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2017 Finance Awards opens for entries

Posted: 08/03/17 by RSM

The 2017 Finance Awards, hosted by specialist professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters in partnership with ICAEW and RSM are now open for entries.

The awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in finance by businesses and individuals in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Essex are the first of their kind in the region.

Janine Blacksley, Associate Director, Robert Walters Milton Keynes, comments: “As the Northern Home Counties region becomes an increasingly important hub for businesses in the South East, attracting major international firms as well as a growing community of startup firms, we are delighted to celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers and individuals in the region.”

Entrants can be nominated for the following eleven categories:

  • Rising Star of the Year – Non qualified/part qualified
  • Rising Star of the Year – Qualified
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Graduate Scheme of the Year
  • Business of the Year (SME)
  • Business of the Year (Large)
  • Shared Service Centre of the Year
  • Finance Team of the Year – 20 people of less
  • Finance Team of the Year – over 20 people
  • Finance Director of the Year
  • Chief Financial Officer of the Year

Stephen Ibbotson, ICAEW Director of Business, adds: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the exceptional successes by businesses and individuals in the Northern Home Counties. Throughout the region, businesses have thrived, thanks in large part to the hard work and dedication of their finance teams.”


Entries for the awards will be accepted until Thursday the 13th of April 2017. The first stage of entries requires a short form, with shortlisted entrants going on to complete a presentation for the judges.

Adam King, Office Managing Partner at RSM, Milton Keynes comments: “RSM are delighted to be a partner of the 2017 Finance Awards. It is important to recognise both individual and team performance at all levels within a finance team and we believe bringing these inaugural awards to the local market place is an excellent way to help reward the high standards set. Good luck to all applicants.”


Entrants will be invited to a glamorous awards gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes, where the winners will be announced.

For further information on the awards please contact Alan O’Doherty on or 020 7509 8087.

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