This year’s IMS Annual Dinner may have been a little different to the usual formal affair, but one thing remained unchanged – celebrating our students’ successes.
ICAEW President Nick Parker talked about the importance of the profession within the current climate, before presenting the trainees with their exam qualified certificates. Lauran Cole, Fiona Wilkie and Ewan Lamont, all collected their certificates on the night, with Ewan also being presented with the ICAEW Scotland Trainee Chartered Accountant of the Year Award 2017.
Meet our winner…
Ewan is originally from Coleraine in Northern Ireland, and moved to Glasgow in 2010 where he studied Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow. He then took a graduate job with EY in Risk Assurance and has currently been with the firm for over three years.
One of Ewan’s main interests is golf (he plays off a handicap of 9), “it was tough trying to juggle exam revision with everything else, so the amount of golf I played over the summer months took a bit of a backseat. However striking 50 golf balls at the driving range was a great stress reliever!” he says.
Ewan’s also a big fan of football and a supporter of Manchester United and when studying in Manchester, he would always try and go to a few games during revision to relax. Sports-mad Ewan also enjoys watching rugby – “I’m susceptible to the odd pint and rugby match at Murrayfield or Scotstoun”.
Speaking about his win, Ewan said, “I’m very happy to win this prize – it feels like all the months and years of hard work have paid off. It’s also nice to finally able to call myself a qualified chartered accountant!
About the Award
The IMS Trainee Chartered Accountant of the Year Award was first awarded in 2013. The trophy was designed and hand made by Joanne Taylor of Callula Glass and is awarded each year to the Trainee with the highest marks in their final exam