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
  • 2018 winner: Andrew Parris, Tarmac

Rising star of the year - Non/Part-Qualified 

  • 2016 winner: Mike Carter, Halfords Group Plc
  • 2017 winner: Sarah Russell, Halfords Group Plc
  • 2018 winner: Jayne Cathorne, Birmingham City University

Rising Star of the Year - Qualified 

  • 2016 winner: Richard Guest, BT Fleet
  • 2017 winner: James Credicott, VFS Financial Services Ltd
  • 2018 winner: Chelsey Joanne Bird, Terberg RosRoca

Finance Team of the Year - 20 people or less

  • 2016 winner: Volvo Financial Services
  • 2017 winner: Hawthorn Leisure Ltd 
  • 2018 winner: Rehability UK

Finance Team of the Year - Over 20 people

  • 2016 winner: London Midland
  • 2017 winner: DPD Group UK Ltd
  • 2018 winner: McDonald's

Not-for-Profit Finance Team of the Year

  • 2017 winner: West Midlands Combined Authority
  • 2018 winner: Milleninium Point 

Shared Service Centre of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: Tarmac 
  • 2017 winner: Interserve 
  • 2018 winner: Jurys Inn

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 
Business of the Year
  • 2018 winner: Student Roost

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 
Excellence in Diversity
  • 2018 winner: Mondelez
Business Innovation
  • 2018 winner: Student Roost
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