Parsons, Chartered Accountants is congratulating Richard Walker, Partner and Head of Audit, and Andy Lucas, Audit Senior Manager, for reaching the final of the Business Desk Yorkshire Leadership Awards 2024. The pair are nominated in the Professional Services Leader and Young Leader categories, respectively.

Richard said: “It is a privilege to be shortlisted and a reflection on my team and the clients I’m fortunate to work with. I have a fantastic support network, including Andy Lucas (also shortlisted for an award), and experts across the service lines offered by the wider Parsons team. Their support and collaboration make it possible for us to maximise the quality of service we provide to our clients and deliver continued growth and success for the firm.”

Andy said: “I’m delighted to have been shortlisted and feel fortunate to have worked with people who gave me the opportunity to spread a little joy through the accountancy world. I have strived to create an environment where motivated, happy colleagues feel comfortable to share triumphs and tragedies both the same regardless of background and have attempted to ensure that business recognises the unique position it is in to give back to the parts of our community that need it the most.”

A great opportunity to showcase the achievements and success of our local business leaders, The Yorkshire Leadership Awards celebrate role models within regional organisations whilst raising the bar for their competitors. Winners are awarded for their qualities of extraordinary leadership and ability to demonstrate the positive impact this has had on their businesses, colleagues and the wider community.

The judging panel includes Karl Oxford of African and Caribbean Business Ventures, Bex Williams of Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture, Daniel Fell of Doncaster Chamber, and 2019 winner Taryn Edge.

The Yorkshire business community will come together for a gala dinner to celebrate the winners at The Queens Hotel in central Leeds on Thursday 21 March 2024.