The seventh Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2014, sponsored by Capa, is set to be the industry’s landmark awards event once again following a record number of entries.
This year’s awards, to be held at the prestigious London Lancaster Hotel on 1 October, will see 181 finalists battle it out across 28 categories, including the prestigious Sabin Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Insolvency & Rescue Industry which will be announced on the night.
The full list of finalists in each category has been revealed, and can be read in full here.
There are several new categories this year, including an award for best use of technology, one recognising start-ups in corporate recovery, an award for the most innovative fundraising campaign of the year, and for the regional insolvency firm of the year.
The 2014 judging panel includes some of the biggest names in the world of insolvency and restructuring, including returning judges Myles Halley of Rcapital, David Kerr of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, Bob Pinder of the ICAEW, Kirstie Provan of Begbies Traynor and Christine Elliot of the Institute for Turnaround.
New judges include Giles Frampton of R3, Mark Sands of Baker Tilly, Jason Webster of Lloyds Banking Group, and Christina Fitzgerald of SGH Martineau. The full list of judges can be found here.
Insolvency News publishing director, Kamala Panday, commented further: “The 2014 shortlist highlights some great success stories and it is right to highlight the good and complex work this industry does in challenging commercial and individual circumstances to get fair outcomes for a range of stakeholders.
“This year we have introduced categories that demonstrate the good work the industry does in giving back via categories such as Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign. These awards recognise the full spectrum of the industry, from all the Big Four right through to small and medium firms represented through another new category – Regional Insolvency Firm of the Year.
“Well done to all our finalists.”