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Midlands Finance Awards 2023 Shortlist

MIDLANDS FINANCE AWARDS 2023 SHORTLIST

Congratulations to all shortlisted individuals and businesses for the 2023 West Midlands Finance Awards! The 2023 shortlist is a reflection of the outstanding achievements and dedication of finance professionals and businesses across the West Midlands 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:

  • Guest judges
  • ACCA
  • RSM
  • Robert Walters
     

 

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

Awarded to a Finance Director 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.

  • PETER JAMES
    Solid State PLC

  • RICARDO MANTOVANI
    BNP Paribas
     
  • RICH CACKETT
    BT Group

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (UP TO £100M TURNOVER)

Awarded to a Finance Director 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.

  • ANDY WEBB
    sgfleet

  • JAMES LLOYD
    GB Partnerships Group
     
  • ADAM LE VAN
    Strip Tinning



FINANCE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR (NOT-FOR-PROFIT)

Awarded to a Finance Director from a not-for-profit organisation 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.

  • LOUISE BIFFIN
    (former) Shropdoc

  • SULTAN HUSSAIN
    Leonard Cheshire
     
  • ASITHA HINGULAGE
    Penderels Trust


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

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

  • NICK HOPKINS
    Wolseley

  • ROSE MARSH
    Keys Group
     
  • REBECCA LEADBEATER
    2 Sisters Food Group



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

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

  • PHIL DONOHUE
    Aquabio Limited

  • SAM COLEMAN
    AIS

  • DALIEN HAMMAN
    Solid State Plc
     
  • THOMAS SHIELS
    sk:n

  • KERRIE ALEKSANDROWICZ
    Shakespeare Martineau



FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (OVER 20 PEOPLE)

The Finance Team of the year will have 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.

  • E.ON UK

  • POUNDLAND LTD

  • MARKS & CLERK LLP

  • THE 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
    Organising Committee
     
  • CADENT

  • BNP PARIBAS

  • NEC GROUP

  • GOWLING WLG



FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (11-20 PEOPLE)

The Finance Team of the year will have 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.

  • REXEL UK LTD

  • PHINIA INC

  • HOMESERVE
     
  • MOBICO GROUP

  • WOLSELEY

  • COMPASS GROUP



FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (10 PEOPLE OR LESS)
Sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts

The Finance Team of the year will have demonstratedexcellence 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.

  • SHAFTEC AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS LTD

  • WABTEC UK LTD

  • 2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP
    Commercial Finance Team

  • TNS CATERING MANAGEMENT LTD
     
  • XOSERVE LTD

  • 2 SISTERS FOOD GROUP
    Finance Control Team

  • STRIP TINNING


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (NOT-FOR-PROFIT)

The Finance Team of the year will be from a not-for-profit organisation and 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 company through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit.

  • AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

  • PENDERELS TRUST
     
  • LEONARD CHESHIRE

  • SENSE



FINANCE TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

The Finance Transformation & Change award will be presented to a team that has demonstrated the successful delivery and/or implementation of activities leading to the improvement or growth of its organisation. This may have been demonstrated through a range of activities with examples including (though not limited to) transformation projects, system upgrades, development of people and their careers and process re-engineering.

  • LKQ EURO CAR PARTS

  • AIS

  • NATIONAL GRID

  • TARMAC
     
  • SEVERN TRENT

  • BNP PARIBAS

  • COMPASS GROUP

  • GOWLING WLG


FINANCE TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE (NOT-FOR-PROFIT)

The Finance Transformation & Change award will be presented to a team that has demonstrated the successful delivery and/or implementation of activities leading to the improvement or growth of its organisation. This may have been demonstrated through a range of activities with examples including (though not limited to) transformation projects, system upgrades, development of people and their careers and process re-engineering.

  • AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

  • LEONARD CHESHIRE
     


SHARED SERVICE CENTRE OF THE YEAR 

This award will go to a Shared Service Centre based in the West Midlands and will be measured against the strength of its business processes and people-centric approach. We will be looking for exemplary customer service, coupled with best in class business processes. 

  • FREIGHTLINER

  • WOLSELEY
     
  • LKQ EURO CAR PARTS


TRANSACTIONAL FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Gowling

This award will go to a West Midlands based Transactional Finance Team that has demonstrated excellence in its field. They 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 should also embody a positive team spirit.

  • PENDERELS TRUST

  • HOMESERVE MEMBERSHIP LIMITED

  • TARMAC
     
  • CADENT

  • FREIGHTLINER

  • KEYS GROUP



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.

  • ROBYN MOORE
    2 Sisters Food Group

  • JAKE HASTON
    BT Group

  • STEPHANIE BELL
    BNP Paribas
     
  • JOEY FU
    Orbit Group

  • LIAM THOMPSON
    CBGA Robson LLP

  • BHUPINDER DHALIWAL
    BNP Paribas



RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (NON/PART QUALIFIED)
Sponsored by LCP

Presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused person 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.

  • ADAM DUFFIN
    The National Lottery Community Fund & The National Lottery Herritage Fund

  • NARINE TARANYAN
    AIS

  • Emily Neale
    Higgs LLP

  • Michael Shorthouse
    Euro Car Parts

  • Chelsey Gooding
    LKQ Euro Car Parts
     
  • JAMIE LEWIS
    Orbit Group

  • Helen Bellinger
    BNP Paribas

  • ALINA SECRIERU
    Cadent

  • SAM JONES
    BNP Paribas

  • CAM BROWN
    Wolseley



ESG EXCELLENCE AWARD

Awarded to a business that has demonstrated the key achievements the finance team has made to drive forward and integrate the companies ESG objectives over the last 12 months. The winning business will have outlined how they are driving to become a sustainable organisation, how their ESG objectives/policies are integrated into the medium term plan and what role the finance team plays within this. 

  • SGFLEET

  • STRIP TINNING

  • COMPASS GROUP
     
  • AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

  • CADENT

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