Finance Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to all 2019 shortlisted nominees! Due to the outstanding number of applications, businesses/individuals that scored over 65% across the 4 judges were brought forward to the final stage. If you were not shortlisted in 2019 we hope you apply again in 2020. 

2019's shortlist demonstrates the hard work, dedication and passion of finance professionals that contribute to the economy and employment across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, and Essex. 

All category winners will be announced during the exclusive evening ceremony on Thursday 7th November 2019 at the MK Dons Doubletree in Milton Keynes.

See the 2018 Finance Awards winners here.

All shortlisted businesses from 2019 were judged either in person or from a recording by the following companies and scored over 65%:

  • Guest judges
  • ICAEW
  • RSM
  • Robert Walters 

Find out more about the guest judges and the 2019 judging process here.

Find out more about our executive partners here.

THE 2019 FINANCE AWARDS SHORTLIST:

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (UK TURNOVER UNDER £500M)

This award will be presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused individual in the market. The winner will be a finance professional with less than 5 years’ experience. The award is open to those already qualified, or those part-qualified/non-qualified. They are able to provide examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group.

Finance Team of the Year

This category is divided into two categories: a team of 20 people or less and a team over 20 people.

The Finance Team of the year will 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 business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit. Apply here.

 

Shared Service Centre of the Year

This award will be measured against strength of processes and people. We will be looking for examples of key achievements around delivery and exemplary customer service. Apply here.

 

Mentor of the Year

This award will go to an individual who has acted as a mentor to another finance professional(s), and has developed, coached and inspired their mentee(s). Apply here.

 

Graduate Scheme of the Year

This will be awarded to the organisation that has helped shape future finance professionals by targeting and focusing on employees that can make a long term contribution to the company. Our judging panel will be looking for a Graduate Scheme that stands out and offers graduates a wealth of experience and can demonstrate proven success. Apply here.

 

Business of the Year (SME)

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has achieved financial growth due to the direct and positive impact of the accounting and finance team. The winner of this award must be able to provide strategies which have driven business growth and an overview of their financial performance over the last 12 months.

To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in either Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, or Essex. Applicants for this award must employ less than 250 employees. Apply here.

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

 

Business of the Year (Large)

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has achieved financial growth due to the direct and positive impact of the accounting and finance team. The winner of this award must be able to provide strategies which have driven business growth and an overview of their financial performance over the last 12 months.

To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in either Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, or Essex. Applicants for this award must employ more than 250 employees. Apply here.

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

 

Click here to apply for the 2017 Finance Awards.

Applications close on Thursday 13th April 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • TINO MARTUCCIO
    Suzuki GB PLC
  • SAM TUCKETT
    Huel
  • JONATHAN SIMONS
    Copart UK Ltd
  • KLAUDIA KUBISZTAL
    energie fitness
  • JACK LINTON
    Abbots Care Ltd
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RISING STAR OF THE YEAR (UK TURNOVER OVER £500M)

This award will be presented to the most passionate, driven and delivery focused individual in the market. The winner will be a finance professional with less than 5 years’ experience. The award is open to those already qualified, or those part-qualified/non-qualified. They are able to provide examples of high achievement and out-performing their peer group.

Finance Team of the Year

This category is divided into two categories: a team of 20 people or less and a team over 20 people.

The Finance Team of the year will 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 business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit. Apply here.

 

Shared Service Centre of the Year

This award will be measured against strength of processes and people. We will be looking for examples of key achievements around delivery and exemplary customer service. Apply here.

 

Mentor of the Year

This award will go to an individual who has acted as a mentor to another finance professional(s), and has developed, coached and inspired their mentee(s). Apply here.

 

Graduate Scheme of the Year

This will be awarded to the organisation that has helped shape future finance professionals by targeting and focusing on employees that can make a long term contribution to the company. Our judging panel will be looking for a Graduate Scheme that stands out and offers graduates a wealth of experience and can demonstrate proven success. Apply here.

 

Business of the Year (SME)

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has achieved financial growth due to the direct and positive impact of the accounting and finance team. The winner of this award must be able to provide strategies which have driven business growth and an overview of their financial performance over the last 12 months.

To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in either Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, or Essex. Applicants for this award must employ less than 250 employees. Apply here.

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

 

Business of the Year (Large)

The winner of this award will be an innovative organisation, who has achieved financial growth due to the direct and positive impact of the accounting and finance team. The winner of this award must be able to provide strategies which have driven business growth and an overview of their financial performance over the last 12 months.

To enter for this award, the business must have a site and finance function in either Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, or Essex. Applicants for this award must employ more than 250 employees. Apply here.

*shortlisted applicants/nominees for this award will be asked to complete a detailed form rather than having a face-to-face second stage interview

 

Click here to apply for the 2017 Finance Awards.

