The CIMA and Financial Management Awards, Thursday 25 November 2004

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Employer of the year (more than 500 employees) Sponsored by HAYS

Winner: Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is an outstanding example of what a CIMA Training Quality Partner can offer. The firm's Ignition programme includes soft skills training and experience at dealerships and assembly plants. Staff receive reviews, help with career development and CPD. David Smith, CFO, Jaguar Land Rover (left), and Derek Barnes, FD, Heritage Motor Centre (right), with Ross Hetherington, MD of Hays Accountancy & Finance.

Morgan Stanley and Procter & Gamble were highly commended.


Tutor of the year Sponsored by accounting web

Winner: Martin Taylor, BPP

The enthusiastic nominations of Martin Taylor's students focused on his sense of humour, the clarity of his explanations and his ability to bring interest to less exciting subjects. Taylor qualified with CIMA in 1985 and worked at Motorola and Orange before joining BPP in 1999. Taylor (left) with Hugo Vint, MD at Accountingweb, and Boris Johnson.

Tony Sweetman, of FTC, was highly commended.


Employer of the year (fewer than 500 employees) Sponsored by JOSLIN ROWE

Winner: The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

The IEE has not only developed innovative training schemes; it also provides excellent support mechanisms, career development and mentoring opportunities. The institute shows imagination and openness in its employee relations, involving CIMA employees in initiatives to drive strategy forward.

Ed Almond (left), head of planning at the IEE, with Christine MacDonald, manager for the accountancy and finance temps division at Joslin Rowe.


Contribution to management accounting

Winner: Professor Sir Andrew Likierman

Until very recently the government's chief accountant, Professor Likierman has been recognised for his extensive modernisation of public finances. He has been responsible for developing and implementing best practice in accounting standards in various forms, including the Cadbury committee on corporate governance. He is the author of many books and is a past president of CIMA.

Likierman (centre) with CIMA president Roland Kaye and guest speaker Boris Johnson MP.


Part-qualified of the year Sponsored by Michael Page

Joint winners: Guido Strampelli, Procter & Gamble, and Richard Smith, Amex

The excellent quality of entrants for this category led the judges to confer a joint first prize. Guido Strampelli generated double-digit growth in sales and his division's contribution to profit through zero-based budgeting. He also improved the financial awareness of the sales team by developing a ranking system for various conflicting objectives.

Richard Smith developed a new way to pay for everyday purchases such as petrol, groceries and fast food using contact-less communication technology called ExpressPay. Amex introduced ExpressPay on a plastic card in June. Smith was commended for his consistent and logical approach to launching the service.

Left-hand picture: Strampelli (left) with Gary Watson, MD at Michael Page. Right-hand picture: Smith with Watson. …