AAT Special Recognition Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce that we are the winners of the 2024 AAT Special Recognition Award for the whole of FI!

AAT Special Recognition Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce that we are the winners of the 2024 AAT Special Recognition Award for the whole of FI!

Recently, we were honoured to receive the 2024 AAT Special Recognition Award. This recognition highlights our commitment to providing an exceptional learning experience for our students, our significant contributions to the industry, and our partnership with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

This award is made even more special by the fact that individuals are unable to nominate themselves for it; This has been awarded to us by the AAT themselves!

These are the reasons why the AAT presented us with the award:

  • “The high-quality AAT programmes they offer to their students through a variety of online learning and classroom methods really shows they understand the importance of offering flexible study options to meet the changing needs of our students.”
  • “They have grown year on year and have demonstrated how much they value the importance of face-to-face delivery as well as a strong connection with local employers, schools and communities.”
  • “Despite this growth, they have maintained a strong student experience that has been recognised as outstanding by Ofsted.”
  • “Recognised as thought leaders and industry experts, they have been influencers of policy reform and host many informative industry events.”
  • “Working closely with the trailblazer groups, they have once again played a key role in the design and redevelopment of the revised Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship Standards. Everyone involved in accounting apprenticeships will see the benefits in the coming months.”
  • “We are grateful to this training provider for their collaboration, great attention to detail and appreciate the expertise and insight they share with AAT.”
  • “While we know they have multiple sites and multiple centres, tonight we want to recognise them as one collective group. So, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the AAT Special Recognition Award goes to…”

First Intuition – Award Winners!

Here is what some of our team had to say:


Ginny Bradwell – Director said:

“It was wonderful that the FI network was recognised as a single organisation by AAT. In all our centres we share a passion for what we do and are thrilled to receive the award.”

Nick Craggs – AAT Distance Learning Director said:

“To win this award which recognises excellence, in everything we do, in all areas of out business is such a fantastic achievement.  The fact that you can’t even submit a nomination form for this award, and it was created and awarded by AAT to us shows what an impact First Intuition has in the world of AAT.”

Gareth John – Chief Executive Cambridge FI  said:

“The best thing about this award is the way it recognises excellence across every part of First Intuition; teaching, coaching, material production, student operations, employer support, policy influencing. We have achieved a lot of incredible things in recent years but this is one that I am the proudest of.”

David Malthouse – Managing Director for Chelmsford FI said:

“I am so proud to be part of the team that won this award, and it highlighted all of the things that we stand for at First Intuition. From working with schools to give the next generation great careers advice, to working with employers to understand the skills that they need to meet the needs of a changing economy. It highlighted the work that we do to help make changes in the industry and help shape the way that accountants are taught.”

Amy Forrest – Managing Director for Cambridge FI said:

“What can I say but wow!  I am absolutely delighted that we have been awarded the Special Recognition Award by the AAT.  I am incredibly proud to work with so many fantastic colleagues here at First Intuition and that their dedication, passion and commitment in supporting students and employers has been recognised.”

Ali Ryder – Production Manager said:

“This award recognises the collaborative relationship that we have with the AAT. We are proud to work so closely together because we all want the same thing – a fair and robust qualification that sets up our learners for a fantastic career in finance.”

The prestigious awards took place on Thursday 14th March and our FI team took great delight in collecting the award!


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