Ten new stars of British business were crowned tonight at the annual Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards in London. The high-profile event, attended by more than 800 guests from the City, recognises the talent and achievements of smaller quoted companies and entrepreneurs in the marketplace. So, who came out on top?
Last night saw the annual Grant Thornton Quoted Company awards take place at the Natural History Museum in London. This prestigious event, now in its seventh year, is aimed at smaller quoted companies and entrepreneurs, recognising their achievements in the UK marketplace.
Finance directors aren’t normally the face of the company, or even seen as big names of the business world, yet it’s often the case that they are the beating heart of a successful company. Our recent What makes an outstanding FD? report, researched in conjunction with Directorbank, highlights that it’s time their worth is recognised. We also interview three directors – including Directorbank’s MD John Pearce (below) who talks about the growing importance of the finance director’s role .
The results are in for the 2009 Corporate Governance Review - is it job done for the FTSE 350?
- Companies comply with, on average, 91% of the Code’s provisions
- 68% of those who choose ‘explain’ now give more informed disclosure to support their non-compliance
- Of those who ‘explain’, 75% are compliant with all but one or two Code provisions
- 66% of the FTSE 350 produce a separate corporate responsibility report
As the proud headline sponsor of the Quoted Company Awards awards since 2005, Grant Thornton is pleased to announce that the 2010 awards have been re-titled as the Grant Thornton Quoted Company Awards.
The ceremony will be held in London on 29 January and here are details of the shortlist…