Applications close on Thursday 13th April 2017.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • JACK KERRIGAN
    TUI UK&I Finance - Performance and Planning
  • LUKE O'CONNELL
    Ball Beverage
  • GIANNI PALMIERO
    Sainsbury's Argos
  • JONATHAN WYATT
    Sainsbury's Argos
  • ROXY DAY
    Ball Beverage
  • DANIEL STAFFORD
    Inchcape UK
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MANAGER OF THE YEAR 

This Award will be presented to a manager of a finance team with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The winning individual will have given examples of providing strategic direction to their team to improve performance and drive team spirit.

  • RAVI KOTHARI
    TUI UK&I Finance - Performance and Planning
  • DAISY EGGLETON
    TUI UK&I Finance - Performance and Planning
  • LESLEY MARLBOROUGH
    Sigma Pharmaceuticals plc
  • GUY COLE-PENDREY
    Trimble
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE & TAX LEADER OF THE YEAR 

This Award will be presented to a leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery within International Trade or Tax. The individual must be able to provide examples of providing strategic direction to their business.

  • JEREMY PEARSON
    Pitney Bowes Ltd
  • MATTHEW BALDRY
    Mercedes-Benz UK
  • JAMES MCQUEEN
    Domino's Pizza Group
  • JUDITH KENT
    Thomas Cook
  • PAUL ATKINS
    Galliford Try
  • VINETA BAJAJ
    Ocado Group plc
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FINANCE TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR 

This Award will be presented to a team or organisation who have delivered a significant Finance Transaction that is notable in one or more areas across; Deal size, Complexity, Pace of Execution, Merger, Acquisition, Significant Re-Finance or where a transaction is remarkable by virtue of its sector, geographic location or similarly challenging circumstances. 

  • ENERGIE FITNESS
  • ROBINSON MANUFACTURING LTD
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DRIVING EXCELLENCE IN THE WORKFORCE

This Award will be presented to a business with the strongest track record of investing in the development of their workforce. Your business may offer a graduate scheme, apprenticeship, mentoring programme or alternative development scheme for employees. The winning business will have provided evidence of how the strategies they have in place have improved the development of their employees.

  • PITNEY BOWES LTD

  • GOVGRANT

  • EASYJET
  • TUI UK&I FINANCE

  • ESSENTRA

BUSINESS INNOVATION

The winner of this award will demonstrate the successful delivery and or implementation of activities that have led to the betterment of the Business.  This can be anything from a Transformation Project or ERP upgrade through to the enhancement of people and their careers or something that improves the overall customer experience.

  • TUI UK&I FINANCE - PERFORMANCE AND PLANNING

  • TUI BUSINESS SERVICES

  • COPART UK LTD
  • SIGNATURE FLATBREADS LTD

  • DOMINO'S PIZZA GROUP
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FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £100M TURNOVER)

The Finance Team of the year will 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 business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit. This award will be presented to a finance team within a business turning over less than £100m annually.

  • ABBOTS CARE LTD

  • TIG LTD

  • ENERGIE FITNESS
  • BIOGEN UK LTD

  • STADIUM MK

  • GRAND UNION HOUSING GROUP
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FINANCE TEAM OF THE YEAR (£100 - £500M TURNOVER)

The Finance Team of the year will 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 business through outstanding achievements in the delivery of projects and encompass an infectious team spirit. This award will be presented to a finance team within a business turning over between £100m - £500m annually.

  • PITNEY BOWES LTD

  • TXM GROUP

  • SIGMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC
  • SIGNATURE FLATBREADS LTD

  • BSI GROUP

  • PORCELANOSA GROUP UK
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SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (LESS THAN £100M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The individual must be able to provide examples of providing strategic direction to their company. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller, Head of Finance & Finance Director. This award will be presented to an individual within a business turning over less than £100m annually.

  • CHRIS BELLAMY
    Grand Union Housing Group
  • ANTHONY RICHENS
    Stadium MK
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SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (£100 - £500M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The individual must be able to provide examples of providing strategic direction to their company. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller, Head of Finance & Finance Director. This award will be presented to an individual within a business turning over between £100m - £500m annually.

  • MICHAELA WATTS
    Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
  • DEEP SHAH
    Porcelanosa Group UK
  • GAVIN RENFREW
    Copart UK Ltd

SENIOR FINANCE LEADER OF THE YEAR (OVER £500M TURNOVER)

This Award will be presented to a senior finance leader with a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management. The individual must be able to provide examples of providing strategic direction to their company. Examples of job titles which might sit within this category include but are not limited to: Financial Controller, Head of Finance & Finance Director. This award will be presented to an individual within a business turning over, over £500m annually.

  • SARAH DESBOROUGH-SMITH
    TUI UK&I Finance - Performance and Planning
  • JAS BURSTON
    Domino's Pizza Group
  • IAIN WEST
    MBDA
  • CLAIRE TANNER
    Ocado Retail
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE YEAR

This will be awarded to a Chief Financial Officer 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 business.

  • DAVID BAUERNFEIND
    Domino's Pizza Group
  • PANOS PAPAPANAGIOTOU
    Puratos Ltd
  • CLAIRE CATLIN
    Sainsbury's Argos