2019 Finance Awards North West Shortlist

Congratulations to all shortlisted nominees for the 2019 awards. The quality of applications and nominations was phenomenal in 2019. If you were not shortlisted for the awards, this should not deter you from applying again in 2020.

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 17th October at The Hilton Manchester.

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

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 2019 SHORTLIST:

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (£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.

  • ERICA INGHAM
    MediaCom North Ltd 
 
  • KIRTI HIRANI
    Bako North Western Group
  • STEVEN NUTTALL
    Co-op 
 
  • MATT WILLIAMS
    Manchester Airport

 

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.

  • ANDREW JONES
    WS Transportation Ltd
 
  • GARY CARRINGTON
    Fletchers Solicitors

     
  • ANDREW RAYNSFORD
    DOMU Brands
  • CAROLYN KEARNEY
    Vertellus 
 
  • ANDREW DAVIS


  • ADAM LEVENE
    SMG Europe

 

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.

  • STEPHEN BRICE
    Ultimate Performance
 
  • LEE WALLACE
    Leep Utilities 


  • DAN ADAMSON
    Network Space
  • AARON MALINS
    DSG Financial Services Ltd
 
  • CANDICE BRETT
    HMG Paints Ltd


  • PJ SINGH
    Leeu Collection

 

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.

  • WEIGHTMANS LLP
 
  • FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER
 
  • RSA
  • MEDIACOM NORTH LTD
 
  • SPEEDY HIRE PLC
 
  • MANCHESTER AIRPORT GROUP

 

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

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. This category excludes Greater Manchester based businesses.

  • THE ALCHEMIST BARS & RESTAURANTS
 
  • NETWORK SPACE
 
  • FLETCHERS SOLICITORS

 

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

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

  • NCC GROUP
 
  • VIRGIN MONEY
  • NEXPERIA


  • THE LOWRY

 

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.

  • WEJO
 
  • THE FORSHAW GROUP
 
  • VERTELLUS

 

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.

  • EAST COAST CONCEPTS
 
  • ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
 
  • LEEP UTILITIES
  • EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP PLC
 
  • MCBRIDE PLC
 
  • KIDS ALLOWED

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

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

  • DAVID HANCOCK
    Manchester Airport Group
 
  • CHRISTOPHER LOWE
    Well Pharmacy
  • LAUREN DOWD
    Speedy Hire Plc
 
  • KATIE HUMPHRIES
    Eagle Eye Solutions Group plc

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - PART/NON-QUALIFIED

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

  • ROB COURTNEY
    WS Transportation Ltd
 
  • RYAN HILL
    Manchester Airport Group
 
  • ELIZABETH DAVENPORT
    Manchester Airport Group
  • JOHN SWARBRICK
    J Murphy & Sons Ltd
 
  • NAOMI HANCOCK
    MediaCom North Ltd 

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR (£100 MILLION + TURNOVER)

Awarded to the Financial Controller in a business generating more than £100m turnover with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development.

  • LISA EVANS
    NES Global Talent


  • SABIR PATEL
    EG Group


  • CHRIS HOUGHTON
    The Vita Group

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £100 MILLION TURNOVER)

Awarded to the Financial Controller in a business generating less than £100m turnover with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development.

  • WASIM OLLITE
    Autocab Ltd
 
  • STEVEN SCULLION
    Weightmans LLP
  • RICHARD CAFFREY
    The Forshaw Group
 
  • LEE SCHOFIELD
    Eagle Eye Solutions Group plc 

 

DIVERSITY IN FINANCE

This award recognises organisations that have reinforced their commitment to strengthening and promoting a diverse workforce, embedding equality and inclusion within their value system.

  • WEIGHTMANS LLP
     
  • MEDIACOM NORTH LTD
     
  • ODEON UK

 

INNOVATION IN FINANCE

The winner of this award will demonstrate the successful delivery and or implementation of activities that have led to the betterment of the business. 

  • WEIGHTMANS LLP
     
  • FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER 
     
  • FREDERIC ROBINSON LTD
  • NES GLOBAL TALENT
     
  • AUTOCAB LTD

  • EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS GROUP PLC

 

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. 

  • HOLOGIC
     
  • RSA
 
  • LANXESS SOLUTIONS UK LTD

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