BEST INVESTMENTS The Crain’s business network is one of the most respected in the US and does not hand out awards to just anyone. Two exceptional UHY professionals caught their attention in 2020. Julie Manteria, director of marketing at UHY Advisors Inc., New York, US, has been driving public relations and digital marketing initiatives to support our brand for over five years. Last year she became the first UHY marketing professional in the US to be appointed principal. Despite Covid, Julie’s efforts kept UHY Advisors’ profile in the spotlight. Crain’s New York Business honoured her as one of its ‘remarkable cohort’ of Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting. “In the past year, she worked on the firm’s complete redesign of their website, led the marketing integration of a multiple office merger, and swiftly launched the firm’s crisis management services campaign in response to the global pandemic.” Julie says, “I am delighted to be included in Crain’s Notable Women. It is an honour to be counted among this talented group of women.” Julie was also named as one of Top 50 Women by Long Island Business News.

Meanwhile Crain’s Detroit Business arm recognised ‘inspiring’ Kathy Crockett managing director, UHY Advisors Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan as a Notable Woman in Finance. “She led the firm’s Great Lakes region of Women Invested in Success & Excellence (WISE) programme, which focuses on leadership, the advancement of women and enhancing career opportunities. She inspires others to develop expertise in policies, trends and technology affecting the industry.” Kathy was also nominated for a prestigious 2020 ATHENA Award, which honours ‘an established leader and mentor who assists women in reaching their full potential and demonstrates excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession as well as devoting time and energy

to improve the quality of life for others in the community’. MAXIMUM TALENT Early in 2020, Max Whiteley of UHY Hacker Young Manchester, UK, scooped an Apprentice of the Year accolade in the annual Made in Manchester awards. The awards recognise the best of the city’s young business talent and praised Max’s commitment, passion and outstanding feedback from clients. He says: “It was a great achievement to be recognised as apprentice of the year and a reflection of the work the cloud accounting team have done to help change the lives of businesses across the UK. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the team at UHY Hacker Young Manchester.” Max was also nominated for Best Digital Rising Star at the 2020 Digital Accountancy Awards and the Insider's Young Professionals Awards, where

Ellie Driver, assistant manager, was also shortlisted for Young Accountant of the Year. The audit and accounts team were shortlisted for Team of the Year at the Manchester Young Talent awards 2020. Most recently, in 2021 Max was nominated for Young Accountant of the Year, while the Manchester team won Large Firm of the Year at the 2021 UK and EMEA Xero Awards. Maximum talent.

IRELAND'S PINK ARMY During the coronavirus pandemic the value of shared endeavour has been greater than ever to combat the effects of isolation and boredom and bring a sense of purpose. UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited, Ireland, addressed this by sponsoring and taking part in the 100K in 30 days challenge in June 2020 to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland – and this was only the beginning. Teams joined the ‘pink army’ along with 15,000 people worldwide to raise EUR 1.2 million (USD 1.47m). “When we were working from home this was a great way to maintain team spirit,” says Alan Farrelly, managing director. “For 30 days our firm walked over 10,000 kilometres, raising more than ten thousand euros (USD 12,300). We plan to play an even bigger part in 2021 and have just registered as sponsors again, with a target of over fifteen thousand euros (USD 18,300). We were also very lucky to have world class football players Rio Ferdinand, Sergio Aguero, John Hartson, and other stars, support the event.”

HONOUR FOR MARKINDEY Markindey Sineus, senior accounting implementation specialist, UHY Advisors Georgia, US, and part of UHY’s Client Accounting Advisory Services (CAAS), has been inducted into the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, the official young professional auxiliary of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, a group of young men considered to be leaders or potential leaders in whatever paths they choose to follow. The group’s mission is to further opportunities of high-achieving young men committed to academic and vocational success while serving the Atlanta community. He joins a prestigious and committed group of leaders in their fields, including attorneys, educators, technology experts, brand and marketing mavens, clergymen, educators and

nonprofit leaders, finance gurus, and more. Markindey says: “It’s an honour to be inducted into a group that aligns with my desire to serve my community, from mentoring young people and giving them a sense of their worth, to allocating resources to under-served communities, to supporting them around financial preparedness – I am privileged to be in a position to use my skills to help.” “Markindey is a team player and great role model as well as a genuinely lovely person – we are so proud of him,” says Kane Polakoff, UHY CAAS National Practice Leader. “He is a passionate and exceptional leader who works hard not only to serve his clients but his fellow team members as well. We’re all delighted at this honour and look forward to hearing more about the fantastic projects he is involved in.” Productions

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