Wilkinson woman wins national award

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Worksop-based Wilkinson are celebrating after their financial director was reocgnised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Clare Needham fought of competition from across the country to claim the ‘FD of the Future’ prize at the 2013 FDs’ Excellence Awards.

Ms Needham manages Wilkinson’s commercial finance department, and also sits on the board of new design agency W’Innovate.

Judges praised her at the awards ceremony, saying she is ‘full of character.’

They added: “She is very committed to doing business in an ethical way and ‘doing things right’.

“She understands the need to create and develop successful and sustainable businesses, and create a place that people love to work.”

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 9th May at the London Marriott Hotel, and was hosted by comedian, BBC Scotland presenter and former accountant Fred MacAuley.