The most prestigious awards programme for the UK's best finance directors and their service providers. Created by Real Business in 2004, the awards are held in association with ICAEW and supported by the CBI.

2014 Winners

Hosted by the fantastic comedian and actor Marcus Brigstocke @marcusbrig

Marcus Brigstocke


The FDs' Awards

Recognising role-model finance directors in UK-based businesses.


FTSE FDs' Awards

Based on financial research conducted with Jordans and testimonials from CEOs (No self-nominations in this section).

FDs’ Satisfaction Survey

FDs’ Excellence Awards (for service providers)

The ultimate test of service excellence, determined by the votes of more than 1,800 FDs in our annual Satisfaction Survey. These awards recognise accounting firms, banks, technology providers and other suppliers and advisers. We will also be recognising outstanding Bank Managers.

The Night

The glittering awards ceremony brings together CFOs and FDs from FTSE firms and private businesses, FDs of the future and the UK's very best service providers.

Regularly attended by senior government ministers, this is a memorable evening with Britain's best financial talent.



  • 19.00 - Champagne reception
  • 19.45 - Welcome speeches
  • 20.00 - Dinner
  • 21.00 - The FDs' Excellence Awards
  • 23.00 - Cash bar
  • 01.00 - Carriages
  • Dress code - Black tie