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London & South East Finance Awards 2023 Shortlist

2023 London & South East Finance Awards

 

Congratulations to all shortlisted individuals and businesses for the 2023 London & South East Finance Awards! The 2023 shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the 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 the 2023 meetings:

  • Guest judges
  • ACCA
  • HSBC
  • CFGI
  • Robert Walters 

     

LONDON & SOUTH EAST FINANCE AWARDS 2023 SHORTLIST


RETAIL & FMCG FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (UP TO £200M TURNOVER)

Awarded to a Retail & FMCG finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • PETLAB CO.

  • MILK & MORE

  • SEPHORA UK

  • BEAUTY PIE

  • THE LITTLE CAR COMPANY

 

RETAIL & FMCG FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (OVER £200M TURNOVER)

Awarded to a Retail & FMCG finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • DECKERS BRANDS

  • RIVER ISLAND

  • COTY
     
  • LOUIS VUITTON UK LTD

  • PEPCO GROUP

  • DANONE UK & IRELAND

  • RENTOKIL INITIAL PLC


MEDIA & PUBLISHING FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Media & Publishing finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • AUDIOBOOM PLC

  • MARKETTIERS4DC

  • DDB EUROPE
     
  • KANTAR

  • UNLIMITED


PROPERTY FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Property finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • ISG FIT OUT LIMITED

  • OCTOPUS INVESTMENTS

     
  • CBRE UK

  • RANGEFORD VILLAGES


TECH & TELCO FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Tech & Telco finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • CREATIVE ASSEMBLY
     
  • TRUSTQUAY VIEWPOINT

  • EE

  • 8X8

  • WAVEX TECHNOLOGY LTD


LEISURE & HOSPITALITY FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Leisure & Hospitality finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • PARK HOLIDAYS

  • LE MANOIR AUX QUAT'SAISONS

  • TUI UK&I
    Cruise Finance Team

  • TUI UK&I
    Sales & Marketing Finance Team

  • MOTO HOSPITALITY

  • SHANGRI-LA THE SHARD, LONDON

  • BRITISH AIRWAYS


PHARMA & HEALTHCARE FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Pharma & Healthcare finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • MEDTRONIC

  • SIGMA PHARMACEUTICALS

  • INSULET
     
  • CELL & GENE THERAPY CATAPULT

  • THE LONDON CLINIC


ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a Energy & Natural Resources finance team that has demonstrated 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.

  • SEADRILL

  • LIGHTSOURCE BP

     


ACCOUNTS RECIEVABLE & CREDIT CONTROL TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a London or South East based Accounts Receivable/Credit Control Team that has demonstrated excellence in its field. The winning team will have demonstrated collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team will have positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects. The team will also embody a positive team spirit.

  • KUBRICK GROUP

  • MCLARENS

  • SYNTHOMER
     
  • TUI GLOBAL BUSINESS SERVICES

  • UNLIMITED

  • KINDRED NURSERIES


ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award will go to a London or South East based Accounts Payable Team that has demonstrated excellence in its field. The winning team will have demonstrated collective successes within the last 12 months. The winning team will have positively impacted the wider business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects. The team will also embody a positive team spirit.

  • KELKOO GROUP

  • KINDRED NURSERIES
     
  • SYNTHOMER

  • FRASERS PROPERTY


SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £50M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivering transformation, leadership and an outstanding performance. The winner of this award may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer.

  • JULIAN JOHNSON
    Nala Renewables

  • THOMAS MCQUADE
    Sofa Club

  • JOTHAN WEBB
    The Little Car Company

  • PAUL ESTERHUIZEN
    Burstone

  • MARIE CHRISTINE ANDELA
    Hines

  • LLOYD SEQUEIRA
    Shangri-La The Shard, London


SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (£50M - £200M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivering transformation, leadership and an outstanding performance. The winner of this award may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer.

