Thanks to our partners for their involvement and support with the Northern Finance Director Awards


BHP is one of the largest independent firm of chartered accountants in Yorkshire, providing high-quality assurance, advisory, corporate finance and tax services.
Our size and our people are our strength. As an Accountancy Age Top 40 firm with more than 450 people, including 37 partners across five offices, we’re large enough to handle complexity, yet small enough to build trusted relationships ensuring we never lose sight of our clients’ needs and challenges.
As a certified Great Place to Work, we pride ourselves on our positive culture and being a supportive workplace that places the wellbeing and future success of our people at the forefront of what we do.
We’re proud of our Yorkshire roots and enjoy working with many of the county’s top owner managed businesses, but we think globally enabling us to offer advice on an international scale.

Michael Page

Page Group employs over 6,500 people globally in 37 countries and is recognized as one of the premier recruitment brands in the world delivering hires at all levels through its 4 brands, Page Personnel, Michael Page, Page Executive and Page Outsourcing.

Our roots though started in the UK in 1976 with the Michael Page Finance brand and this quickly expanded nationally, coming in to the North of England with offices in Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle – and we have supported the Northern region with hires at all levels now for over 40 years – Michael Page Finance being the first business to open in each new office.

Page Executive has equally established a highly respected and successful brand and are now the 4th largest executive search company in the UK, and places more Finance Director’s UK wide, than any other business.

For more information, visit the PageGroup website.


Translink Corporate Finance is a world leader in specialised mid-market corporate finance advisory deals. Founded in 1972, with over 300+ experts across 35+ countries on six continents. We get the deal done by building connections that count. Our highly experienced and capable senior teams aim to deliver a seamless deal experience where we partner with you at every touch of the journey. Our scale, reach and local knowledge is our critical differentiator, along with our formidable footprint.

As one of the first investment banking boutiques executing cross-border M&A between Europe and the UK, Translink Corporate Finance has been a leader in the field for 50 years. We have developed a truly global football and everything we do is underpinned by our unique culture and values.

BHP Corporate Finance rebranded to Translink Corporate Finance UK in 2023, having been a member of the group since 2019. We still advise on and support UK deals as well as being able to identify and enjoy high quality and nuanced engagement with global buyers and investors to further cement global and cross-border deals.


Barclays is a British universal bank that values the big picture. Supporting businesses turning over more than £6.5m pa, Barclays Corporate Banking has the banking excellence you’d expect with the data and insights you don’t. We look beyond banking to help you see what really matters. Through our dedicated sector and regional specialists, and the power of the wider Barclays network, we can act on those insights together. We can provide you with innovative financing solutions that help you achieve a more expansive, better-connected future for your business. See things differently with Big Picture Banking at Barclays.

For more information, visit the Barclays’ website.

Hill Dickinson

We’re a leading commercial law firm with over 1000 people, including over 200 partners and legal directors, spanning operations in Birmingham, Hong Kong, Leeds, Limassol, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Monaco, Newcastle, Piraeus and Singapore. Established in 1810, originally specialising in maritime law, we have been providing expert legal advice for centuries,

As a full-service firm, we support clients throughout the life cycle of their business – at every stage, from startup right through to multi-million-pound sales, and everything in between.

Whether you’re looking to bring a product to market, raise capital, lease premises, draw up employment contracts, protect your assets, incorporate your business or merge with others, we’ve got you covered. We’ll support you through tough times too, taking the weight off your shoulders during commercial disputes and contentious matters.

We’re also a longstanding provider of legal services to the health sector and we’re home to one of the legal world’s largest and most respected maritime and shipping practices.

Our clients include multinational companies, major corporations, the NHS, UK plcs, UK and foreign banks, financial institutions, public sector bodies, investors, educational establishments, institutions, private individuals and professional bodies.