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2024 Finance Awards North West Winners

2024 Finance Awards North West Winners

 

Professionals and businesses were honoured across 16 award categories at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 6th June 2024 at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester. The awards recognised the outstanding achievements of professionals and businesses, the diversity of talent in the region and future leaders set to innovate and shape the industry. Entertainment came from comedian Andrew Ryan, and live music from Neon Sky.

Thanks to your generous support, we raised over £1500 on the night for Parkinson's UK. 

 

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (OVER £100 MILLION TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (over £100 million turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winner provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

GEMMA SWIFT
Cammell Laird


FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (£25M - £100M TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (£25m - £100m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.The winner provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

ELISE ROBERTSON
Harrison Holidays

HIGHLY COMMENDED

IAN PICKUP
CAVU (EMEA)

 


FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £25M TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (Less than £25m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winner provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

DARREN WOODS
Freedom Fibre

HIGHLY COMMENDED

MARK DUNN
North West Logistics


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (20+ PEOPLE - CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE)

The Finance Team of the Year (20+ people - Cheshire & Merseyside) will have demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. These winners were from businesses based within Cheshire & Merseyside.

WINNER

CAMMELL LAIRD

HIGHLY COMMENDED

STOBART

 


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (20+ PEOPLE - GREATER MANCHESTER & LANCASHIRE)

The Finance Team of the Year (20+ people - Greater Manchester & Lancashire) will have demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. These winners were from businesses based within Greater Manchester & Lancashire.

 

WINNER

THE CARDINAL PARTNERSHIP

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

EG GROUP

 


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (6-19 PEOPLE - CHESHIRE & MERSEYSIDE) 

The Finance Team of the Year (6-19 people - Cheshire & Merseyside) will have demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. These winners were from businesses based within Cheshire & Merseyside.

WINNER

LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE

 


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (6-19 PEOPLE - GREATER MANCHESTER & LANCASHIRE)

The Finance Team of the Year (6-19 people) will have demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. These winners were from businesses based within Greater Manchester & Lancashire.

WINNER

PETS CHOICE

 


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (5 PEOPLE OR LESS)

The Finance Team of the Year (5 people or less) will have demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. 

WINNER

CASTRADS

 

 

SHARED SERVICE CENTRE OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a Shared Service Centre based in the North West and will be measured against the strength of business processes and people focus. The winner provided examples of key achievements around delivery and providing exemplary customer service.

WINNER

EG GROUP

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

AMEY GROUP SHARED SERVICES (GSS)

 

 

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR (OVER £100M TURNOVER)

Awarded to the Financial Controller from a business turning over more than £100m with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development. They provided examples of strengthening financial control and processes across the organisation, driving continuous improvement and developing a team.

WINNER

RACHEL MORRISON
RSA Insurance Group

 


FINANCIAL CONTROLLER OF THE YEAR (UP TO £100M TURNOVER)

Awarded to the Financial Controller from a business turning over up to £100m with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development. They provided examples of strengthening financial control and processes across the organisation, driving continuous improvement and developing a team.

WINNER

IGLI PECI
Swans Travel

HIGHLY COMMENDED

AMY JOHNSON
David M Robinson


FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the Finance Business Partner with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, management and development whilst adding real commercial value to the business.  They provided examples of where they have driven improvements, guided decision making & set strategy within their business unit and taken a responsibility for continuous development.

WINNER

ALEX MATTHEWS
NCC Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED

DAVID HANCOCK
Manchester Airports Group

 


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused qualified finance professional in the market. They  provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

WINNER

AARON IRONS
Tetrosyl

HIGHLY COMMENDED

CARLY WYNNE
Sykes Holiday Cottages


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - PART-QUALIFIED

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused part-qualified finance professional in the market.They will have provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

WINNER

ALEX RILEY
WS Transportation

HIGHLY COMMENDED

JAE SWIFT
Cammell Laird

 


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - NON-QUALIFIED

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused non-qualified finance professional in the market. They will have provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

WINNER

JOANNA WALMSLEY
TLA


FINANCE TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR 

Awarded to a member of a finance team who has been instrumental in the team’s success over the past 12 months. They are both a high achiever and committed team player, their dedication in their day-to-day role and infectious positive attitude serving to maintain team performance and boost team morale.

WINNER

LAURA JOYCE
Manchester Airports Group 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

JAN FISH
Cammell Laird

 

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