Our congratulations to Sam Stewart who is our latest student to gain the ABCC Certificate of Merit, as well as the ICB Certificate in Bookkeeping. Not only did Sam complete the ICB Level 2 exams with an overall Distinction but for the sheer ‘stickability’ she displayed in keeping going with her studies in the face of difficult health problems the ABCC felt that she also fully deserved the award of the Certificate of Merit. For a full write-up, please read Sam’s story in our the Certificate of Merit section (via the ‘Success’ drop-down menu). She has developed many good ideas for maintaining the motivation of the ‘long distance learner’ in difficult circumstances and we are sure that some of these may well be helpful to fellow students following the same path. We confidently wish Sam every success in the next stages of the ICB examination scheme.