Held at the world-famous Royal College of Surgeons, the programme will place much emphasis on how to future proof companies and ride the Brexit storm. But the day is also about recognising the best finance talent the nation has to offer, as well as the lenders and advisors that support them. That’s where the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2017 come in.
The FDs’ Excellence Awards has unearthed exceptional companies and talent alike over the years, with winners from 2015 including the likes of JUST EAT, CitySprint and easyJet. Last year also saw Grant Thornton and Lloyds Banking Group scoop up a prize.
It’s not too late to enter someone, or yourself, as a candidate though. Nominations are still open – the last day is 3 March – with the winners to be announced during the three-course lunch at the FD Surgery. It is free to enter and free for the FD to attend the awards ceremony.
When it comes to the FD side of things, we’re looking for those who have gone above and beyond the accounting function, contributed to decisions across the company, took on challenges or saved the day.
These entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts. However, the scores awarded by client FDs in Real Business’ annual Satisfaction Survey will help determine the winners of the service provider and lender categories.
The survey will analyse how FDs feel about the wider economy, previously having identified in 2014 the scariest problems faced by FDs: regulation, technology and culture.
The following categories are open for nomination:
o Inspirational FD of the Year
o Private Company FD of the Year – Smaller Business (Under £10m Turnover)
o Private Company FD of the Year – Mid-Sized Business (£11m – £25m Turnover)
o Private Company FD of the Year – Larger Business (Over £25m Turnover)
o Private Equity Backed FD of the Year
o Young Professional of the Year