Innovative, ambitious mid-sized companies are increasingly recognised as the engine for the UK’s economic growth, employing 23% of the region’s workforce and delivering 31% of its revenue. For the third year, accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP is running its Central South Mid Market campaign, to celebrate its achievements. Already mid-market companies have been recognised during the 2017 campaign for international success and profit growth.
This year for the first time, BDO is partnering with CMA Recruitment Group to discover what it takes to be a successful finance director in a growing mid-market company, and to identify the most talented and high achieving among them.
Privately-owned companies turning over between £10 million and £300m and based in the Central South, are invited to nominate their finance directors for the new award. The deadline for entries is September 22, 2017.
These top performers will then be announced and shortlisted for the Central South Mid Market FD of the Year. The winner will be announced at a gala dinner in February 2018, alongside the Central South Mid Market Company of the Year.
Malcolm Thixton, lead partner at BDO Southampton, explained: “Rapid developments in technology and regulation, the growth of populist politics, an uncertain future relationship with the EU and opportunities for a whole raft of new trade deals across the globe, mean that many of the boundaries that once shaped business are disappearing altogether. This means the role of the FD continues to evolve, becoming ever-more strategic, value-driven and future-focused. We want to recognise those future-fit FDs embracing this change.”
Richard Dibden, commercial director at CMA Recruitment Group added: “We will be looking for exceptional performance in a number of areas, including leadership and management skills, contribution to the performance and growth of the business, and a passion for business and making a wider contribution to the community.”
Finance directors may be nominated by their company, professional adviser, bank or they may enter themselves for the award. Email Cheryl.email@example.com or richard.dibden@cmarecruitment.