Britain’s up-and-coming generation of finance directors have been identified alongside their key service providers with the announcement of the full shortlists for the FDs? Excellence Awards 2012.Held in association with ICAEW, the FDs’ Excellence Awards recognise the best-performing FDs from quoted and privately owned companies in the UK, as well as the service providers that support Britain’s finance community.
Created by Real Business, supported by the CBI and in partnership with the London Evening Standard, the FDs? Excellence Awards are the biggest national programme celebrating excellence in financial management.
The full shortlists are as follows.
Young FD of the Year (Quoted sector):
Colin Fleming, Abbott Mead Vickers
Kate Barnes, HiWave Technologies
Tuan Jin Aw, RR Donnelley
Andrew Beach, Ebiquity
Young FD of the Year (private company):
Gary Davies, JBMI Group
Ian Trinder, Audley Court
Jennifer Phillips, CambridgeEducation Group
Manish Mandavia, Donatantonio Group
Stephen Joseph, Ocean Outdoor
Phil Jones, 2OC
FD of the Future:
Matthew Price, Whitbread
Tony Broadhurst, Barnett Waddingham
Brad Peters, Telecity Group
Sarah Moynihan, Marshall of Cambridge
Janet Hall, RS Clare
Paul Lawlor, Sleaford Quality Foods
Private Company FD of the Year:
Nick Bray, Sophos
Peter Aratoon, YourCash
John Leyden, Firezza
Daniel Evans, Silver StreetAutomotive
Robert Whitrow, Leasedrive Group
Ashley Deakin, 1st Contact
Robin Fieth, ICAEW executive director, said: ?The breadth and depth of young talent we have seen is hugely encouraging. By recognising the best young FDs in both the quoted and private sectors, we are giving them the opportunity to showcase their abilities, as well as creating a wider set of role models. It isi mportant to recognise and reward our young talent early on in their career, to encourage them to go on to bigger and better things, as well as setting the bar for other aspiring finance directors.?
The FDs’ Excellence Awards also recognise service providers to UK finance directors and finance teams – auditors, banks, financial software providers, recruiters. The winners are based on the annual Satisfaction Survey of UK FDs (which this year had a record 1,100 responses). The shortlists are as follows:
Recruitment Firm of the Year:
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Financial Software Provider ? Large Firms (?50m+ turnover):
Financial Software Provider ? SMEs:
IRIS (Exchequer and Chorus)
UNIT 4 (CODA, Agresso,FinancialForce.com)
Business Bank of the Year:
Lloyds Banking Group
Auditor of the Year ? Large Firms (?50m+ turnover)
Ernst & Young
Auditor of the Year ? SME:
Crowe Clark Whitehall
Haines Watts Group
RSM Tenon Group
Shortlisted candidates will be evaluated by a panel of judges on April 19, 2012, and the FDs’ Excellence Awards ceremony takes place on May 24, 2012 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. Keynote speaker is Mark Hoban MP, financial secretary to the Treasury. Tickets are available at the FDs’ Excellence Awards website.
The awards are also supported by Lombard, Ernst & Young, Lloyds Banking Group and Kaplan.
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