  • MARTIN MA
    Rayner

  • RICHARD WARREN
    Performance54
     
  • RACHEL STEED
    Janus International Europe Ltd

  • EDWARD GUEST
    UNLIMITED

  • GERARD SMITH
    The London Clinic


SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (OVER £200M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivering transformation, leadership and an outstanding performance. The winner of this award may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer.

  • FRED FOWLER
    Coty

  • ILARIA EVANS
    M Group Services

  • SAM PEACOCK
    Moto Hospitality

  • SIMON EVANS
    XPO Logistics


FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £50M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winning individual may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller & Head of Finance

  • SAUMIL CHOGLE
    Cipla (EU) Limited

  • NATALYA KLYUGE
    EEH Ventures Limited

  • SAVVA FLOURI
    Wavex Technology Ltd

  • LORNA MURPHY
    Kindred Nurseries


FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (£50M - £200M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winning individual may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller & Head of Finance

  • JUSTYNA MUNNICH
    Milk & More

  • CAT YOUNG
    Trafalgar Entertainment Group
     
  • TAMARA CHISANGA
    Ogilvy

  • TERRY TU
    L.E.K Consulting


FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (OVER £200M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winning individual may have been a pioneer of significant change, made a vital contribution to the leadership of the business and/or led a local finance function that is seen as adding significant value to the business. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller & Head of Finance

  • PRASHANT NAIR
    The OWO London and Westminster Development Services

  • JAMES CLARKE
    Visa

  • STEVE HOAR
    TUI UK&I

  • CHRIS GARCIA
    TUI UK&I
     
  • KELLY HOSIER
    TUI UK&I

  • DAVID SAWER
    Metro Bank

  • SHARNE DREWITT-WEX
    XPO Logistics


TAX & TREASURY LEADER OF THE YEAR

This Award will be presented to a Tax or Treasury professional with a demonstrable legacy of delivery within their field. The individual will be rapidly making a name for themselves in the Tax or Treasury world. They will be able to share examples of providing strategic direction to their division and business.  

  • CLARE HEARD
    ASOS

  • PATRICK FEGALY
    IHS Towers

  • CHARLIE FRIEND
    J.P. Morgan

  • DOMINIK SCHEITZ
    Teya
     
  • ALEX ASHBY
    WPP

  • RACHEL TITMUSS
    Wells Fargo

  • SHANITA MCLEAN
    Cero Generation


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (QUALIFIED)

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused qualified finance professional 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.

  • SAMMY VENESS
    Wiston Estate

  • JAMIE MILLER
    Kubrick Group

  • JOSH FURNESS
    Moto Hospitality

  • NICHOLAS HATCHELL
    TUI UK&I
     
  • JODIE BEENEY
    TUI UK&I

  • ELIZABETH DAVIES
    British Airways

  • BEN CURTIS
    British Airways

  • KIRSTIN DU PLESSIS
    CBRE


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (NON/PART QUALIFIED)

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused non or part-qualified finance professional in the market. The winner of the non/part-qualified award will be a finance professional with less than 8 years of experience. They will have provided examples of high achievement and outperforming their peer group.

  • ABIGAIL WARD
    Leaman Life Sciences Limited

  • PAIGE GUIVER
    MATCHES

  • CHIRAG DAVDA
    Sigma Pharmaceuticals

  • SANDRA FISHER
    Moto Hospitality

  • KIRI WIGGINS
    TUI UK&I

  • ROSIE BANKS
    TUI UK&I

  • ALEX TRAVERS
    British Airways


ESG EXCELLENCE AWARD

The ESG Excellence Award will be awarded to a Finance Team that champions and actively drives their organisation's ESG objectives. This will be evidenced by actions that demonstrate a dedication to strengthening and promoting a diverse workforce, embedding equality and inclusion within their value system, a commitment to sustainability, community welfare and minimising the impact of activities on the environment. They will be able to provide examples of their dedication and proactive attitude to improving the businesses social accountability.

  • 8x8

  • MOTO HOSPITALITY
     
  • FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS LIMITED

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