East Midlands finance awards finalists revealed

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The best of the East Midlands’ accounting and finance talent will descend on Nottingham Contemporary next month as organisers announce the shortlist for the first edition of the East Midlands Finance Awards.

Recognising the region’s ‘Finance Director of the Year’, ‘Team of the Year’ and ‘Rising Star’, the awards hosted by Distinct Recruitment, recognise the talent and hard work of accounting and finance professionals across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Following a strenuous shortlisting process with the event partners Barclays Bank, Cooper Parry, ICAEW, Mazars and the East Midlands Chamber, the list of finalists includes representatives from some of the region’s biggest brands including Capital One, Dunelm and Pentland Brands as well as a host of other businesses across the East Midlands.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Finance Director of the Year

  • Maxine Pearce – BWB Consulting
  • Mark Gilbert – Rutland Cycling
  • Colin Anderton – SDL
  • Victoria Tabiner – Sygnature Discovery

Team of the Year

  • Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL)
  • Oakbrook Finance
  • Commify
  • BWB Consulting
  • Capital One
  • Pentland Brands Limited
  • Rutland Cycling
  • Sygnature Discovery
  • REAL Education Limited
  • The Futures Group
  • Cullum Detuners
  • SDL
  • Esendex

Rising Star

  • To be revealed on the night

Commenting on the final shortlist, Alex Alcock, Director of Accountancy and Finance Recruitment at event organisers Distinct Recruitment, said: “We are very excited to host the first edition of the East Midlands Finance Awards – it looks set to be a tremendous occasion recognising region’s best accounting and finance talent.

“The standard of entries has been exceptionally high and truly showcases the hard word and determination of our accounting and finance teams within the East Midlands. It’s also been great to recognise some of the region’s biggest stalwarts in the Financial Director of the Year category and the new talent coming to the fore in the Rising Star award.

“The diversity of the companies shortlisted should make for some interesting results on the night – I don’t envy the job of the judges of having to decide where the final prizes will be awarded!”