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About the awards

2024 Finance Awards North West

 

The Finance Awards North West seeks to promote and celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals within the North West's finance community.

The awards recognise the outstanding local businesses that contribute to the economy and employment in the North West across various award categories. See below a full list of categories and awards criteria.

Entries for the 2024 Finance Awards North West are now closed. The 2025 Awards will open for entries later in the year. 

2024 Shortlist

The 2024 shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the region. 
 

2024 Winners

Professionals and businesses were honoured across 15 award categories at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 6th June 2024 at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel in Manchester.
 

Register Interest

Register your interest in the 2025 Finance Awards North West to be the first to hear when we're open for entries. 


 

 

2024 Awards Categories

  • Finance Director of the Year (up to £25m turnover)
  • Finance Director of the Year (£25m - £100m turnover)
  • Finance Director of the Year (over £100m turnover)
  • Financial Controller of the Year (up to £100m turnover)
  • Financial Controller of the Year (over £100m turnover)
  • Finance Business Partner of the Year
  • Finance Team of the Year (5 people or less)
  • Finance Team of the Year (6-19 people)
  • Finance Team of the Year (20+ people)
  • Shared Service Centre of the Year
  • Finance Team Player of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year (Qualified)
  • Rising Star of the Year (Part-Qualified)
  • Rising Star of the Year (Non-Qualified)

 

Award Criteria:


Finance Director of the Year

This award is split into three categories based on company turnover:

  • Finance Director of the Year (up to £25m turnover)
  • Finance Director of the Year (£25m - £100m turnover)
  • Finance Director of the Year (over £100m turnover)
     

Awarded to the Finance Director/CFO with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winner will have clearly provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

Financial Controller of the Year 

This award is split into two categories based on company turnover:

  • Financial Controller of the Year (up to £100m turnover)
  • Financial Controller of the Year (over £100m turnover)
     

Awarded to the Financial Controller with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development. They will be able to provide examples of strengthening financial control and processes across the organisation, driving continuous improvement and developing a team.

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 will be able to provide examples of where they have driven improvements, guided decision making & set strategy within their business unit and taken a responsibility for continuous development.

Finance Team of the Year

This award is split into three categories based on team size:

  • Finance Team of the Year (5 or less people)
  • Finance Team of the Year (6-19 people)
  • Finance Team of the Year (20+ people)
     

The Finance Team of the year will demonstrate excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team may have positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit

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. We will be looking for examples of key achievements around delivery and providing exemplary customer service.

Rising Star of the Year – Qualified

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person in the market. The winner of the qualified award will be a finance professional with less than 5 years of post-qualified experience. They will have provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

Rising Star of the Year – Part-Qualified

This is presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused part-qualified finance professional in the market. The winner of the part-qualified award will be a finance professional with less than 8 years’ experience and currently studying for a finance qualification. They will have provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

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.

Finance Team Player

This award will go to a member of a finance team who has been instrumental in the team’s success over the past 12 months. They will be 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.

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