How to Apply

Female reviewing the Finance Awards applications on computer

The application/nomination process is quick and easy, with a simple online form to complete. successful applicants will then be invited to an interview with an expert panel of industry judges with the winners and highly commended announced at the awards evening.

Apply / nominate here.




Step 1. Short online application/nomination form - Opens on 8th April 2019

An initial nomination/application consists of a maximum of 200 words why you should win the award. Apply directly or nominate a colleague/employee/friend.

Step 2. Meeting with the judges - 9th September - 20th September 2019

If 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 dates for judging have been confirmed, the applicant/nominee will be sent pre-set questions that will structure the second stage interview. 


The interview is judged by the four partners and scored with the highest average winning the award. The second stage will be recorded and judged by our panel. All recordings are deleted once the scoring has been completed.

Previous years' judges were:

  • David Cockfield - Financial Controller, Amscan
  • 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

Awards criteria 

Each award category consists of a specific criteria against which all applications/nominations will be judged. The criteria and categories can be found here.

Who can apply?

The Awards are open to all finance professionals and businesses within Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex.
Apply / nominate here.

If you are unsure whether or not you meet the application criteria, please contact us directly for further assistance.