It is with great regret that in the face of the current unprecedented challenges all businesses are dealing with, the Sponsors have decided to defer the Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards until 2021.


We are delighted to welcome Lloyds Bank as a new sponsor this year, and are very much looking forward to launching the awards at the beginning of 2021.

Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards

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More information on 2021 awards coming soon

Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards

2021 Awards - Details Coming Soon

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. 


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

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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.

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. 

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

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.



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.

High Growth Start Up

This award is aimed at the finance leaders of businesses less than 5 years old who have demonstrated a clear point of differentiation (either products or services). Judges will be focussed not just on the finance leaders who are able to show growth in turnover and profitability to date but also able to articulate their role in the future potential of the business

International Finance Leader

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


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