Hey Neil, I just wanted to send a quick message to let you know that my firm has just been accredited for ‘Investors in People’ – which is basically a gold standard in people management. Really thrilled with this and I especially wanted to let you know. I specifically remember your advice you gave me (after we had finished our ACCA, and we were at Kaplan for ‘next steps’) – remember to be a good leader when you reach the heights. It is a message I have always kept close to me and have built my firm on the principle of leaders do not force people to follow, they invite them on a journey of growth and development.

Mohammed Asif, one of my ex ACCA Advanced Tax students has now scaled even greater heights by receiving the prestigious award of ‘CEO Of The Year’. When Asif was in my class, he was bright and would always have a group of students around him, hanging on to his very word. His magnetic personality and charismatic communication skills left he in no doubt that he was destined for great things.

I am so proud of Asif’s achievement as he is an inspiration to so many by showing where the ACCA qualification can lead to as well as teaching us what true leadership means.