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15 May 2019, The Montcalm London, Marble Arch

The FDs’ Excellence Awards recognise exceptional Finance Directors, as well as the lenders and advisers that serve them Celebrate success

Since 2001 the FDs’ Excellence Awards have recognised exceptional Finance Directors, and the lenders and advisors that service them.

Now in its 18th year, we’re reaching out to those individuals who have played a pivotal role in the success of their organisation, who went above and beyond to deliver results and encourage growth. If this is you, or you know someone who deserves recognition then don’t let them go unnoticed – submit your nominations today.

Service Provider Awards – Our 2019 Finalists

For 2019, the quality and quantity of responses to the Service Provider of the Year survey has again highlighted the pivotal role that banks, accountancy firms, financial software providers and pension firms play in partnering with UK businesses and the high regard in which UK FDs and CFOs view their relationships with their service providers. A big thanks to all who took the time to complete the survey.

Accountancy Firm of the Year
Winner: Haines Watts
Finalists:
Deloitte
Grant Thornton UK
KPMG
PwC
RSM

Business Bank of the Year
Winner: Lloyds Bank
Finalists:
Handelsbanken
HSBC UK
NatWest
Royal Bank of Scotland
Santander

Financial Software Provider of the Year
Winner: Xero
Finalists:
Infor
Intuit Quickbooks
Microsoft Dynamics
Sage
SAP

Pensions Provider of the Year
Winner: Scottish Widows
Finalists:
Aegon
NEST Pensions
Royal London
Standard Life
The People's Pension

Finance Leaders Awards – Our 2019 Finalists

International FD/CFO of the Year


Winner: Adrian Talbot, Global CFO, Hotwire Public Relations
Finalists:
Sanjeev Chopra, Group Finance Director, Amoria Bond
Anthea Morris, Finance Director, Better2Know
Bruce Martin, Finance Director, Livingstone Partners
Perry Charles, Finance Director Europe & Asia Pacific, OEC

Private Company FD/CFO of the Year (Turnover £20m and over)


Winner: Rob Gorle, Finance Director, Perkbox
Finalists:
Emmanuel Walter, CFO, Airopack Group
Sanjeev Chopra, Group Finance Director, Amoria Bond
Bruce Martin, Finance Director, Livingstone Partners
Jeremy Hoare, Group Finance Director, Oakland International

Private Company FD/CFO of the Year (Turnover under £20m)


Winner: John Hammond, Finance Director, East Coast Concepts
Finalists:
Tony Garner, Finance Director, AI Global Media
Anthea Morris, Finance Director, Better2Know
Erica Ingham, Chief Financial Officer, MediaCom North
Anna Drewicz, Finance Director, MESH Experience
Camilla Taylor, CFO, what3words

Private Equity Backed FD/CFO of the Year


Winner: Gareth Heald, Group CFO, Small World Financial Services Group
Finalists:
Vanessa Worsley, Head of Finance, 4net Technologies
Simon Greenhalgh, Chief Finance Officer, The DMW Group
John Hammond, Finance Director, East Coast Concepts
Steve Spybey, Group CFO, Hawksford
Lesley Watt, Chief Financial Officer, Miller Developments

Young Finance Professional of the Year


Winner: Claire McDaid, Head of Accounts, Carter Lemon Camerons
Finalists:
Mat Hanson, Finance Director, Aquam Water Services
Michael Lifford, CFO, Celerity Information Services
Dale Walker, Management Accountant, Oakland International

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