Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards 2021
Celebrating Business Innovation

We are delighted to announce the return of the Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards 2021 on the 11th November. Details of our prestigious awards ceremony will continue to be updated.

We are very pleased to announce our new-look sponsorship panel, which now includes both Aon and Lloyds Bank to their first year of sponsorship of the event, who join long standing sponsors BDO.

If you would like to nominate an exceptional finance leader who has made a significant contribution to their organisation over the past year (either individually or as a team),
or recognise your own achievements as an exemplary finance leader, please click the button below to download your 2021 Awards nomination form.


The Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards recognise and
celebrate exceptional financial leadership in the region

The Awards are a platform for showcasing the achievements of local Finance Directors, Chief Finance
Officers, and fast rising leaders who underpin and sustain Yorkshire’s economic success.

The 2019 event was held at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds, on Thursday 19th September and brought together the very best finance leaders from across Yorkshire. The 2021 Awards will look to recognise the wide-ranging successes of individuals and businesses across Yorkshire, and the contribution they make across the county. 


A fabulous opportunity to meet with and reward the top finance talent that Yorkshire has to offer.

Industry Professionals








Private Equity

This award is open to interim and incumbent finance leaders who have played a significant part in facilitating the disposal or acquisition of a PE backed business. The judges will be looking for acumen and skill, effective communication and working with the teams to maintain and enhance the value of the business.

Private or Family Business

This award will recognise the achievements of a finance leader who has been able to maintain the fundamental ethos of the business whilst managing growth and articulating and communicating the future strategy.

NFP/ Public Sector

This award is open to the finance leaders who can demonstrate their role in ensuring that the NFP organisation works like a commercial business with a sound understanding and articulation of the goals of the organisation and what the future looks like. 


This finance leader of this award will be able to demonstrate that success is not short term and not solely recognised by the share price. They will be able to articulate the financial aspects of the strategy to support improved, sustainable profitability and the role they will play in this.

Finance Team

If you feel that as a finance leader you have a team that needs to be truly acknowledged with an award then why not tell us why they are so valued. This can be a team that consistently delivers over and above their objectives, all pull in the same direction and have a positive impact on the success of the business


This NEW award aims to recognise finance leaders who have demonstrated the utmost resilience over the last 12 months. 

This award is open to any finance leader who has been instrumental in developing significant growth in overseas company sales and profits, been part of an export victory for a product or service following an innovation in the business, or significantly improved global financial communication and control with an efficient finance function to facilitate effective growth.

Deal of the Year​

This is open to a finance leader who has played a significant role in either the acquisition, disposal or merger of a business (UK or overseas), or completed a successful financial or commercial restructuring.

Outstanding Finance Leader

This is the overall winner of the YFL Awards who scored the highest across all categories. An impressive accolade and the successful finance leader will join a ‘Hall of Fame’ of previous Outstanding Finance Leader winners!

International Finance Leader


Award Sponsors



The ceremony for the Awards event is yet to be confirmed, but a venue in Leeds city centre is the preferred option. Please contact for more information 

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To book tickets, or for any other queries about the awards dinner please contact: 


For general enquiries on the event or around the awards process, please contact: