Finance Awards winners revealed

700 people from businesses across the North West attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.

The fourth annual NWFA recognised excellence at all levels – from purchase ledger and credit roles to financial controller and finance teams. The finalists came from over 70 companies of all sizes and across many businesses including retail, service, manufacturing, professional services and public sectors.

David Stanford, immediate past Chairman of CIMA North West, said: “It is great to be able to recognise achievement at both an individual and company level among the finance and accounting people. So often they’re not in the front line when it comes to recognition for their work and these Awards are a real boost. There’s some excellent work happening in businesses throughout the North West.”

Winners:

Young Finance Director of the Year AwardPaul Stout from Americana International Limited

Large Company Finance Director of the Year Award

SME Finance Director of the Year AwardDarren Powell from Kids Unlimited

Credit Team of the Year Award

Credit Star AwardKaren McGrath from Mellors Catering Services

Purchase Ledger Star Award

Large Finance Team of the Year AwardTalkTalk Group

Assistant Accountant of the Year Award

Management Accountant of the Year AwardJames Hodgkins from TalkTalk Group

Financial Accountant of the Year Award

Financial Controller of the Year AwardRob Prill from Hotter Comfort Shoes

Small/Medium Finance Team of the Year Award

Purchase Ledger Team of the YearMarks and Spencer

Accountancy Firm of the Year (6 partners and above)

Accountancy Firm of the Year (up to 5 partners)Lamont PridmoreOutstanding Business of the Year AwardAir Energi

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