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Winners announced for the Finance Awards North West 2019

Last Thursday saw the announcement of 15 winners at the prestigious Finance Awards North West, taking place in front of 400 professionals from the local business community.

The awards ceremony is the only of its kind to recognise the work and achievements of the region’s top finance professionals and businesses.

The ceremony – hosted in partnership with ICAEW Manchester and RSM - took place on Thursday 17 October at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate.

Lucy Bisset, Director of Robert Walters Manchester, comments:

“We had an impressive number of quality entries, and competition was tight. Often the unsung heroes of any business (small or large) this awards ceremony was a chance for us all to celebrate the outstanding work done by finance professionals in the region and promote the contribution they make to the economic and business landscape for the North West.”

Alexandra Lynch, Director of Finance and Strategy at Fletchers Solicitors Limited said:

“Congratulations to our esteemed CFO Mr Gary Carrington who won Finance Director of the Year at the Finance Awards North West - thoroughly well deserved. This is a huge honour and one that could not have been achieved without the continued support from our amazing finance and costs teams.”

Candice Brett. Finance Director at HMG Paints Limited:

“Really proud and honoured to have won Finance Director of the Year (less than £25m turnover) at the North West Finance Awards this week! Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners!”

Mark Sellers, Finance Director, Core Finance at TalkTalk:

“Congratulations to all the winners. It was great to be able to be involved as a guest judge and I was delighted to award one of the prizes. The awards really demonstrated what talented finance professionals we have in the North West.”

Finance Awards North West 2019 winners:

Finance Director of the Year (£100m+ turnover) – Steven Nuttall, Co-operative Group

Finance Director of the Year (£25-£100m turnover) – Gary Carrington, Fletchers Solicitors

Finance Director of the Year (less than £25m turnover) – Candice Brett, HMG paints

Finance Team of the Year (large – 20+ people) – Highly commended is Manchester Airport Group & Winner is Speedy Hire Plc

Finance Team of the year (medium – 6-19 people) Greater Manchester – The Lowry

Finance Team of the year (medium – 6-19 people) North West – The Alchemist Bars & Restaurants

Finance Team of the Year (small – up to 5 people) Greater Manchester – Leep Utiltiies

Finance Team of the Year (small – up to 5 people) North West – wejo

Rising Star (Qualified) – Christopher Lowe, Well Pharmacy

Rising Star of the Year (Non/Part-Qualified) – Rob Courtney, WS Transportation Ltd

Financial Controller of the Year (£100m+ turnover) – Sabir Patel, EG Group

Financial Controller of the Year (less than £100m turnover) – Lee Schofield, Eagle Eye Solutions

Diversity in Finance – Odeon Cinemas Ltd

Innovation in Finance – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Shared Service Centre of the Year – RSA


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