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

By Billy / October 20, 2018

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…

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By Billy / October 17, 2018

Well what can I say? The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of planes, trains, taxis, tube rides and awards. When I got the call from Craig Vickery (Head of ACCA Scotland) to tell me that I had been awarded the ACCA UK Advocate of the year, I sat in my office and burst into tears. Apologising…

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Supply and Demand – basic economics or is it all just Mickey Mouse?

By Billy / October 17, 2018

When I was growing up, I always got over excited as the summer holidays approached. Not just because six weeks of fun and long days in the sun lay ahead but because I was lucky enough that my parents took my brother and I abroad every July to somewhere new, exotic and exciting. 1976, holiday number 1 was…

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Changes at Faith Simpson Accountants

By Billy / September 20, 2018

Faith Simpsons Accountants has announced it will be consolidating its operations at its offices in Huntly. Due to a lease break the company will close its office in Elgin. All north Scotland services and staff at Faith Simpson Accountants will be based at its larger premises in the Huntly Business Centre from Monday 17 September.…

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Horrible Bosses – the rise of the understanding leader

By Faith Simpson / April 4, 2018

What makes a good leader? In my 20 something years as a barmaid, shop manager, reservation supervisor and trainee accountant, I have come across a “Heinz Variety” of managers. Some were good, some were bad and some were down right ugly! I am certainly not going to sit and here and name and shame them,…

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Here is to Good Women – May we be them, may we raise them, may we know them

By Faith Simpson / April 2, 2018

In a business situation or in life, it is a rarity to hear a woman pay another woman a wholehearted compliment. In the circle I associate myself in, women compliment each other often, but that is no accident. Intentionally I have surrounded myself with confident and positive people, and will not break that rule. It…

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“To Uni” or not “To Uni” – is education in its most basic form dead?

By Faith Simpson / March 17, 2018

A slave to social media, all things political and Brexit, I came across a tweet last night during Question time where @otto_english tweeted the following: “Michelle Dewberry’s qualifications amounts to two GCSEs, Nigel Farage has no A levels. Surely they have prospered but it beggars belief that two such ill qualified people should be spearheading…

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The Dreaded D Word

By Faith Simpson / March 8, 2018

Deciding whether to write this piece has taken a lot of thought and a lot of arguments in the mirror, but in 2018 should we still be stigmatising mental health or openly talking about it? As a business owner, mentor, public speaker many will probably be surprised to know that I have battled depression for…

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By Faith Simpson / March 5, 2018

  Unless you are have been hiding under a stone for the past few days, then like me, you have been caught up in the Beast From the East, where the first day of Spring saw around 3 foot of snow fall outside my Edinburgh flat! The entire central belt came to a standstill, airports…

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The Death of the Accountant?

By Billy / November 18, 2017

Is the accountant dead? Well I have to say I think the stereotypical accountant is definitely dead. Long gone are the days of grey suits, stuffy offices, complex jargon and ridiculous fees. In this day and age, the new entrepreneur needs more, wants more. Due to the advent of technological wizardry, you can now scan…

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