Yorkshire’s top finance directors revealed.

THE Conservative MP and entrepreneur Kevin Hollinrake led tributes to the achievements of Yorkshire’s finance directors at a ceremony at the Aspire in Leeds last night.

The Hunters Property chairman was guest speaker at the Yorkshire Finance Director Awards.

In his speech, he called for Yorkshire to unite behind a bid for a region-wide mayor to win more funding from Westminster.

Victoria Wooding of the global brand implementation specialist Principle Group won the outstanding achievement award.

Past winner Andy Finneran, chief financial officer of R&R Ice Cream, told the audience about the importance of finance directors in acting as a counter balance to entrepreneurial chief executives.

The Yorkshire Post, Squire Patton Boggs, Sewell Business Group, BDO and Lockton sponsored the awards.

The winners in full:
Best Finance Director of a Limited Company (up to £50m): Jo Cowl of Park Leisure.

Best Finance Director of a Limited Company (above £50m): Nick Manning of John Cotton

Best Finance Director of a PLC: Darren Bryant of Card Factory

Young Finance Director: Chris Scott of Gear4Music

Best Finance Director at a Private Equity Business: John Higgins of Stroma

Best Deal of the Year: Richard Dean of Prozone.

Outstanding Achievement: Victoria Wooding of Principle Group.

Sue Wallis, Group MD of Sewell Business Group, commented:
‘The Sewell Business Group have sponsored the FD awards for several years and we are continually delighted by the exceptional standard of everyone involved and this year has highlighted once again the talent we have in Yorkshire.

Last night was a huge success and my congratulations goes to not only the winners of the awards but also to the nominees and to all who contributed to making last night such a great event'.

To see the article and video on the Yorkshire post click here.

Kevin Hollinrake Speaker at Financial Director of the Year Awards winners 2015
Kevin Hollinrake Speaker at Financial Director of the Year Awards winners 2015

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