Ones to Watch awards launched for finance directors

July 25, 2011

From Bristol 24-7 –

Ambitious financial directors in the South West are being invited to put themselves forward for a prestigious new national accolade.

Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), the cost, purchase and supplier management experts with a number of operations in the region, have launched the initiative to identify the Ones to Watch in the profession across the country.

Staged in association with Financial Director magazine and, the accolades will celebrate the achievements of financial directors over the past 12 months – specifically those making a name for themselves in their respective companies.

ERA managing director Robert Allison said: “Ones to Watch has been designed to reflect the broadening requirements of today’s aspiring financial directors, who are operating in an increasingly competitive and changing business landscape, not to mention one of the harshest-ever economic climates in recent history. Consequently, FDs have an even greater role in setting the direction of the business and delivering on strategy.”

Some 20 Ones to Watch will be selected on the basis of what they have brought to their organisations in terms of leadership; sound financial planning; innovation; decisiveness; communication skills and clear operational improvement.

They will be invited to a celebratory lunch at the Private Room at Scott’s in Mayfair, London, in November. Nomination forms can be downloaded at and closing date is Wednesday, August 31.

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