Acquisition International is once again proud to host our renowned Global CFO Excellence Awards, with the ambition to reward the commitment, innovation and determination of the world’s best finance pioneers.
In today’s complex economic environment, it is crucial for the world’s leading businesses and enterprises to be represented by only the best in financial leadership.
Recent years have seen the role of the CFO evolve, and financial leaders are now expected to be fully equipped with skills ranging from portfolio management and capital allocation, to investor communications and business pragmatism.
CFOs are notable for driving the direction of their organisations, using their expertise to steer the company in the right direction in today’s challenging economic landscape. Ensuring a company’s financial security is at the forefront of a CFO’s mind, and only the best can ensure that their strategies steer the ship in the right direction.
In order to cast a spotlight on the world’s leading financial figureheads, we at Acquisition International will ensure that no stone is left unturned throughout our selection process. Through our merit-driven approach, each nominee will be assessed purely on their commitment and excellence and only the most-deserving will be awarded one of Acquisition International’s prestigious accolades.
What will determine an award-winning CFO? Our team will assess parties based on a criteria that helps to distinguish the best – this will include:
Strategy – How well does the CFO influence the business, what do they bring to the table and how is it implemented?
Leadership – A crucial part of the role is to influence the future of the company. A vital part of an award-worthy CFO is their ability to positively impact the growth of a business, support investments, and capital market financial strategies.
Stimulation – CFOs can stimulate a business, ensuring its affairs are conducted with utmost efficiency with innovative business improvement initiatives and cost-effective solutions.
Confidence – Working to protect the vital assets of the company, an award-winning CFO will ensure compliance with financial regulations, and communicate value and risk issues effectively.
Winning a Global CFO Excellence Award will provide you with the evidence you need to prove that beyond doubt, you stand out from the crowd. Enhancing your victory with visual reminders, allows for the promotion of your brand to extend even further, which in turn can attract new employees and new clients looking to work with the best in the industry.
Receiving third-party recognition helps to boost the reputation of your brand and the trust in the products and services you offer.
The programme is open to all CFOs from all regions and backgrounds – regardless of the size of the firm they belong to.
Nominated by clients, peers and fellow professionals, voted for by our subscribers and agreed by our industry experts, the Global CFO Excellence Awards will again be an accurate representation of the best in the business.
So, if you know of, or are, a CFO that is interested in competing with the world’s best, then please feel free to take part via the nomination form, or reach out to Steven Simpson, the Awards Coordinator for further details!
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
"As a freelance business adviser, it was a fantastic feeling just to be noticed amongst all the other larger consulting firms in the UK.
I’ve used the award in a number of ways already: to assure clients that they are, and are continuing to, work with recognised excellence; and to assure my parents that their son didn’t turn out all that badly after all!
"This recognition has also meant that my credibility when submitting evidences and ideas to inform future government policy and wider business support practices is enhanced. It’s offered me a great excuse to rekindle relationships with lapsed colleagues and network contacts who reached out to congratulate me on this achievement."
Adrian Ashton – www.adrianashton.co.uk
"Winning an award is a third-party endorsement of your capabilities and should be highly treasured and promoted.
"AI Global Media have gone out of their way to help me promote the award, they have taken the awards to the next stage, it is not a bye-bye when you have the certificate but a concentrated effort to ensure that your achievements reach a wider audience. Our award has been seen on all the social media platforms, by clients and competitors, friends, and family. The logo is on every email we send out and all of this is due to the encouragement of the team at AI.
"The award has endorsed our capabilities, made people think more seriously about our work and most importantly has influenced our bottom line. People are more likely to trust an award winner and accept that if you employ an award-winning agency there is a cost for this extra layer of professional advice."
Tricia Topping, Carlyle Consultants - www.carlyle-consultants.com
"I am the deputy managing partner of Danubia Patent & Law Office, an IP Boutique Law firm in Budapest Hungary and have been working with AI for several years.
"They gave me time to make the publication, however, owing to my involvements in other cases I sent the material in the very last moment.
"The staff at AI were still friendly and made a wonderful editing job, as well as leaving time for me to read and approve it.
"The article was published, and they did a good job, especially in comparison to comparable offers.
"I was more than satisfied with how the how the staff works and reported my pleasant experience to my partners. We will utilize these friendly services in the future."
Mihály Lantos, Danubia Patent & Law Office - https://www.danubia.com/
"We always have a great experience working with AI Global, they are easy to communicate with, organised and very professional. Thanks for your continued hard work!"
Hannah Wharton, Waldeck Consulting - https://www.waldeckconsulting.com/
"We have worked with AI since about year one and it has been a pleasure every time. They do great work and have a very fast response time."
Stephan Roider, Roider IP - http://www.roider-ip.de/en/home/
"We have been working with AI Global Media for a number of years, they have always been great to deal with, very flexible and we are always happy with the final article."
Michael Brown, Geo-Environmental Services Limited - https://www.gesl.net/
"From the moment of first contact Al Global we very professional timely in all communication, and very responsive when I asked questions. It was a pleasure to work with them and hope the relationship can continue in future years."
Paul Hardiman, Quality Partner Limited - https://qualitypartner.co.uk/
"We have had two articles published in AI magazine and have found the copywriting and graphic design to be of a high standard. They are responsive, and open to feedback, which is great when trying to ensure the right message is published.
"The PDF copies of articles are great for handing out at exhibitions and the link to the online article provides a quick and easy way to impress a new client."
Michael Coates, Protostar Leadership Development LTD - https://www.protostar-uk.com/
"AI Global were easy to work with and provided a smooth process."
Oliver Tregoning, JM Finn - https://www.jmfinn.com/
"Stiltz has enjoyed some great exposure on the back of our recent spotlight article in AI. It’s been a great morale booster and the perfect platform to highlight all the great work the team here at Stilz have done. Not only have we experienced an increase in web traffic, but some positive communications from clients, old and new.
"A great team and a really professional outcome, I’d thoroughly recommend them."
Chris Ainscough - ELF Productivity Ltd - https://www.timeandattendance.co.uk/