2022 Finance Awards North West Shortlist

 

Congratulations to all shortlisted individuals and businesses for the 2022 Finance Awards North West! The 2022 shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the North West region. If you were not shortlisted for the awards this should not deter you from entering again in 2023.

Thank you to the judges that have taken the time to be involved in this years meetings:

  • HSBC
  • RSM
  • Robert Walters
  • ICAEW
  • Industry guests

 

FINANCE AWARDS NORTH WEST 2022 SHORTLIST:

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (OVER £200 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (over £200 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. 

  • PHIL ASPIN
    United Utilities
 
  • ROY ELLIS
    Missguided
  • OMAR KHAN
    The Vita Group
 
  • BEN FLETCHER
    The Very Group
Mediacom logo
Bako logo
coop logo
Manchester Airport logo

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (£50-200 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (£50-200 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • ANDREW JONES
    WS Transportation 
 
  • SUZANNE SMITH
    Supreme PLC
     
  • PAUL LEWIS
    Lakeland
  • STUART BANKS
    Ralawise Ltd
 
  • JARROD HARGREAVES
    Comfy Group

  • ANDREW RAYNSFORD
    DOMU Brands
WS Transportation logo
Fletchers Solicitors logo
Vertellus Logo
domu brands logo
SMG Europe logo

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £50 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (less than £50 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • CHARLIE BATHO
    Evans Group of Companies
     
  • MOHAMMED AHMED
    ICE Communications

  • BONNIE HODSON
    UAP Limited

  • JAMES STEWART
    Orbital Education
  • PAUL PRIOR
    hap Solutions Group
 
  • VICTORIA COSGROVE
    Deckers Hospitality Group Ltd

  • WASIM OLLITE
    Autocab
ultimate performance logo
leep utilities logo
network space logo
DSG financial services logo
HMG Paints logo
Leeu Collection logo

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR 

Awarded to the Financial Controller with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development.

  • ANH HO
    Civic Engineers

  • ROB COURTNEY
    WS Transportation

  • MATTHEW DENMAN
    Voly Group
  • DARREN BALL
    Quint Group Ltd

  • PIPPA GLENDINING
    Worldwide Recruitment Solutions

  • HAYLEY RAMSDEN
    The Parently Group
NES Global Talent logo
EG Group logo
vita logo

 

FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the Finance Business Partner with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, management and development whilst adding real commercial value to the business. 

  • EMILY PINCHON
    The Very Group
 
  • SUE WEST
    Manchester Airports Group
  • ALEXANDER HOGGARD
    Eddie Stobart Limited
 

autocab logo
weightmans logo
the forshaw group logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (20+ PEOPLE)

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

  • BDO LLP
 
  • THE VERY GROUP
 
  • MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP
  • EDDIE STOBART LIMITED
 
  • FANATICS (INTERNATIONAL) LTD
 
  • WS TRANSPORTATION
weightmans logo
freshfields logo
RSA logo
Mediacom logo
Speedy Hire logo
Manchester Airport logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR ( 6-19 PEOPLE)

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

  • WM ARMSTRONG GROUP
 
  • MERIDIAN BUSINESS SUPPORT
 
  • LBG MEDIA PLC
  • QUINT GROUP LTD
     
  • ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE
The Alchemist logo
network space logo
Fletchers Solicitors logo

 

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (5 PEOPLE OR LESS) 

The Finance Team of the Year (5 people or less) will demonstrate excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. 

  • VIP COMPUTER CENTRE LTD
 
  • GRANBY MARKETING SERVICES
  • REPUBLIC OF MEDIA
     
  • SOURCED
Wejo logo
the forshaw group logo
Vertellus 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. 

  • KIER GROUP
     
  • MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP
  • BDO LLP
     
  • MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Hologic logo
RSA Group logo
lanxess logo

 

BUSINESS RESILIENCE & CHANGE AWARD

The winner of this award will be a business that has demonstrated great resilience to external challenges over the last 12 months. This will be evidenced by the successful implementation of activities, tech solutions and/or processes that has enabled the business to successfully navigate these challenges and adapt to a changing business landscape.

  • ALAN HOWARD (STOCKPORT) LTD
     
  • KIER GROUP
  • MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP

  • BDO LLP
weightmans logo
freshfields logo
Frederic Robinsons logo
NES Global Talent logo

 

CSR EXCELLENCE AWARD

Awarded to a Finance Team that champions and actively drives their organisation's CSR objectives. This will be evidenced by actions that demonstrate a dedication to strengthening and promoting a diverse workforce, embedding equality and inclusion within their value system, a commitment to sustainability, community welfare and minimising the impact of activities on the environment. 

  • ONE+ALL
  • THE PARENTLY GROUP
weightmans logo
mediacom logo

FINANCE TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR 

This award will go to a member of a Transactional Finance Team who has been instrumental in the team’s success over the past 12 months. They will be both a high achiever and committed team player, their dedication in their day-to-day role and infectious positive attitude serving to maintain team performance and boost team morale.

  • JACK LANGTON
    Fletchers Solicitors

  • DAVID PROUDFOOT
    Manchester Airports Group

  • DEBBY PROUDFOOT
    Manchester Airports Group
  • MARIANNE RIMMER
    Eddie Stobart Limited

  • BEENISH ZAFAR
    Autocab

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

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

  • KIRSTY GROGAN
    Eddie Stobart Limited
     
  • KAYLEIGH HARRISON
    Fletchers Solicitors

  • REBECCA SANDERSON
    Manchester Airports Group

  • NICOLA DEERAN
    Manchester Airports Group
  • AMY O'GRADY
    Mowgli Street Food
     
  • JONATHAN OLIVER
    The Very Group

  • GEORGIA WINTERS
    NR Barton Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors
MAG logo
well pharmacy logo
speedy hire logo
eagle eye logo

 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - NON/PART-QUALIFIED

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

  • BEN GIBSON
    Eddie Stobart Limited
 
  • JOE EAVES
    BDO LLP
 

  • LAURA SEDDON
    Manchester Airports Group
 
  • LAUREN GARFIELD (NEE WARD)
    Wireless CCTV Ltd
WS Transportation logo
Manchester Airport Group logo
Manchester Airport Group logo
J Murphy logo

Awards Partners

ICAEW Manchester logo
robert walters logo