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FD’s Excellence Awards 2018: Lloyd’s Bank, Scottish Widows and Intuit Quickbooks standout amongst winners

The FD’s Excellence Awards have come around once again, celebrating this year’s brightest and best finance professionals and organisations.
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The 2018 Awards were presented during a three-course lunch at this year’s FD Surgery in London, hosted in the grandiose building of the Royal College of Physicians, overlooking the scenic Regent’s Park on 1 May.

Now in its fourteenth year, the FD Surgery is a unique event bringing together the entrepreneurial financial directors of smaller businesses – those who often perform more than one vital role in the overall running of their firm.

Upholding its tradition of recognising the most talented and valued financial directors and companies in the UK, this year’s Awards featured nine categories including international FD of the year, young finance professional of the year and business bank of the year, amongst others.

Hosted by Chas Howes, former CFO at high street clothing retailer Superdry, FD’s Excellence Awards 2018 was sponsored by CreditSquare and Worldfirst, as well as Astonlark, Benefex, SAP Concur, Institute of Directors, Lloyds Bank, Neyber, and Real Business.

As the Awards began, Howes reminded the room full of FD Surgery delegates that “these shortlists have been devised on the back of the FDs’ Satisfaction Survey, and so are based on the views of more than 1,800 finance directors.”

Amongst this year’s winners were Mike Reid of Balhousie Care Group, who won in the category for private company FD of the year for larger businesses, and Jim Campbell from Ink, who picked up the gong for private equity-backed FD of the year.

Elsewhere, BDO, Intuit Quickbooks, Lloyds Banking Group, LOVESPACE, Mazars and Scottish Widows were all winning companies in their respective categories on the day.

If you’re gutted you missed out on this year’s FD Surgery in London, don’t worry, there’s still time to sign up for the next event. FD Surgery Manchester will take place on November 1, 2018. You can register your interest, or sponsor the event, here.

Full list of winners of the FDs’ Excellence Awards 2018

Category Winner
International FD of the Year James McComasky
Brabant Alucast International
Private Company FD of the Year
Larger Business
Mike Reid
Balhousie Care Group
Private Company FD of the Year
Smaller and Mid-Sized Business
David Menon
Informed Solutions
Private Equity Backed FD of the Year Jim Campbell
Ink
Young Finance Professional of the Year Alexander Clark
LOVESPACE
Accountancy Firm of the Year: SME Clients Mazars
Accountancy Firm of the Year: Larger Clients BDO
Business Bank of the Year Lloyds Banking Group
Financial Software Vendor of the Year Intuit Quickbooks
Pension Firm of the Year Scottish Widows

 

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Fred Heritage

Fred Heritage is the deputy editor of Real Business. He is the former deputy editor of sister title Business Advice, and has previously worked as a reporter for magazines including the Global Trade Review. Fred has a MA in international conflict studies from Kings College London, and a BA in politics and international relations from the University of Kent.

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