Become a 2019 guest judge

Each year, Robert Walters invites guest judges who are accomplished finance professionals, to help and decide who will make the year's West Midlands Finance Awards shortlist. 

If you are interetsed in being a guest judge for the 2019 West Midlands Finance Awards contact us today.

Meet the 2018 guest judges

Robert Walters would like to give special thanks to the following guest judges, who had the challenging task of judging this year's outstanding applicants. With their help, Robert Walters and the Executive Partners were able to shortlist the most exemplary nominees for the 2018 West Midlands Finance Awards. 

Find the 2018 winners here.

Find out more about the Executive Partners here.

  • BEN HERRING
    Senior Finance Manager, Aston Martin
  • LOUISA HORTH
    Financial Controller, West Midlands Railway
  • IAN FARRELL
    Finance Director, Severn Trent
  • GLENN COLLINS
    Director of Shared Services and Transformation, Britvic
  • ANDREW FITCHFORD
    Finance Director, Eriks

ICAEW

  • BEN POWELL
    Director, Ballards
  • TONY SEATON,
    Assosciate Director, Blue Sky Corporate Finance
  • SOPHIE DALE-BLACK
    Midlands Regional Director, ICAEW
  • CRAIG EDMONDSON
    Deputy Chief Executive (Finance and Resources), Black Country Living Museum
  • KATIE GILES
    Financial Entity Controller, AT&T
 
 
  • TRACEY JAMES
    Senior Partner, Holder Blackthorn LLP
  • CELIA ADAMS
    Consultant
  • ANDREW COULSON
    Partner, Dolfinblue Accounting
  • HELEN DREW
    Partner, Corew UK LLP
  • CLIVE BAWDEN
    Director, Look After Business

GBCC

  • DAVID MELBOURNE
    Deputy CEO & CFO, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • KATIE HALE
    President , Sutton Coldfield Chamber of Commerce; Client Services Director, Plott Creative
  • KEVIN JOHNS
    President, Solihull Chamber of Commerce; Director, Prime Accountants
  • QASIM MAJID
    President, Asian Business Chamber of Commerce; CEO, WOW Zone
 
 
  • HOWARD ROSE
    Solihull Chamber of Commerce Committee Member; Business Director, Balsall Common Primary School
  • NIK HARDY
    President, Burton Chamber of Commerce; Founder and Managing Partner, Hardy Signs
  • KEITH STOKES - SMITH
    President, Greater Birmingham Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce