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2023 Finance Awards North West Shortlist

2023 Finance Awards North West Shortlist

Congratulations to all shortlisted individuals and businesses for the 2023 Finance Awards North West! The 2023 shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the North West region. If you were not shortlisted for the awards this should not deter you from entering again in 2024.

Thank you to the judges that have taken the time to be involved in this years meetings:

  • HSBC
  • RSM
  • Robert Walters
  • ACCA
  • Industry guests

 

FINANCE AWARDS NORTH WEST 2023 SHORTLIST:


FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (OVER £200 MILLION TURNOVER)

Awarded to a Finance Director/CFO (over £200m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • DANIEL MAY
    Light & Wonder

  • DAVID PAREKH
    EG Group

  • MIKE HAZELL
    Co-op
  • MATT WILLIAMS
    Northern Trains

  • NICK BENT
    Tetrosyl Group




FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (£100M - £200M TURNOVER)

Awarded to a Finance Director/CFO (£100m - £200m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • CLAIRE THOMSON
    The Pebble Group

  • KRISTIAN ROBERTS
    The Senator Group

 

  • BOB GRANGER
    Weightmans LLP
 



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.

  • BONNIE HODSON
    UAP Limited

  • MICHAEL WOOLLEY
    Mission Mars
  • ROBERT VAISEY
    Flair Rugs





FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (UP TO £25M TURNOVER)

This is awarded to the Finance Director (up to £25m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.

  • NADEEM MEMON
    Panaz

  • DAVID WILLIAMS
    Maxim Industries Ltd & Ingenious Locks & Hardware Ltd

  • MARTIN PETERS
    Fuuse

  • MIKE CULLEN
    Bimson Power
  • RICHARD GODSLAND
    Inprova Ltd

  • PETER HINNIGAN
    Skiddle

  • DAN FISHER
    Lakeland Leisure Estates


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

Awarded to the Financial Controller (up to £100m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development.

  • KATE SMITH
    AM Seafoods Ltd

  • CAMERON NIXON
    Medaax Ltd

  • DEAN KAUL
    Valor Hospitality
  • MAGDALENA SURMANSKA
    Worldwide Golf Brands Limited

  • ROB COURTNEY
    WS Transportation


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

Awarded to the Financial Controller (over £100m turnover) with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership, management and development.

  • MICHAEL BALMFORTH
    Norkem

  • ANTHONY MOORE
    Boutinot Wines
  • SOPHIE ASPINALL
    Stobart

  • REUBEN BRUNT-FOSTER
    Sykes Seafood Ltd


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. 

  • KYM STUART
    The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

  • KATHRYN BIRRELL
    The Very Group

  • RAINER NOBLE
    The Very Group
  • CHARLIE MUIR
    Thinc

  • RICHARD SWANNEY
    J Murphy & Sons

  • IAIN BATCHEN
    Weightmans LLP


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

The Finance Team of the Year (20+ people) will demonstrate excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. This shortlist is of businesses based within Greater Manchester & Lancashire. 

  • AUTO TRADER

  • WEX
  • VITAL ENERGI

  • EXERTIS


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

The Finance Team of the Year (20+ people) will demonstrate excellence in their field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. This shortlist is of businesses based within Cheshire & Merseyside.

  • FOURTH

  • WEIGHTMANS LLP

  • STOBART

  • RSA
  • THE VERY GROUP
     
  • J MURPHY & SONS
     
  • UK PLUMBING SUPPLIES LTD


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR ( 6-19 PEOPLE)

The Finance Team of the Year (6-19 people) will be a North West based business that has demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. 

  • UAP LIMITED

  • LOVE ENERGY SAVINGS

  • FLAIR RUGS

  • DESTINATION SPORT GROUP
  • EAGLE EYE SOLUTIONS

  • MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP

  • MONEYPENNY


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (5 PEOPLE OR LESS) 

The Finance Team of the Year (5 people or less) will be a North West based business that has demonstrated excellence in the field, with proven examples of collective successes within the last 12 months. 

  • SOCIAL CHAIN LTD

  • MOWGLI STREET FOOD

  • THINC
  • FAITH IN NATURE

  • PROJECT ONE


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. 

  • LIGHT & WONDER
      
  • J MURPHY & SONS

  • BANK OF AMERICA

  • RSA
  • AMEY

  • MANCHESTER AIRPORTS GROUP

  • VALOR HOSPITALITY


FINANCE TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR 

This award will go to a finance team member 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.

  • JOANNE HOULSTON
    Weightmans LLP

  • FARAH ASLAM
    Valor Hospitality

  • AMY YOUNG
    Manchester Airports Group

  • JAYNE LUNN
    Fourth
  • JEANETTE CARTER
    The Very Group

  • LEWIS WORMAN
    RSA

  • AMY BRISCOE
    J Murphy & Sons


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - QUALIFIED

This is presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused qualified finance professional in the market. 

  • NABEEL IQBAL 
    UAP Limited

  • TOM WILSON
    Light & Wonder

  • BEN SPEDDING
    Grain
  • WILL HARRISON
    Manchester Airports Group

  • JESS HARCOURT
    Fearless Adventures Ltd


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.

  • HIMAL VEGAD
    CableWorld Ltd

  • GEORGIA WOODHOUSE
    Stobart

  • RACHEL HAIGH
    J Murphy & Sons

  • OMAR ATTARBASHI
    THG Ltd
  • LAURELLE LITCHMORE
    Manchester Airports Group

  • ALFIE LAMB
    Northern Trains

  • ZSOFIA TOTH
    Light & Wonder


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR - NON-QUALIFIED

This is presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused non-qualified finance professional in the market.

  • HANNAH BRIDSON
    Weightmans LLP

  • LEANNE YULE
    Weightmans LLP

  • ROXANN MEDLEY
    Valor Hospitality
  • JESSICA AUSTIN
    RSA

  • NIKOLA HUGHES 
    Crosby Housing Association

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