Nominations open for the West Midlands Finance Awards

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Businesses from across the region can now submit entries for the prestigious West Midlands Finance Awards

Returning for the fourth year, the West Midlands Finance Awards is the only accolade of its kind to recognise the work and achievements of the region’s top finance professionals and businesses.

Bigger than ever, the awards will feature a new category – Excellence in Diversity, as well as the hotly contested annual competition for Rising Star of the Year, Business Innovation and Business of the Year. 

Applicants will be judged by a panel of industry leaders in the region – last year this included Aston Martin, West Midlands Railway, Severn Trent, Britvic and Erics. Deadline for entries is Friday 5 July 2019. 

Habiba Khatoon, Director of Robert Walters, comments:

“The number of applications has increased every year so far, which is testament to the Region’s burgeoning finance community. This event offers the opportunity to recognise high achievement across businesses, teams and individuals, whilst also celebrating diversity across the West Midlands.  

“As always, I look forward to seeing the impressive entries this year’s event has to offer!”

2018 Winner Karen Owen from McDonalds comments:

 “We came last year and didn’t walk away with an award, and tonight we’ve won two awards – Rising Star Non-Qualified and Finance Team of the Year - Over 20 People. 

“We’ve had a busy 2018 and made significance improvements over the past year through a big continuous improvement drive, process and automation. We have plenty lined up for 2019 and so we will definitely be putting ourselves up for an award next year!”

Dr Sophie Dale-Black, ICAEW’s Regional Director in the Midlands, comments:

“We are delighted to be associated with the West Midlands Finance Awards for the fourth year. The Awards are a chance for us to celebrate the outstanding work done by finance professionals in the region and to promote the contribution they make to the economic and business landscape of the region. 

“I look forward to being part of the judging group, and thank our many member judges in advance for giving their time.”

The ceremony – hosted in partnership with ICAEW, Lockton and RSM - will take place on Thursday 5 December in Birmingham and will see over 500 professionals from the region gather to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the regions business and finance community. 

For further information, please visit the website or contact Rum Gill on or 020 7509 8178.

West Midlands Finance Awards 2019 categories: 

  • Finance Director of the Year (Up to £100m turnover)
  • Finance Director of the Year (Over £100m turnover
  • Rising Star of the Year (Non/Part Qualified)
  • Rising Star of the Year (Qualified)
  • Finance Team of the Year (Over 20 people)
  • Finance Team of the Year (20 people or less)
  • Finance Team of the Year (Not-for-profit)
  • Shared Service Centre of the Year 
  • Business of the Year 
  • Excellence in Diversity
  • Business Innovation
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