21st October 2016

Tax Manager Lorraine Nelson has been named as one of the Business First Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women.

Lorraine is pictured receiving her award from Keynote Speaker Dorothy McKee

Lorraine is pictured left receiving her award from Keynote Speaker Dorothy McKee.

Open nominations for the awards were gathered in June with 10,192 votes cast in a public online vote.  Business First managing editor Gavin Walker explained “Unlike many awards, the Business First Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women was driven by the Northern Ireland public,”, “From the start we – along with Awards sponsors MGMPR Ltd – wanted to give men and women from across Northern Ireland the opportunity to vote for the women they felt were the most inspirational based on their own experiences.”

At the age of nine Lorraine lost her mother in a tragic car accident and found herself taking on more responsibility at home, helping out with her younger sisters and domestic life.  Focused on a career in accountancy and after starting her own family at an early age, she began studying for the Accounting Technicians qualifications at night, working in a full time job during the day.  With an Accountancy Training Contract secured, she qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant.  Keen to specialise in tax she joined a Belfast firm, gaining significant experience and qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser.  This year Lorraine joined Baker Tilly Mooney Moore’s growing tax team as Manager and has recently passed the Chartered Institute of Tax’s Transfer Pricing Exam.