Ideal Schools scoops top industry awards

30 Mar 2023

A Glasgow based firm specialising in online and distance-learning bookkeeping and accounting tuition, was recently named the Large Training Provider of the Year at the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) Luca Awards.

Ideal Schools was also named the Friendliest College of the Year and director Brian McVean was ceremonially installed as a Companion of the ICB. Ideal Schools student Saema Man was shortlisted in the Student of the Year category and teacher Louise Woodhouse was nominated in the Tutor of the Year section.

The Luca Awards are named after Luca Pacioli, the Cistercian monk credited with first documenting the process of double-entry bookkeeping. The awards mark another year of success for the Glasgow firm which delivers home study bookkeeping, payroll and taxation courses.

Brian McVean (pictured left with fellow directors, Elias van den Akker and Scot van den Akker) said: "This was a wonderful and very encouraging set of results for Ideal Schools in what is a very competitive environment. They are a great recognition of the excellence towards which we strive every year. Despite the advances in software, there is still a huge demand for qualified bookkeepers, especially as they advise clients on businesses transition with Making Tax Digital."