Shortlist unveiled for Liverpool city region, Cheshire and North Wales FD Awards
The awards, which are now in their seventh year, are sponsored by business adviser Grant Thornton, Accountable Recruitment, Hill Dickinson and HSBC and winners will be revealed in Liverpool on November 2
The top finance directors across the Liverpool city, Cheshire and North Wales regions have been recognised on the shortlist of the annual FD Awards.
The awards, which are now in their seventh year, are sponsored by business adviser Grant Thornton, Accountable Recruitment, Hill Dickinson and HSBC.
They shine a light on the best and brightest North West finance has to offer, across both public and private sectors.
The winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony on Thursday, November 2, at the Hilton Hotel, Liverpool.
The shortlisted categories range from ‘Best Finance Director of the Year £100m+ turnover’ to ‘Best Finance Director under 40 years of age’.
Separate accolades for ‘Finance Director of the Year’ in Liverpool, Warrington, Cheshire and North Wales, as well as an award for ‘Overall FD of the Year, will be unveiled on the evening.
Carl Williams, North West managing partner at Grant Thornton, said: “The North West is blessed with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dynamic, growing SMEs.
“These businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and the role talented FDs play in driving their success is crucial.
Full shortlist for the awards is as follows:
Finance Director of the Year up to £6m turnover
David Legg – EMS Group
Stuart Chandler – Sentric Music
John Smith – SIP Building Systems
Finance Director of the Year £6-20m turnover
Brian Doyle – Mast Group
Alexander Mansfield – Jackson Lees
Terry Bowman – UK Landscapes
Mark Williams – Moneypenny
Finance Director of the Year £20-50m turnover
Simon Burrows – Cruden Holdings
Alex Crow – Mental Healthcare (UK)
Nick Burke – Communications Plus
Andrew Allen – Colloids Limited
Finance Director of the Year £50-100m turnover
Jamie Webb – Castlerock Recruitment Group
David Robertson – First Recruitment Group
Rob Laird – Uren Food Group
Finance Director of the Year £100m+ turnover
Damian McDonald – Meadow Foods
Darren Cooper – Lime Management
David Meir – Eddie Stobart Logistics
Michael Owen – The Delivery Group
Finance Director of a non-profit organisation
Michael Whitehead – South Liverpool Homes
Neil Smith – Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Linda McMullen – Everton in the Community
Commercial Finance Director of the Year
Philip Didlick – OBG Pharmaceuticals
Andy Blount – Eldapoint
Christine Blackford – Newhall Publishing
Finance Director Under 40 years of age
James Prince – Rhino Products
Paul Egan – Signature Living
Emma Pickering – ITC Travel Group
Kieron Ellis – LindyBop
The following awards will be announced on the night:
• Finance Director of the Year Liverpool City Region
• Finance Director of the Year Warrington
• Finance Director of the Year North Wales
• Finance Director of the Year Cheshire
• Special Recognition Award
• Overall Finance Director of the year