How To Nominate

Our awards recognise talent and are judged on merit alone. Finance Directors are nominated into the process either through self-nomination or by a third party.

Each nominated Finance Director will undergo a short interview by a panel of representatives from each of the partner organisations.

To enter the awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The FD will have been in post for at least one year by July 2019
  • The term “Finance Director” is the person with overall responsibility for the financial welfare of the business and not title specific
  • Head office based in the North of England – your business must have its registered head office / or autonomous UK subsidiary of an overseas parent in the North of England.


To submit an nomination, please contact Siobhan Barlow at Don't Panic on 01706 828855 or email

2019 Awards Ceremony