. We are honoured to receive this valuable recognition for the hard work put in by all our tutorial and administrative staff. Our sincere thanks go to all those who voted for us.

ICB Student of the Year 2011

In November (2011) ICB hosted another very successful conference, which included an awards dinner, where two of our students were nominated for Student of the Year. Mr Moolchand Dubey and Mrs Leisa Turnbull should be very proud of themselves to have been shortlisted in the final 5, from thousands of students.

Moolchand Dubey

ICB Student of the Year 2009/10

This year, as well as winning the Provider of the Year award, we were delighted to have involvement in the Student of the Year category. The story of Shirley Atterbury is one that should inspire us all. In spite of a serious illness, Shirley used her studies to help her through her treatment, and still managed distinction passes. It was a pleasure to meet her at the dinner, and I don’t think anyone could argue that her award was fully deserved.

Shirley Atterbury

ICB Training Provider of the Year 2009/10

The night of Thursday 26th of November 2009 was a very special night indeed for all involved with Ideal Schools. Part of the highly successful ICB International Conference involved an awards dinner where we received the ICB Tuition Provider of the Year award and one of our students, Shirley Atterbury, won the Student of the Year award.

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