CIPFA recognises Paul Simpson for services to students


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) today announced that the Tom Sowerby award, recognising outstanding service to student education, has been won by Paul Simpson for his commitment to CIPFA students. Paul led the establishment of CIPFA’s successful Co-operative Training Scheme in Nottinghamshire.
The award was presented by Mike Owen, CIPFA's President, during CIPFA’s Annual Conference 2014.
Speaking at the CIPFA Annual Conference, Mike Owen said:
“Paul has consistently been a strong supporter of CIPFA as an Institute and especially of CIPFA trainees.
“We feel Paul deserves this award for his commitment to the continuous improvement of CIPFA’s offer to students, and his leadership in the field of CIPFA training is something to be celebrated”.
The Tom Sowerby Award is given every year by CIPFA for outstanding service to students.
Contact: Matt Patterson
CIPFA Press Office
t 0207 543 5787
Notes to editors:
The Tom Sowerby Award is presented each year for outstanding service to CIPFA students. It was established by Tom Sowerby, president of CIPFA from 1973 to 1974.  
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