Bedrock Tax owner shortlisted for national Women in Accountancy and Finance 2020

Bedrock Tax owner shortlisted for national Women in Accountancy and Finance 2020

Bedrock Tax is delighted to announce that Lisa Topliss, one of Bedrock Tax's Directors and owner of the business, has been shortlisted for the inaugural Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020 which showcases the achievements of women in practice, business and the third sector.

Lisa has been shortlisted for the Woman of the Year – Non-CCAB qualified category. The winners will be announced at the prestigious awards dinner which takes place on 6 May at the Hilton London Bankside.

Lisa said about the awards:

“I’m delighted to have got this far in the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020. I had an unconventional career path via EY, Deloitte and PKF while playing international Netball for England rather than the typical university degree before establishing Bedrock Tax. I believe my career route has made me a more rounded individual with a broader skill set than just those based on technical knowledge or academic achievements which is a huge benefit when working with business owners and their accountants. I’m delighted to have that recognised by these awards.”

The judges are drawn from across the accountancy and finance sector, from Big 4 through to regional accountancy practices and professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The awards are intended to honour the inspiring achievements of women across all segments of accountancy and will also help shape the discussion around how diversity can be improved within the sector as some of the most the most forward-thinking initiatives are highlighted.

A bit more about Lisa

Having played netball at county level for Derbyshire, at 16 Lisa started playing for the England U18 netball team and progressed to the England U21 squad ultimately competing internationally until 2000. Lisa was very aware that a career in netball wouldn't pay the bills, so she focused on a career at Deloitte and developed her VAT expertise.

Prior to establishing Bedrock Tax, Lisa had valuable experience of working with clients that have taken cases to the VAT Tribunal and the European Court of Justice. In 2015 Lisa helped establish Bedrock Tax as she spotted a gap in the market for supporting firms of accountants with tax advice which didn’t threaten their client relationships. Many accountants without in-house tax expertise or the capacity to deal with complex tax projects are fearful of loosing their clients if they use a top 10 accountancy firm to assist them.

About Bedrock

Based in Ilkeston on the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border, Bedrock has clients from across the UK. Bedrock Tax was a founding member of the Catena network. Established in 2015, Bedrock Tax’s speciality is tax advice pure and simple. The team works alongside a business’ existing accountant so they get the best possible advice to ensure the long-term future of the business and assist them in achieving their aspirations.

The team’s role is to provide tax advice based on years of experience where the accountant recognises the need for additional expertise to assist. Bedrock has particular experience of working with accountants on helping their clients access tax reliefs such as R&D, Capital Allowances and other HMRC tax credits.

The tax knowledge of the Bedrock team is wide ranging and based on substantial experience. They are able to deliver advice and support across most sectors. If there is a tax issue, they will help to find the answer.

More information about the Women in Accountancy and Finance 2020 awards can be found at

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