Scotland’s Faith Simpson awarded ACCA UK Advocate of the year award

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has recognised Faith Simpson FCCA as Advocate of the Year for the UK.

Faith was celebrated at an awards ceremony on Friday 12 October at the Hilton, Park Lane in
London. The event was attended by 500 members and guests. Faith was lauded by ACCA vice
president, Robert Stenhouse FCCA for her extensive mentoring of students around the world. In
2017, she spoke to over 400 accountancy students in Indonesia across three universities about
entrepreneurship following the successes of her business, Faith Simpson Accountants. Faith
returned in 2018 to speak to a further 200 students across two universities further and
emphasising ACCA’s global support and reach.

Claire Bennison, head of ACCA UK, said: ‘We are delighted to honour Faith Simpson with the
Advocate of the Year award for the UK. Faith has shown an immense sense of pride in her own
achievement of qualifying and gaining membership and her efforts to openly express this pride
have changed people’s lives, inspiring them for the better. Faith’s advocacy truly reflects ACCA
values particularly those of opportunity, diversity and integrity. Advocacy is not a programme but
a culture and we encourage all our members to embody this spirit. Congratulations Faith.’
Commenting on her win, Faith said ‘I am honoured and overwhelmed to receive this award. The
work I do in Indonesia and Scotland for ACCA comes from a passion to share my experiences
as an entrepreneur as well as a Fellow. I’m glad that in 1996 I stuck my ground with my then
employer to further pursue my finance career with the ACCA, which was far more relevant and
globally transferrable qualification. My desire is to give something back to the profession and I
look forward to visiting even more universities in Indonesia and beyond to share my
experiences as an ACCA member.’

ACCA’s Advocacy awards those who go above and beyond in expressing public support for the
accountancy profession, embodying ACCA’s values, public value and ethical professionalism
and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. The Advocacy Awards are not about career
achievement; but about the way that ACCA members give back to their communities, and help
ACCA to develop the next generation of professional accountants. The Awards were judged by
ACCA Council Members based in the UK.

For more information about ACCA’s advocates, please visit