East Midlands Finance Awards

Brought to you by Accountancy & Finance professionals, for Accountancy & Finance professionals… Welcome to the East Midlands Finance Awards.

Proudly brought to you by Distinct Recruitment in partnership with our trusted event partners.

We believe people make the difference, for too long there hasn’t been a suitable event to capture, celebrate & recognise the hard work & successes of the East Midlands Finance community.

This is the East Midlands Finance Awards.


Categories & Entry Forms

Thank you for your interest in entering the East Midlands Finance Awards. Please download the relevant entry form.

Event Partners

We’re proud to introduce our event partners. With a wealth of experience across the East Midlands finance and wider business community we’re privileged to be working with such an esteemed group of professionals who are expertly placed to support and judge our 3 awards categories.

Our event partners will take the lead role in reviewing award entry & nominations and ultimately will have the unenviable task of deciding who from an exceptionally talented bunch be deemed suitable award winners.


Alistair Wesson

Nottingham Office Managing Partner @ Mazars


James Parnell

Partner & CFO @ PKF Cooper Parry


Chris Hobson

Director of Policy & External Affairs @ East Midlands Chamber


Alan Mele

Relationship Director, East Midlands @ Barclays Bank


Anshu Mehan

President of Nottingham Derby Lincoln Society of Chartered Accountants


Joanne Lee

Derby & Notts Area Business Manager @ Barclays Bank

How to Enter

The East Midlands Finance Awards are open for entry Monday 7th January

Closing Date for entries is 5pm Friday 29th March 2019

Award entries must be sent to financeawards@distinctrecruitment.com in Word format. Before completing your entry form please take a moment to read & review our award entry guidelines.

Once the closing date has passed our event partners will review all applications and the shortlisted finalists will be announced at a pre-awards networking event from 6:30pm on Thursday 23rd May at our Nottingham City Centre offices.

Information detailed within entries will be treated in strict confidence & will be shared with our event partners for judging processes only.

Once announced, our shortlisted finalists will be contacted by our event partners to arrange a time to discuss their entry, and relevant achievements in more detail. Our celebration & awards presentation will take place in “The Space” at the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham city centre from 6:30pm on Wednesday 26th June.

Introducing Our Guest Speaker

Neil Herbert | Group Chief Financial Offer @ Salary Finance… will be talking about “Creating & Leading an Award Winning Team”

We’re delighted to have Neil join us for the occasion, and are privileged to have him share his experience (& anecdotes) gained creating & leading an award winning finance team.

Neil has recently been appointed Group Chief Finance Officer of Salary Finance, a fast-growing, award-winning fintech, with a desire to do social good by improving the financial well-being of working people in the UK and US.

Prior to joining Salary Finance, Neil spent 17 years at Capital One including 5 years as CFO, leading a multi-award winning Finance team. He was recognised as Director of Finance magazine’s ‘Global CFO of the Year’ in 2015.

Neil is also an Executive Coach and an Independent Governor on the Board of the University of Lincoln where he is Chair of Remuneration Committee.

Charity Partners