2018 West Midlands Finance Awards Winners

We are proud to announce the 2018 West Midlands Finance Award winners. 

Businesses and professionals from across West Midlands celebrated at a black-tie awards gala dinner hosted by Dave Bryon on Thursday 15th November 2017 at the ICC in Birmingham as the winners were announced in 10 categories

All applications for the 2018 awards were judged by the following judges and scored an average 70%:

  • Guest judge - A senior finance professional, find out more here.
  • ICAEW
  • The Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • RSM
  • Robert Walters 

Applications for the 2019 West Midlands Finance Awards will open early next year, if you would like to be involved in the 2019 awards please contact us for more information.

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (NON/PART-QUALIFIED)

This was presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person in the market. The winner of this award provided examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group.

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Winner

Jayne Crathorne
Birmingham City University

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Highly commended

Ashleigh Gay
McDonald's Restaurants Ltd. 

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (QUALIFIED)

This was presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person in the market. The winner of this award provided examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group.

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Winner

Chelsey Joanne Bird
Terberg RosRoca

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Highly commended

Ian Binner
Halfords plc

SHARED SERVICE CENTRE OF THE YEAR

The winner of this award goes to a Shared Service Centre with outstanding achievements around delivery and exemplary customer service.

TUI UK Ltd logo

Winner

Jurys Inn

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Highly commended

Veolia

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY

The winner of this category proved their dedication and proactive attitude to improving the diversity in their workforce.

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Winner

Mondelez

BUSINESS INNOVATION

Student Roost has demonstrated excellence through its successful delivery of a transformation project, involving the relocation and insourcing of an entire finance function to Birmingham. As well as building and integrating a highly skilled and driven team, the organisation implemented a new ERP system. This transition has resulted in improved reporting, stronger data management and a more robust financial controls environment. With a culture of continuous improvement, and an appetite to understand and drive business performance, the finance function has empowered the wider organisation to achieve  an enhanced overall performance.

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Winner

Student Roost

NOT FOR PROFIT FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

The winning team has demonstrated excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. It has positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompassed an infectious team spirit.

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Winner

Millennium Point

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (20 PEOPLE OR LESS)

This award goes to the finance team who has demonstrated excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team has positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit.

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Winner

Rehability

FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (OVER 20 PEOPLE)

This award goes to the finance team who has demonstrated excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team has positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit.

TUI UK Ltd logo

Winner

McDonald's

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Highly commended

Cadent Gas

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

The winner of this award is a Finance Director with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. 

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Winner

Andrew Parris
Tarmac

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Highly commended

Ben Harwood
Naismiths

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

The winner of the Business of the Year Award goes to Student Roost, for its outstanding achievement in driving business performance. The creation of rewarding and meaningful careers for its work force, along with the investment in technology, process and its overall brand identity, has made Student Roost a business that has performed at the highest industry standard.

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Winner

Student Roost