Applying or nominating for an award

Group of finance professionals in front of a back drop with their winning award

The application/nomination process is quick and easy, with a simple online form to complete. Successful applicants will then be invited to an interview with an expert panel of industry judges with the winners and highly commended announced at the awards evening. 

Applications are now closed for the West Midlands Finance Awards 2022.

View all categories here.

 

AWARD APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1. Short online application/nomination form

Application deadline:
Friday 21st January 2022

An initial nomination/application consists of a maximum of 200 words why you should win the award. Apply directly or nominate a colleague/employee/friend.

Find out more about categories here.


Step 2. Meeting with judges

Judging meetings:
Monday 14th - Friday 25th March 2022

If successful, applicants/nominees will be invited by a member of the Award Partners to join them for the second stage of the application process.

This stage will involve an informal virtual meeting with the judging panel. The panel will consist of the Award Partners and an industry expert as a guest judge, who will discuss with you the application put forward, this will last approximately 40-60 minutes.

The meeting will take no more than an hour and successful applicants/nominees will receive a set of questions beforehand. Applicants/nominees will be contacted to arrange the meeting..

Judging

The interview is judged by the four businesses and scored with the highest average winning the award. The second stage will be recorded and judged by our panel. All recordings are deleted once the scoring has been completed.

Previous years' guest judges were:

  • ABBIE VLAHAKIS
  • DAVID LINDSAY
  • HELEN LUMB 
  • JOE PARKES
  • KIM LARSEN
  • MARTIN KING
  • NIGEL GILPIN
  • RAY REIDY
  • STEVE TOWLER
  • ANDREW COULSON
  • BEN POWELL
  • CELIA ADAMS
  • HELEN DREW
  • KATIE GILES
  • REBECCA CROWTHER
  • SOPHIE DALE-BLACK
  • TONY SEATON 
  • AINSLEY WAINWRIGHT
  • ANNA SPENCER-GRAY
  • ELAINE SHIELS
  • EMILY ROBINSON
  • GURJ SANDHU
  • HOWARD WYLIE
  • MARK TAYLOR
  • MIKE GAHIR
  • NICK BLUNDELL
  • PETER WILLIAMS
  • RICHARD ECCLES

What is the criteria?

Each award category consists of a specific criteria against which all applications/nominations will be judged. The criteria and categories can be found here.

Who can apply?

The Awards are open to all finance professionals and businesses within the West Midlands area.

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