learndirect’s CFO comes out on top at Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards

learndirect’s Chief Financial Officer Roger Peace was last night celebrating after scooping  the outstanding achievement award at the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards.

Roger was praised by the judges for his role in the sale of learndirect last year and managing its move from a not-for-profit organisation to a commercial company.

A dinner was held at Rudding Park in Harrogate where Roger received his award alongside seven other winners from across the region.

The event was attended by more than 130 people from the Yorkshire business community and was hosted by David Parkin, founder and director of TheBusinessDesk.com.

David Buckley, senior partner at Ernst & Young in Yorkshire, said: “It is important to recognise the achievements of Finance Directors in Yorkshire and the role they play in a company’s success. Businesses are facing new challenges as they compete in highly competitive markets both at home and overseas and Finance Directors have an important role to play in helping shape the strategic direction.”