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 UK’s biggest survey of FDs.
Michael Izza, chief executive of ICAEW said: “Strong financial management is crucial to any organisation’s success and it is vital that we continue to recognise the FDs and CFOs who are truly leading from the front and enabling our country’s 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 FD’s 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 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.
Umar Khan, commercial finance manager, ghd
Steven Swaby, financial controller, Industrial Chemicals Group Limited
Tracy Waind, financial controller, Hemingways Marketing Services
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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