Entries are open for prestigious Northern FD awards

ENTRIES are open for this year's Northern Finance Directors Awards.

The awards recognise the financial stars who are leading the way across the North of England and 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 including accountancy regulators, business executives, influencers and other leading finance directors. The winners will be announced at gala awards ceremony in Leeds on Tuesday October 2.

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

Mark Pickard, partner at EY, said: “We know that the North of England houses some very talented FDs who are helping to steer companies through a multitude of challenges in their respective industries, showing great leadership for the benefit of both their finance team and their business as a whole. This is a real opportunity to applaud what they are doing and shout about all that they, and the North, have to offer.”

Alistair Watson, head of corporate banking for Barclays Yorkshire said: “As we seek to grow and 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 excellence and talent the region has to offer.”

Nominations are now open and can be submitted via www.northernfdawards.co.uk until July 31.