About the Awards

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The 2016 West Midlands Finance Awards seeks to promote and celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals within the West Midlands' finance community.

The event will be held at the ICC in Birmingham on Wednesday 30th November 2016, and will celebrate the achievements of the region’s top finance professionals. The Awards will also recognise outstanding local businesses that contribute to the economy and employment in the West Midlands across various award categories. Applications are now closed. 

AWARD CATEGORIES: 

Finance Director of the Year
Sponsored by GVA

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 of their company. Apply/nominate for the Finance Director of the Year here.

Rising Star of the Year

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person in the market. The winner of this award will be a finance professional with under 8 years of experience. They must be able to provide examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group. Apply/nominate for the Rising Star of the Year here.

Finance Team of the Year

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 for the Finance Team of the Year here.

Shared Service Centre of the Year

This award will go to a West Midlands-based Shared Service Centre and will be measured against strength of processes and people. We will be looking for examples of key achievements around delivery and exemplary customer service. Apply/nominate for the shared Service Centre of the Year 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). Apply/nominate for the Mentor of the Year here.

Training Body of the Year 
Sponsored by Veolia 

This award will go to the training body with the strongest track record of achievement. As well as assessing pass rates, the panel will also be considering breadth of courses offered along with examples of successes of its alumni. Apply/nominate for the Training Body of the Year here.

Business of the Year (Small/Medium)
Sponsored by Unity Trust Bank

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has shown financial growth whilst also benefitting the West Midlands' economy through employment. To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in the West Midlands. Applicants for this award must employ less than 250 employees. Apply/nominate for the Business of the Year (Small/Medium) here.

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

Business of the Year (Large)

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has shown financial growth whilst also benefitting the West Midlands' economy through employment. To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in the West Midlands. Applicants for this award must employ more than 250 employees. Apply/nominate for the Business of the Year (Large) here

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

Who can apply?

The awards are open to all finance professionals and businesses currently based and working in the West Midlands area. If you are unsure whether or not your location meets the application criteria, please contact us here for further assistance.

All nominees will be reviewed by a panel of 4 independent judges, including a guest judge who will be announced closer to the assessment dates.

Applications are now closed.

Tickets

Buy individual or full table tickets to the Award ceremony here.