Jun 21, 2019

Business Insider Scottish Accountancy & Financial Technology Awards 2019


The Business Insider Scottish Accountancy & Financial Technology Awards annually recognise the work undertaken by accountants playing a vital role in ensuring the effectiveness of both private and public sector organisations.


Accountants going above and beyond in industry, innovations in the finance function and emerging leaders ‘shaking up’ the profession were among this year’s finalists.


Blackford were pleased to sponsor the Finance Director of the Year category which was won by Stuart Roberts, Robertson Group. With Roberts at the financial helm, family-owned Robertson Group has grown from £200 million to more than £750m turnover and from net debt to a strong net cash position through strategic treasury management, re-banking and restructuring - ensuring appropriate financing is in place to realise the group's continued strategic growth ambitions.


The judges highlighted Roberts' ability to blend the culture and demands of a family-owned business with strong financial discipline, leadership and corporate governance which shone through and underpinned a high growth phase for the group. His qualities as a highly visible Group FD with strong of emotional intelligence and humour to motivate, develop and retain a high performing team were also noted.


Over 250 guests enjoyed the prestigious, black tie ceremony hosted by ever-entertaining Fred MacAulay at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. The event also raised nearly £3,000 for Beatson Cancer Charity.


Business Insider Scottish Accountancy & Financial Technology Awards 2019 Winners:


  • Finance Director of the Year - Stuart Roberts, Robertson Group
  • Small Accountancy Firm of the Year - One Accounting
  • Emerging Finance Director of the Year - Thomas Gillan of Social Investment Scotland
  • Young Accountant of the Year - Ashleigh Mackay of EY Accountants
  • Tax Team of the Year - Skyscanner
  • Accountant of the Year - Beth MacLeod of PG Paper Ltd
  • Innovation in Accountancy - Airts
  • Emerging FinTech Company of the Year - WhisperClaims
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