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FDs’ Excellence Awards 2014 shortlists announced

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Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the 2014 ICAEW FDs Excellence Awards were created by Real Business and are supported by the CBI.

The programme covers two overall categories: the FD Awards, designed to recognise outstanding FDs from quoted and privately owned companies in the UK; and the Excellence Awards, recognising the service providers accounting firms, banks, software firms and consultancies that Britain’s FDs have rated most highly in the UKs biggest survey of FDs.

Michael Izza, chief executive of ICAEW said: Strong financial management is crucial to any organisations success and it is vital that we continue to recognise the FDs and CFOs who are truly leading from the front and enabling our countrys biggest firms to thrive.”

John Cridland, director-general of the CBI said: As growth gathers momentum and demand picks up, businesses will be increasing their investment activity so sound financial management will be even more critical.

The CBI is proud to support the FDs Excellence Awards to recognise those who are making a major contribution to their organisations as well as the wider economy.

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.

The shortlists:?


The FDs’ Awards

These awards recognised the brightest and best financial leaders in UK businesses, and are selected by our panel of judges. Click on each category for more details.

FD of the Future

Umar Khan, commercial finance manager, ghd

Steven Swaby, financial controller, Industrial Chemicals Group Limited

Tracy Waind, financial controller, Hemingways Marketing Services

Young FD of the Year

Michael Teixeira,CFO,MVF

Nicola Granger, financial secretary,Falkland Islands Government

Andrew Green,FD,Survivex

Andrew Langford,UK FD,Global Payments

Chris Stamper,UK&I FD,Hays

Private Company FD of the Year

Yvonne Sherry, group FD, Ceuta Healthcare

David Lamb, CFO, Bowman Power Group

Richard Gibson, CFO, SwiftKey

Ivan Gunatilleke, FD, The Car Finance Company

Andrew Northmore, South West FD, Forest Fuels

Mark O’Hara, FD, Cheesmur Building Contractors

Inspirational FD of the Year

Peter Hoole, financial managing director and co-founder, Cact.us

Julie Pomeroy, FD, Dillistone Group plc

Tim Kowalski, group finance director,Findel plc

Robert Kerse, executive director of finance,Circle Housing

Mark Hesketh, finance director UK & Europe,Standard Life plc

FTSE FDs’ Awards

These are awarded to the best FDs at Britain’s quoted companies. Shortlists are based on financial research conducted by business data specialists Jordans and decided by an academy of judges.

FTSE 100 FD of the Year

John Martin, CFO of Wolseley

Bill Tame, group FD of Babcock International Group

Tim Score, CFO of Arm Holdings

Chris Kennedy, CFO of easyJet

Tony Chanmugam, FD at BT Group;

Neil Cooper, FD, of William Hill

FTSE 250 FD of the Year

David Landless, group FD of Bodycote

Jonathan Silver, FD of Laird

Joe Lister, CFO of The Unite Group

Paul Venables, group FD of Hays

John Gibney, CFO of Britvic

Chris Houghton, FD of Telecom Plus

Small Quoted FD of the Year

John Samuel, group FD of Renew Holdings

Bruce Morrison, CFO of Bond International Software

John Swaite, FD of Adept Telecom

Antony Walters, FD of Ashley House

Dimitrios Gryparis, CFO of Globo

Jane Hall, group FD of The Innovation Group

Excellence Awards


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.

Read the shortlists for these categories on page two…

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