West Midlands Finance Awards Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award 

  • 2016 winner: Kenneth Gregor, Chief Financial Officer at Jaguar Land Rover

Finance Director of the Year

  • 2016 winner: Neil Smith, Gately Plc
  • 2017 winner: Mark Wilson, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

Rising star of the year - Non/Part-Qualified 

  • 2016 winner: Mike Carter, Halfords Group Plc
  • 2017 winner: Sarah Russell, Halfords Group Plc

Rising Star of the Year - Qualified 

  • 2016 winner: Richard Guest, BT Fleet
  • 2017 winner: James Credicott, VFS Financial Services Ltd

Finance Team of the Year - Less than 20 

  • 2016 winner: Volvo Financial Services
  • 2017 winner: Hawthorn Leisure Ltd 

Finance Team of the Year - Over 20

  • 2016 winner: London Midland
  • 2017 winner: DPD Group UK Ltd

Not-for-Profit Finance Team of the Year

  • 2017 winner: West Midlands Combined Authority 

Shared Service Centre of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: Tarmac 
  • 2017 winner: Interserve 

SSC of the Year with Outstanding People & Development  

  • 2017 winner: Sanctury Group 

Large Business of the Year

  • 2016 winner: Rentokil Initial 
  • 2017 winner: Rentokil Initial

SME Buisness of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: Connect Advertising & Marketing LLP
  • 2017 winner: Hawthron Leisure 

Mentor of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: Sharon Walton, GVA
  • 2017 winner: Ben Herring, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

Training Body of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: University of Birmingham 
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