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Britain’s best business finance service providers: Shortlists revealed

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The ultimate test of service excellence, these awards are determined by votes cast by FDs in our annual Satisfaction Survey, which was completed by 1,300 finance decision-makers in 2013.

These awards recognise banks, auditors, financial software suppliers and recruitment firms.

For this year’s FDs’ Satisfaction Survey, we received a total of 1,233 valid submissions, a new record over the 14 years of the survey.

Of these financial decision-makers, 534 were from in SMEs (sub-£25m turnover), 115 were from quoted companies, 890 were FDs or financial controllers and 276 were based in London (the most popular region).

The scores offered for customer satisfaction around key aspects of service provision decide the winners of the supplier categories at the FDs’ Excellence Awards, held on May 1, 2014.

The following shortlists include the suppliers in contention for awards – companies that attracted the highest number customer ratings from valid survey completions.

Accountancy firm of the year (SME clients)

Baker Tilly
BDO
Deloitte
Grant Thornton
Haines Watts
KPMG

Accountancy firm of the year (larger clients)

BDO
Deloitte
EY
Grant Thornton
KPMG
PwC

Bank of the Year

Bank of Scotland
Barclays
HSBC
Lloyds Banking Group
Santander
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Bank Manager of the Year

This award will recognise an individual outstanding bank manager.

Financial software vendor (SME users)

Access UK
IRIS
Microsoft Dynamics
Pegasus
Sage
SAP

Financial software vendor (larger company users)

Infor
Microsoft Dynamics
Oracle
Sage
SAP
Unit 4

Finance recruiter of the year

Alexander Charles
Hays
Michael Page
Pure Resourcing
Reed
Robert Half

Pensions adviser of the year

Aegon
Capita
JLT
Mercer
Scottish Widows
Standard Life

The FDs’ Excellence Awards ceremony on May 1st at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square will bring together CFOs and FDs from FTSE firms and private businesses, alongside FDs of the future and the UK’s very best service providers.

You can book your table at this fantastic evening with Britain’s best financial talent here.

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