Goringe Accountants Managing Director, Nicky Goringe Larkin, wins Professional Of The Year, at the Venus Awards National Finals. This follows on from Nicky winning the recent regional Thames Valley Venus Awards, for Professional Of The Year.

The National Venus Awards, now in its 8th year, celebrated the success of its National winners for 2017 with regional winners and sponsors, guests and supporters in the beautiful surroundings of the Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke on Thursday 13th July 2017.

The Venus Awards National Finals saw over fifty regional winners compete in their respective categories for a coveted National Venus Award trophy. The bringing together of the Venus family of inspirational and influential women from across several counties and regions made for a remarkable and celebratory afternoon.

Sharing their experiences of overcoming adversity, building success and transforming lives with the assembled guests were inspiring speakers Seema Flower, Founder and Managing Director of Blind Ambition Business Consultancy, Sue Stone, Life Style Coach, Business Mentor and Motivational Speaker and Tara Howard, Founder of Venus Awards.

Sponsors of this year’s National Finals were Mumazing Success, Marshall Financial Solutions, Barbara Burgess, Business Channel TV and BBX UK.

Of the National Finals, Venus Awards Founder Tara Howard, herself a business woman and mother of four, says,

My hope for the National Finals day was that everyone left a little bit more motivated than when they arrived, I can’t wait for next year! I would like the essence of Venus to help women in countries and regions where choice is not an option, we are very lucky as women in the Western world and we have proved it here today. It is one step at a time and the help that is put in to get us there is so appreciated.

Berkshire Winner, Atuksha Poonwassie of Simple Backing, National Winner of Influential Woman of the Year said of the awards,

Wow, I am a bit shell shocked! I am a true believer in that anything is possible. I have won this award, which is amazing. I love it, thank you so much Tara!

Berkshire Winner, Sam Bramwell of Microsoft, National Winner of Manager of the Year said of the Venus Awards journey

Thank you so much! This has been an amazing journey, having self-belief is important to me and this has put me on a journey of self-belief. You can do anything if you put your mind to it!

Professional of the Year: Nicky Larkin – Goringe Accountants

Nicky’s reaction to winning National Professional Of The Year 2017:

I am delighted to have won the National Award for Professional of The Year. The other finalists were amazing and were top of their respective fields so it was a huge shock and surprise to receive the award.

Nicky Goringe Larkin, BA(Hons) ACMA CGMA
Nicky Goringe Larkin, BA(Hons) ACMA CGMAManaging Director & Founder
Nicky Goringe Larkin founded the award winning accountancy practice Goringe Accountants in 2007.

Nicky worked in a range of companies from blue-chip multinationals to new ventures before coming into practice. She has wide experience in setting up finance teams and systems, managing all aspects of financial and management accountancy, installing best financial practice and gaining company financing.

As Managing Director of Goringe Accountants, Nicky is primarily focused upon Business Development and Client Satisfaction. Nicky has a clear vision for Goringe Accountants and is building the team to become the number one choice of accountancy practices in the region.

Chair of the Federation Of Small Businesses (FSB) Reading & West Berkshire, and Regional Chair of Thames Valley between 2009 and 2016, Nicky is passionate about ensuring that Small Business issues are heard at the local and national level.

Nicky loves tennis and fitness. She spends any spare time that she has with her son Jake and husband Alex.

  • Managing Director, Goringe Accountants Ltd
  • Chair of Reading & West Berkshire and subsequently the Thames Valley Region for the Federation of Small Businesses
  • Financial Controller, Marine Capital Ltd
  • Financial Controller, Aspire Technology Ltd
  • Finance Manager, Morse
  • Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Magex Ltd
  • European Finance Analyst, EDS
  • Business Management Trainee, Bechtel
  • Student Placement, Intel

Winners of the National Venus Awards 2017

The Venus Awards 2017 National Winners are:

  • Nicky Goringe Larkin (Goringe Accountants) – Professional Of The Year – Berkshire
  • Atuksha Poonwassie (Simple Backing) – Influential Woman of the Year – Berkshire
  • Christine McRitchie (Earthwise Trading) – Green Business – Oxfordshire
  • Tracey Rawling Church (Kyocera) – High Achiever – Berkshire
  • Kay O’Shaughnessy – Inspirational Woman of the Year – Devon
  • Sam Bramwell (Microsoft) – Manager of the Year – Berkshire
  • LUSH (Rowena Bird) – International Business of the Year – Dorset
  • Helen Jenkins – Musical Talent – Dorset
  • Viktoria Baker (Ugly Apples) – New Business – Oxfordshire
  • Amber Haigh (Ambers Angel Trust) – New Charity – Devon
  • Sally Bannister (Turn IT On) – HR Manager of the Year – Oxfordshire
  • Julie Hawker (Cosmic) – Employer of the Year – Devon
  • Cheryl Adams (Santander) – Director of the Year – Berkshire
  • Reading Buses – Company of the Year – Berkshire
  • Rachel Tombs (Links 2 Leads) – Networker of the Year – Thames Valley
  • Charlotte Cavanagh (Times For Tea) – Entrepreneur of the Year – Oxfordshire
  • Suzanne Revell (Churchill Retirement Living) – Marketing and PR – Dorset
  • Catherine Turner (Rapid Search) – Business Mother of the Year – Berkshire
  • Rosy Jones (BEBC) – Customer Service – Dorset
  • Ros Debenham (Radiance Medi Spa) – Lifetime Achievement – Devon

Awards Background

The Venus Awards were set up in Dorset in 2009 by Tara Howard to recognise the hard work, effort and skill it takes women to successfully juggle business with other commitments. The Awards have since been expanded to Southampton, Brighton, Devon, Oxford, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Isle of Wight and Bristol. Distributed on behalf of Venus Awards – www.venusawards.co.uk

To find out more about the Venus Awards or to arrange an interview please contact Megan Loader on 01202 559039 or email at [email protected]

Photograph courtesy of Nadia of The Photo Rooms.