Northern Finance Director Awards launch

The Northern Finance Directors Awards programme has opened for nominations.

Now in their third year, the awards recognise the financial stars who are leading the way across the North of England and shaping the future growth of the region.

Nominations are now open and can be submitted via until September 20.

The awards are open to finance directors in all industries that are delivering success and new opportunities for their business, whether a fast-growing SME or an innovative PLC, as well as for the region as a whole.

Finalists will be invited to attend panel interviews, with the winners then selected by an independent panel of judges and regulators, business executives and influencers.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in Manchester on November 20.

The awards are being sponsored by Barclays, EY and Squire Patton Boggs.

Karen Johnson, head of large corporates for Barclays North West, said: “As we seek to grow the Northern Powerhouse and compete in a global arena, there has never been a more important time to showcase the wealth of experience we have across the North.

“These awards provide an exciting opportunity for regional companies to highlight leaders in the financial arena and recognise the excellent talent the region has to offer.”

James Fitzgibbon, partner at Squire Patton Boggs, said: “We are delighted to sponsor the Northern Finance Director Awards, which showcase the immense financial talent we have across the North of England.

“The role of a finance director increasingly plays a fundamental role in not only the success of their business but also to the prosperity of our economy.”

Hilary Heap, partner at EY, said: “We have some incredibly talented financial directors in the North of England, who are not only showing great leadership within their finance function, but also playing a key role in helping to steer companies through a host of challenges, within their respective industries.

“These awards provide an opportunity to recognise what they’re doing and to shine a spotlight on all that they, and the North, have to offer.”