Congratulations to First Response Group co-founder Edgar Chibaka who scooped the High Growth Award at the Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards 2023 on Thursday 12th October!

The Yorkshire Finance Leaders Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional financial leadership in the region. They are a platform for showcasing the achievements of local Finance Directors and Chief Finance Officers and their teams, who are critical to the Yorkshire economy’s continued success.

This award comes hot on the heels of First Response Group being named finalists in the Growth Business of the Year category in the British Business Excellence Awards, the UK’s largest national business awards.

The winners were revealed at a black tie dinner at the Royal Armouries Leeds. The evening was compered by British sports journalist and former BBC Look North television presenter, Tanya Arnold, and racing driver Nicolas Hamilton entertained and inspired the guests with his keynote speech. Over 250 guests gathered to see the region’s most talented finance stars recognised and celebrated for their outstanding achievements and contribution to Yorkshire’s economic growth. Edgar was presented with his awards by Natalie Boswell of awards sponsors, Lloyds Banking Group and other category winners included Morrisons, Leeds Bradford Airport and Riva Homes.

Steve Wilson, business development manager at award c0-sponsors Aon Leeds, said: “These awards recognise, celebrate, and showcase the incredible talent we have in Yorkshire’s finance community. Once again, the standard has been incredibly high and I want to congratulate all our winners and those shortlisted.

“The region is home to the very best finance professionals who play a crucial role in steering companies through many, and in recent times, unprecedented challenges. I’m thrilled and privileged to celebrate our finance stars and recognise their contribution to the region’s business community.”

You can find the full list of winners here


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