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 2018
  • 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

Awards Ceremony