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West Midlands Finance Awards 2023 Winners

2023 West Midlands Finance Awards Winners

 

Businesses and professionals from across the West Midlands celebrated at a black-tie awards gala dinner hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse on Thursday 12th October 2023 at the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham as the winners were announced across 16 categories.
 

 

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 clearly provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

RICARDO MANTOVANI
BNP Paribas

 

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 clearly provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

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 clearly provided examples of where their strategic direction has positively impacted both their team and company.

WINNER

SULTAN HUSSAIN
Leonard Cheshire


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.

WINNER

NICK HOPKINS
Wolseley


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.

WINNER

THOMAS SHIELS
sk:n

HIGHLY COMMENDED

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.

WINNER

GOWLING WLG

HIGHLY COMMENDED

THE 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Organising Committee


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.

WINNER

HOMESERVE

HIGHLY COMMENDED

WOLSELEY    


FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (10 PEOPLE OR LESS)

Sponsored by LKQ Euro Car Parts
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.

WINNER

STRIP TINNING

HIGHLY COMMENDED

XOSERVE


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.

WINNER

LEONARD CHESHIRE
 


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.

WINNER

LKQ EURO CAR PARTS

HIGHLY COMMENDED

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.

WINNER

AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD


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. 

WINNER

FREIGHTLINER


TRANSACTIONAL FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Gowling WLG
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.

WINNER

CADENT


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.

WINNER

JAKE HASTON
BT Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ROBYN MOORE
2 Sisters Food Group


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.

WINNER

CAM BROWN
Wolseley

HIGHLY COMMENDED

ALINA SECRIERU
Cadent


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. 

WINNER

AGRICULTURE & HORTICULTURE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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