ATS Euromaster Group Finance Director Rachel McMullen has won the UK Finance Director of the Year Award at the Business Finance Awards 2015.
McMullen’s achievements for the Birmingham-based company, which has more than 340 centres supplying tyres and vehicle maintenance nationwide, were recognised in the Blue Chip (companies with a turnover greater than £250m) category. The senior finance team was also nominated for the Finance Team of the Year.
McMullen says: “I was proud just to be shortlisted, but winning has been fantastic. The financial team at ATS Euromaster has been crucial and through this award I am thrilled that our efforts over the last five years have been recognised.”
The judging panel, comprising of senior figures from organisations such as Deloitte, the London School of Economics and Threadneedle Investments bestowed the award on McMullen for both her departmental achievements and her wider impact on ATS Euromaster as a whole. During her tenure as Group FD, she has been responsible for transforming the company’s finances but also for spearheading behavioural change across the business, firmly focusing on ATS Euromaster’s core values of expertise, outstanding customer care, honesty and ease of doing business.
Part of this has involved dramatically reducing company costs while simultaneously improving customer care, service and quality. She has also introduced new review processes that have set new standards for the finance team, leading to a strong, trusting relationship between the finance department and the senior ATS Euromaster management team.
Peter Allen, Managing Director, ATS Euromaster, says: “Rachel has made a crucial difference to ATS Euromaster and transformed our operations while enabling us to focus on delivering on our customer values. We are immensely proud that her achievements, and the achievements of her team, have been recognised by industry experts and we look forward to her continuing to drive our business to further success for years to come.”
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