2018 Finance Awards North West Shortlist

Congratulations to all shortlisted nominees for the 2018 awards. The quality of applications and nominations was phenomenal in 2018. If you were not shortlisted for the awards, this should not deter you from applying again in 2019.

The below shortlist provides an example of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the North West. It was an honour celebrating these achievements with all of the shortlisted professionals and celebrating the winners on Thursday 11th October 2018 at Manchester Cathedral.

Due to the exceptional quality of our nominees, those who made the shortlist scored an average of at least 65% across the judging panel:

  • ICAEW Manchester
  • RSM
  • The Growth Company
  • Robert Walters 
  • Industry guest judge - find out more.

Engage with North West businesses participating in the awards with one of our bespoke drinks or sponsorship packages - please contact jennifer.thorn@robertwalters.com for more information.

 

FINANCE AWARDS NORTH WEST 2018 SHORTLIST:

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £25 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (less than £25 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • CHRIS WILLIAMS
    MoneyPlus Group
 
  • JOHN HAMMOND
    East Coast Concepts Ltd
  • CHRIS BIRD
    Adlib
 
  • MATTHEW HANSON
    Aquam
MoneyPlus Group logo
East Coast Concepts logo
Adlib logo
Aquam logo

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (£25-100 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (£25-100 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • DANIEL ORWIN
    Franke
 
  • RUSS SHAW
    Driver Group plc
  • TINA CARSWELL
    Flair Rugs
 
  • CARMEL CHAMBERS
    Stockport Homes
Franke logo
Driver Group plc logo
Flair Flooring Suppliers logo
Stockport Homes Group SHG logo

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (MORE THAN £100 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is warded to the Finance Director (more then £100 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • MICHAEL HUGHES
    EG Group
 
  • PHILIP LANIGAN
    Styles & Wood Group plc
  • ERICA INGHAM
    Mediacom
 
  • JULIE CHARGE
    University of Salford
eg group logo
Styles & Wood Group plc logo
Mediacom logo
university of salford logo

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

This is presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused non-qualified or part-qualified professional in the market.

  • STEPHEN WATTON
    Schawk
 
  • HANNAH EVANS
    United Utilities
  • KELLY FITZGERALD
    Bibby Distribution
 
  • DAVID ADDISON
    Fourteen IP Communications Limited
shawk logo
united utilities logo
bibby distribution logo
fourteen ip communications limited

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

This is presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused qualified finance professional in the market.

  • JOHN MACDONALD
    Barclays
 
  • ELIZABETH SHORE
    BA CityFlyer
 
  • CHRISTOPHER STARR
    LF Europe Ltd
barclays logo
BA CityFlyer logo
LF Europe ltd logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (SMALL - UP TO 5 MEMBERS) - GREATER MANCHESTER

The Finance Team of the Year (small - up to 5 people) in a Greater Manchester business will demonstrate excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months.

  • SODEXO
 
  • FOURTEEN IP COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
 
  • EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP
sodexo logo
Fourteen IP Communications ltd logo
eagle eye solutions group plc logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (SMALL - UP TO 5 MEMBERS) - NORTH WEST

The Finance Team of the Year (small - up to 5 people) will demonstrate excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. This category excludes Greater Manchester based businesses.

  • METAMARK UK LIMITED
 
  • THE WESTGROVE GROUP
 
  • WS TRANSPORTATION LTD
  • THE MERE GOLF RESORT & SPA
 
  • EUROPEAN METAL RECYCLING LIMITED
metamark logo
westgrove group logo
ws transportation logo
the mere logo
european metal recycling logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (MEDIUM - 6-19 MEMBERS)

The Finance Team of the Year (medium - 6-19 members) will demonstrate excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months.

  • AUTOCAB
 
  • UNILEVER
  • AQUAM
 
  • MONEYPLUS GROUP
autocab logo
unilever logo
aquam logo
MoneyPlus Group logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (LARGE - 20+ MEMBERS)

The Finance Team of the Year (large - 20+ members) will demonstrate excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months.

  • BRAND ADDITION
 
  • AO.COM
 
  • NCC GROUP
  • UNITED UTILITIES
 
  • MEDIACOM
brand addition logo
ao.com logo
NCC Group logo
united utilities logo
mediacom logo

 

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the crucial role mentors play in shaping a young person's success and the outstanding support mentors provide young finance professionals, helping them achieve their career aspirations.

  • JOHN LOUGHLIN
    Reed in Partnership
  • TRACEY MAYALL
    Bibby Distribution
bibby distribution logo

 

SHARED SERVICE CENTRE OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a Shared Service Centre based in the North West and will be measured against the strength of business processes and people focus. 

  • NRL GROUP LTD
 
  • THE GUINNESS PARTNERSHIP
 
  • HILTI
nrl group logo
the guinness partnership logo
hilti logo

 

BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation that has achieved financial success due to the direct impact of the accounting and finance team. 

  • EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP
 
  • FLETCHERS SOLICITORS
 
  • FOURTEEN IP COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
eagle eye solutions limited logo
fletchers solicitors logo
fourteen ip communications limited logo
PayStream logo black and blue

 

INTERIM FINANCE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by PayStream

The winner of this award will have positively impacted the business during a short-term tenure. 

  • JEREMY HARTLEY
 
  • ANDREW SPEED
 
  • KEELEY BUCKLEY

Awards Partners

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ICAEW Manchester logo
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