Shortlist 2023

The 2023 Public Finance Awards shortlist was announced on Tuesday 22 August, please see the full list below:

Sponsored by: Imperial Treasury Services

  • Finance Department, Westminster City Council
  • Finance Team, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Finance Team, West Northamptonshire Council
  • Purchase to Pay Team, Halton Borough Council
  • Staffordshire and Stoke Integrated Care System (Including Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent Council, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, NSCT NHS Trust and Staffs and Stoke Integrated Care Board)
  • Finance Department, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Finance Department, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Finance Team, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Finance Team, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Artillery Systems Cost Control Team, Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support
  • Benefit Payment Systems Group, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Finance Team, Companies House
  • Finance Team, Scottish Police Authority
  • Finance Team, UK Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) and Finance Business Partnering and Accounts Team of the Department for Business and Trade (DBT)
  • IGMR Cost Control Team, Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support
  • NHS Finance Team, Scottish Government

Sponsored by: CIPFA Penna

  • Natalia Cruz,Fajardo, Annual Managed Expenditure (AME) Forecasting and Expenditure Reporting Team, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Megan Densley, Corporate Reporting Analyst for Land Domain, Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support
  • Sophie Harris, Senior Financial Analyst, Companies House
  • Alexandra Mason, Financial Controls and Assurance Manager, FCDO Services
  • Morgan McIntosh, Assistant Finance Manager, Systems and Controls, London Borough of Barnet
  • Sam Russell, Group Finance Lead, Children’s Social Care, Manchester City Council

Sponsored by: Allen Lane

  • Evan Haselwood, Head of Strategic Finance, Companies House
  • Sharon Noble, Lead Finance Business Partner, London North Eastern Railway
  • James Smith, Assistant Director, West Northamptonshire Council
  • Children’s Leadership and Financial Management Team, Manchester City Council
  • Digital and Caseworker Team, ILF Scotland Care Schedule Portal

The winner of the Achievement in Financial Reporting and Accountability category will be announced at the Public Finance Awards on the 28 November 2023

Sponsored by: Shared Services Connected

  • 7 Force Commercial Services in the East of England, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk
  • Procurement Team, West Northamptonshire Council
  • Departmental Planning and Performance Team, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Risk and Resilience Team, ILF Scotland
  • Counter Fraud and Enforcement Unit, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough, Cotswold, Forest of Dean, Stroud and West Oxfordshire District Councils
  • Counter Fraud Services, NHS Scotland
  • Counter Fraud Team, London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Counter Fraud Team, Rochdale Borough Council
  • Internal Audit and Counter Fraud Team, City of London Corporation
  • Investigations and Prosecutions Team, London North Eastern Railway
  • Shared Anti-Fraud Service, London Borough of Enfield and London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • The Intelligence and Fraud Prevention Unit, Mandate Fraud Corporate Project, NHS Counter Fraud Authority
  • Internal Audit Team, London North Eastern Railway
  • MIAA
  • NAO HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Audit Team, National Audit Office
  • SWAP Internal Audit Services
  • The Internal Audit Network (TIAN)

Sponsored by: Norse Group

  • Asset Management Team, South Ayrshire Council
  • Police Uniform Project, 7 Force Commercial Services in the East of England, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk
  • River Roding Trust Tree Planting Project and Thames View Skatepark Revamp, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) and Clear Channel UK (CCUK)
  • Social Value Supplier Engagement Event, Northern Ireland Water
  • Social Value Through Procurement, Essex County Council
  • We are Creating a Brighter Future for Future Generations, Sellafield
  • Approval to Buy Solution (A2B Solution), Halton Borough Council
  • Automation of Financial Operations, Companies House
  • Ledger LIVE Connection System (MIRROR MIRROR), Forecasting Analysis Statistical Tool (FAST), Programmable Extract Transform and Load Tool (PETALS), Integrated Resource Intelligent System (IRIS), East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
  • London-Wide Pension Credit Take Up Campaign, Greater London Authority
  • Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • RPA for Goods Receipting Emails, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tableau Financial, London North Eastern Railway
  • TechnologyOne Finance System, West Lindsey District Council
  • WAVE Implementation, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • APEX Forms Project, Shared Services Connected
  • Ecospend, A Trustly Company
  • Finance Transformation Project Team, Shared Services Connected
  • Mastek with South Ayrshire Council
  • Quantexa with Cabinet Office and Public Sector Fraud Authority
  • Reconciliation Control Team, Shared Services Connected