2019 judging process

Each year, a selection of accomplished finance professionals within the region are invited to join the judging panel as an industry recognised guest judge. They are responsible for helping decide which businesses will make the final shortlist by providing their judges scores.

  • If your initial application is successful, applicants/nominees will be invited by a member of the Award Partners to join them for the second stage of the application process.
  • This stage will involve an informal face-to-face meeting with the judging panel. The panel will consist of the Award Partners and an industry expert as a guest judge, who will discuss with you the application put forward, this will last approx 40-60 minutes
  • Once confirmed, the applicant/nominee will be sent pre-set questions that will structure the second stage interview. 

Guest judges will be invited to the exclusive Awards evening and have the opportunity to network with the region’s top finance talent.

This year’s judging process will take place 9th – 20th September 2019.

Find out more about the 2019 categories here.

Meet previous years' judges

A special thanks goes to the following guest judges, who had the challenging task of judging this year's outstanding applicants. With their help, Robert Walters and the Executive Partners were able to shortlist the most exemplary nominees for the 2018 Finance Awards. 

Find the 2018 winners here.

Find out more about the Executive Partners here.

  • LISA GARRATT
    Finance Business Partner, Simply Business
  • ALAN SAFFER
    ICAEW
  • DAVID COCKFIELD
    Financial Controller, Amscan
  • TOM PRICE
    Financial Controller, Salisbury Group
  • BARRY ANSELL
    Operations Director, Amscan
  • JOHN JEMPSON
    Group Finance Director, Energie HQ
  • ANDREW PRICE
    Finance Director, BSI Group
  • CAITI CULLEN
    Recruitment Executive, Rightmove
  • COLIN JACKSON
    Head of Record to Report, AECOM
  • SUE BRACKEN
    Global Finance Director, Northgate
  • STUART RIDGE
    Finance Director, Blanco
  • HETAL DESAI
    Finance Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • STUART OWENS
    Finance Director, Europcar Group UK Ltd