2018 Finance Awards North West Winners

We are proud to announce the 2018 Finance Awards North West winners.

The top North West professionals and businesses were announced during a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 11th October at Manchester Cathedral. The evening was hosted by Dave Bryon and the evening's entertainment was provided by The Velveteers. Over £1,500 was raised on the evening for Mind. The total will be distributed across local Mind's across the region, supporting their outstanding work.

Applications for the 2019 Finance Awards North West open on Monday 8th April.
Apply/nominate now.

2018 WINNERS

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.

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WINNER

HANNAH EVANS
United Utilities

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

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

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WINNER

ELIZABETH SHORE
BA CityFlyer

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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. 


WINNER

KEELEY BUCKLEY

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.

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WINNER

TRACEY MAYALL
Bibby Distribution

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.

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WINNER

EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP

 

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.

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WINNER

WS Transportation Ltd

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.

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WINNER

AUTOCAB

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.

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WINNER

AO.COM

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

MEDIACOM

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.

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WINNER

HILTI

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. 

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WINNER

EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP

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.

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WINNER

JOHN HAMMOND
East Coast Concepts Ltd

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.

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WINNER

DANIEL ORWIN
Franke

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

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

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WINNER

MICHAEL HUGHES
EG Group

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

JULIE CHARGE
University of Salford

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award acknowledges the legacy of an esteemed figure of the North West finance community, selected by the panel for their outstanding contribution to the region's finance economy.

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WINNER

TIM KOWALSKI
NCC Group