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London & South East Finance Awards 2023 Winners

2023 London & South East Finance Awards Winners

 

Professionals and businesses were honoured across 20 award categories at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 2nd November 2023 at the Grosvenor House in London. The awards recognised the outstanding achievements of professionals and businesses within London & the South East. Congratulations to all the shortlisted businesses and individuals, you can view the winners below.

Entertainment came from comedian Russell Kane, and live music from Soho Collective.

We are proud to have supported The Genie's Wish on the night, with a massive thanks to our special guests for the night, co-founders Martin Neal & Katie Jones. 

You can view the full shortlist for the awards here.

 

 

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.

WINNER

SEPHORA UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED

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.

WINNER

COTY

 

 


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.

WINNER

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.

WINNER

ISG FIT OUT LIMITED

     


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.

WINNER

8x8


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.

WINNER

TUI UK&I
Cruise Finance Team


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.

WINNER

INSULET
 


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.

WINNER

SEADRILL


ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE & 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.

WINNER

SYNTHOMER
 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

UNLIMITED


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.

WINNER

FRASERS PROPERTY


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

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.

WINNER

PAUL ESTERHUIZEN
Burstone


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

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.

WINNER

GERARD SMITH
The London Clinic

 


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

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.

WINNER

FRED FOWLER
Coty


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

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.

WINNER

LORNA MURPHY
Kindred Nurseries


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

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.

WINNER

TAMARA CHISANGA
Ogilvy


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

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.

WINNER

SHARNE DREWITT-WEX
XPO Logistics


TAX & TREASURY LEADER OF THE YEAR

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 profession. They will have shared examples of providing strategic direction to their division and business.  

WINNER

CLARE HEARD
ASOS

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ALEX ASHBY
WPP


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.

WINNER

ELIZABETH DAVIES
British Airways

HIGHLY COMMENDED

SAMMY VENESS
Wiston Estate


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.

WINNER

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.

WINNER

MOTO HOSPITALITY

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