West Midlands Finance Awards previous winners

Excellence in Diversity

  • 2018 winner: Mondelez
  • 2019 winner: Gowling WLG

Business Innovation

  • 2018 winner: Student Roost
  • 2019 winner: Britvic

Finance Director of the Year

  • 2016 winner: Neil Smith, Gately Plc
  • 2017 winner: Mark Wilson, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd
  • 2018 winner: Andrew Parris, Tarmac

Finance Director of the Year (up to £100m turnover)

  • 2019 winner: Jenny Young, Castleton

Finance Director of the Year (£100m+ turnover)

  • 2019 winner: Andrew Edginton, Gowling WLG

Finance Director of the Year (Not For Profit)

  • 2019 winner: BMet

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
  • 2019 winner: Clair Allen, Halfords Group plc

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
  • 2019 winner: Liam Butler, Dudley Building Society

Finance Team of the Year - 20 people or less

  • 2016 winner: Volvo Financial Services
  • 2017 winner: Hawthorn Leisure Ltd 
  • 2018 winner: Rehability UK
  • 2019 winner: CrossCountry Trains

Finance Team of the Year - Over 20 people

  • 2016 winner: London Midland
  • 2017 winner: DPD Group UK Ltd
  • 2018 winner: McDonald's
  • 2019 winner: Gowling WLG

Not-for-Profit Finance Team of the Year

  • 2017 winner: West Midlands Combined Authority
  • 2018 winner: Milleninium Point 
  • 2019 winner: Orbit Finance Team

Shared Service Centre of the Year 

  • 2016 winner: Tarmac 
  • 2017 winner: Interserve 
  • 2018 winner: Jurys Inn
  • 2019 winner: Britvic

SSC of the Year with Outstanding People & Development  

  • 2017 winner: Sanctuary 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: Hawthorn 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 
Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • 2016 winner: Kenneth Gregor, Chief Financial Officer at Jaguar Land Rover
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"We are delighted to win this award! There has been a huge amount of effort & time gone into the last 12 months in terms of taking the business from where we are to where we are now."

Student Roost
Winners of Business of the Year
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