North East Accountancy Awards
The results of the 2017 North East Accountancy Awards are now in.
"CIPFA North East leads the way at the North East Accountancy Awards."
Another glittering night was in store, as over 400 North East finance people headed for the Hilton Gateshead in June, to celebrate the North East Accountancy Awards. The Awards recognise excellence within the fields of finance, accounting and tax from all industry sectors operating in the North East – whether from an accountancy firm, a local business, a service provider, or a public sector organisation. Nominees, sponsors, judges, local finance teams and individuals all were in attendance.
Award-winning presenter Nadine Dereza, best known for her work with BBC, CNN and Financial Times, was our host for the evening and took to the stage to welcome the guests. She took the opportunity to talk about the strength of the North East economy, commending the achievements of the finalists in attendance
Once again CIPFA North East was prominent as both a continued sponsor of the event (and in particular the ‘Public services finance team of the year’ Award) and also provided six judges in the 13 different categories.
The finalists in our award category were:
- Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
- NAO Agricultural Funds Finance Audit Team, and
- NHS Business Services Authority Financial Control Team
The judges unanimously selected the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museum Finance team as this year’s winners. The head judge, George Clark (past-president of CIPFA North East), and his team felt that they were a team that have worked hard to transform their organisation by reducing reliance on public funding to create a more commercially viable organisation. They showed an impressive awareness of the environment in which they are operating and offered great examples of innovative ways of working, leading to both national and international recognition. The team show dedication and commitment which has cemented them as an integral part of their organisation.
The award was well deserved and congratulations go to both them and all the other category winners on what was a spectacular showcase for the North East accountancy family.
The award was presented by George Clark, who was substituting for current regional President Judith Savage, who was only days from having her first baby. (As a postscript, Judith gave birth to a lovely son, George, and both are doing well. Congratulations to you, Judith.)