Held on Wednesday 17 May at the Royal College of Surgeons, the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2017 has taken place for the 13th year, hosted by comedian and writer Adam Kay during a three-course meal.
The latest outing of the FDs’ Excellence Awards sees the event continue the mission to recognise the finance directors and institutions supporting growth of British businesses.
The ceremony was held as part of The FD Surgery, an event dedicated to diagnosing and curing the ailments that impact the finance sector, with support from
Concur, Corporate Traveller, Director Bank, IOD, Kronos, Lloyds Bank, Menzies, Qubic Tax, Wells Fargo and World First.
Competition among FDs’ Excellence Awards nominees was of an incredibly high standard, according to the panel of judges that comprised FD veterans and industry experts, while the winners of the Service Provider and Lender categories were decided by the ratings given in the FDs’ Satisfaction Survey.
Brian McArthur-Muscroft of Paysafe Group was awarded the Inspirational FD of the Year title, with one judge declaring: “Brian is a truly inspiring CFO, having delivered massively valuable projects, had a demonstrable impact on investor perception, and lifting the company’s people with him.”
Elsewhere, Microsoft, Sage, Scottish Widows and KPMG were among those victorious on the day.
The full list of winners of the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2017 are:
Financial Software Vendor: SME Clients
Financial Software Vendor: Larger Clients
Pension Firm of the Year
Recruitment Firm of the Year
Accountancy Firm of the Year: SME Clients
Accountancy Firm of the Year: Larger Clients
Business Bank of the Year
Private Company FD of the Year – Smaller and Mid-Sized Business (£20m and under turnover)
Ross Farrow, Splash Damage
Private Company FD of the Year – Larger Business (Over £20m turnover)
Darren Damiano, Venntro Media Group
Private Equity Backed FD of the Year
Richard West, Clifford Thames
Young Finance Professional of the Year (Under 35)
Kyle Tyrell, AXA
Inspirational FD of the Year
Brian McArthur-Muscroft, Paysafe Group