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Hayley Ives wins STEP Worldwide Excellence Award

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Congratulations to Hayley Ives, Director in our Tax Resolutions team who has been awarded a STEP Worldwide Excellence Award.

The Award recognises the top-performing student at distinction level (70 per cent and above) for an exam, assignment or essay and the highest-scoring graduates across each of the STEP Diplomas.

Hayley won the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients. 

Hayley IvesHayley said:

“I often toyed with the idea of undertaking the STEP diploma after becoming CTA qualified in early 2010, although had mixed emotions about studying again (as demonstrated by the ten-year period in between!).

After encouragement from Sean and John, I finally decided to enrol. At first, I found it difficult to get back into the habit of dedicating time to my studies, but routine was key and I found the material interesting and enjoyed learning new things. 

My main aim was to simply pass the exams, so to receive an excellence award for my final paper is a wonderful bonus.”

Sean Wakeman

Sean Wakeman, Head of Tax Resolutions said:

“Hayley’s appearance in the STEP global winners Excellence Awards list is truly deserving of recognition. These awards celebrate exceptional exam achievement, recognising the highest achievers across all STEP qualifications globally. Hayley has achieved a truly remarkable feat.”

John Cassidy

John Cassidy, Partner, Tax Resolutions said:

“After many years of not studying, Hayley chose to tackle the extremely demanding STEP exams. Passing every stage with flying colours is an achievement in itself, but receiving a “Worldwide Excellence Award” for the highest mark at Distinction level globally for her paper on advanced UK Tax for International Clients is a massive achievement reserved for the best and the brightest practitioners. She should be rightly proud.”

STEP’s Chief Executive Mark Walley said:

‘These individuals have all shown outstanding talent and dedication and are a credit to STEP, their employers and the industry more broadly.’