North West Finance Awards winners announced

More than 500 people from businesses across the North West attended the dinner and awards evening for the 2016 North West Finance Awards.

outstanding_business_performance_award_lovania_nurseriesHeld at the Macron Stadium, Bolton, to celebrate outstanding achievement for both individuals and teams in the finance and accounting departments of every business sector. This was the seventh annual event for the North West Finance Awards (NWFA) and was once again a glittering and entertaining evening.

The most impressive overall business achievement was by Lovania Nurseries who won two awards: Finance Team of the Year (small business) and Outstanding Business Performance of the Year. They were described by the judging panel as “a real credit to the North West; everything they do is great.”

David Stanford, CIMA deputy president, has been on the NWFA judging panel since its inception. He observed that this year “many of the nominations were of really high quality. Some entrants were so strong that in previous years they would probably have won. The calibre this year was quite exceptional.”

Organiser and founder of the NWFA, Steve Crohill said, “We have seen a larger number of entrants this year from SMEs and the individual categories have proved as popular as the team ones - a contrast from last year which saw a far larger number of team entries than individual.”

Lancashire winners of the 2016 North West Finance Awards

Small Finance Team of the Year Lovania Nurseries

Financial Controller of the Year reporting into MD Michael Ryan, Healthpoint Limited

SME Finance Director of the Year Matt Freier, Nexo (Elstat) Outstanding Business Performance Award Lovania Nurseries