2022 Finance Awards North West Winners

Professionals and businesses were honoured across 14 award categories at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 12th May at Old Trafford Football Stadium. The awards recognised the outstanding achievements of professionals and businesses, the diversity of talent in the region and future leaders set to innovate and shape the industry. Entertainment came from comedian and North West native, Justin Moorhouse, and live music from Six15.

Thanks to your generous support, we raised over £2000 on the night for Macmillan Cancer Support

2022 WINNERS

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.

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WINNER

OMAR KHAN
The Vita Group

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

BEN FLETCHER
The Very Group

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.

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WINNER

SUZANNE SMITH
Supreme Plc

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

ANDREW JONES
WS Transportation

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.

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WINNER

JAMES STEWART
Orbital Education

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

WASIM OLLITE
Autocab

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (20+ PEOPLE)

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

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WINNER

MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP

 

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

FANATICS (INTERNATIONAL) LTD

 

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. 

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WINNER

LBG MEDIA PLC

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (UP TO 5 PEOPLE)

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. 

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WINNER

VIP COMPUTER CENTRE LTD

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

GRANBY MARKETING SERVICES

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR

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

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WINNER

ANH HO
Civic Engineers

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. 

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WINNER

EMILY PINCHON
The Very Group

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

JONATHAN OLIVER
The Very Group

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

NICOLA DEERAN
Manchester Airports Group

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.

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WINNER

BEN GIBSON
Eddie Stobart Limited

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

BDO LLP

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.

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WINNER

MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP

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. 

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WINNER

THE PARENTLY GROUP

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.

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WINNER

MARIANNE RIMMER
Eddie Stobart Limited