About the Awards

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The 2018 Finance Awards North West seeks to promote and celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals within the North West's finance community.

The awards recognise the outstanding local businesses that contribute to the economy and employment in the North West across various award categories. See below a full list of categories and awards criteria.

Applications for the 2018 Finance Awards North West are now open. Apply if you're a finance professional or team who has made an outstanding contribution to your business, or nominate a colleague, manager or team.
 

2018 award categories

There are 11 award categories for this year's Finance Awards North West. See the full award criteria below.

  • Finance Director of the Year (less than 25 employees)
  • Finance Director of the Year (25-100 employees)
  • Finance Director of the Year (100 + employees)
  • Rising Star of the Year
  • Finance Team of the Year (small – up to 5 members)
  • Finance Team of the Year (medium – 6-19 members)
  • Finance Team of the Year (large – 20 + members)
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Shared Service Centre of the Year
  • Business Growth Award
  • Interim Finance Professional of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year

Applications for the 2018 Finance Awards North West are now open, please apply here.
 

2018 award criteria

Finance Director of the Year

This award is split into three categories:

  • Finance Director of the Year (less than 25 employees)
  • Finance Director of the Year (25-100 employees)
  • Finance Director of the Year (more than 100 employees)

Awarded to the Finance Director with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. He or she must be able to provide examples of providing strategic direction to their company. 

Apply/nominate here

Rising Star of the Year

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person in the market. The winner of the award will be a finance professional with under 5 years of experience. They must be able to provide examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group. 

Apply/nominate here

Finance Team of the Year

This award is divided into three categories:

  • Finance Team of the Year (small - up to 5 members)
  • Finance Team of the Year (medium - 6-19 members)
  • Finance Team of the Year (large - 20+ members)

The Finance Team of the Year will demonstrate excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team may have positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit. 

Apply/nominate here

Mentor of the Year

This award will go to an individual who has acted as a mentor to another finance professional(s), and has developed, coached and inspired their mentee(s). The 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.

Apply/nominate here

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. We will be looking for examples of key achievements around delivery and providing exemplary customer service.

Apply/nominate here

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. The winner of this award must be able to provide strategies that have driven business growth, as well as an overview of their financial performance over the last 12 months.

Apply/nominate here

Interim Finance Professional of the Year

The Interim Finance Professional of the Year will have positively impacted the business during a short-term tenure. The winner will provide proven examples of their successes and must be in a temporary contract position.

Apply/nominate here

Apprentice of the Year

This award will go to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding promise as a future finance professional. The winner of this award must be in an apprenticeship position and will have provided invaluable support, initiative and commitment to their team.

Apply/nominate here

2018 Finance Awards North West - Gala Dinner

Our finalists and shortlisted finance professionals will be honoured at an exclusive gala dinner on Thursday 11th October at Manchester Cathedral.

It will be the peak of a year long process of nominations & judging by peers and industry leaders from the business community.

Tickets and sponsorship

Tickets for the awards are now available to purchase.
Individual tickets: £70 + VAT
Table of 10: £600 + VAT
You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite or to request an invoice, please contact Jennifer Thorn at jennifer.thorn@robertwalters.com

If you are interested in becoming an award sponsor for the 2018 Awards please contact Stuart Wiggins at stuart.wiggins@robertwalters.com

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