Informed Solutions’ David Menon has been named Finance Director of the Year at this year’s FD Excellence Awards.
The Finance and Commercial Director, based at the Company’s Manchester headquarters, was recognised by a panel of industry peers and judges in the private company SME category. David’s key achievements include implementing a new global finance system that uses analytics and AI to deliver operational insights and help the business better prepare for and take up new market opportunities.
Now in their 14th year, the FD Excellence Awards are the UK’s most prestigious awards programme for private company finance directors. Held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on 1st May, leading finance directors and institutions were celebrated for their contribution to the growth and success of British businesses.
Speaking afterwards, David said he was thrilled to win the award and paid tribute to his colleagues for their support in helping deliver an ambitious change programme that has made the company more productive and better prepared to take up new growth and export opportunities.
“Picking up an award like this on the day of my first anniversary at Informed Solutions is amazing and I’d like to thank all my colleagues for helping me take this journey,” he said. “We’ve all made great progress over the last year and I’m so pleased to be working in an environment where new ideas are welcomed and where there is the will and commitment to effect transformational business change.”
Informed Solutions Global CEO Elizabeth Vega offered her congratulations to David, adding that he had implemented very challenging business improvements in highly ambitious timescales and thoroughly deserved his award.
“Finance directors are the unsung heroes of any successful business and we’re delighted that David is getting the recognition he deserves,” she said. “David represents a new breed of Finance Director that’s helped our company move to a future-facing model that’s agile, international and able to drive our growth ambitions. We’re genuinely delighted in how David has strengthened our Board and improved business performance.”