The Public Finance Awards feature 16 awards plus a Grand Prix overall winner.

The awards are divided into two sections, 15 categories for public sector organisations and individuals. These are FREE to enter and organisations may enter more than one category. One additional category ‘Solutions Partner’, is for those commercial organisations whose services and solutions support public sector organisations across public finance and governance. This carries a fee of £195 + VAT (standard rate).

Here are some tips to help you put together a successful submission. We’ve also made a few changes, so please read!

1) Review the entry form carefully and ensure the project you are putting forward is a good fit for the category

2) Keep your submission focused and concise – we’ve introduced more questions, but will be looking for shorter responses

3) Avoid jargon, especially if it’s specific to your sector or organisation – the judges reviewing your entry will have different professional backgrounds

4) Ensure the achievements you tell us about are backed up with evidence of impact

5) Do submit supporting material, such as annual reports, press clippings, testimonials, graphics or videos – but make sure these are relevant to your submission

1. Finance Team of the Year - Local Services

2. Finance Team of the Year - Health

3. Finance Team of the Year – Central Government and National Bodies

4. Public Finance Future Leader of the Year

5. Public Finance Leader of the Year

6. Achievement in Financial Reporting and Accountability

7. Alternative Service Delivery Model of the Year

8. Outstanding Procurement Initiative

9. Finance Training and Development Initiative

10. Good Governance, Risk Management or Prevention Award (New for 2020)

11. Outstanding Proactive Fraud Detection and Recovery (New for 2020)

12. Excellence in Public Sector Audit Award (New for 2020)

13. Pensions, Treasury and Asset Management Award

14. Sustainability Initiative of the Year (New for 2020)

15. Digital Finance Project of the Year

16. Solutions Partner

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