Online vehicle remarketing company Copart UK has won the Senior Finance Leader of the Year Award at the 2019 Robert Walters Finance Awards.
The Awards, which were created in partnership between ICAEW, RSM, HSBC and specialist recruitment company Robert Walters, promote the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals within Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Essex and celebrate their contribution to the economy and employment in these regions.
Copart’s European Finance Director, Gavin Renfrew, was presented with the award for Senior Finance Leader of the Year – £100-£500m Turnover, which recognises individuals who have provided strategic direction to their company alongside a demonstrable legacy of delivery in financial performance, leadership and management.
Copart was also shortlisted for the Business Innovation Award and Rising Star of the Year Award, in which runner up Jonathan Simons, Head of European FP&A at Copart was highly commended for his individual passion, drive and delivery focus.
Copart has seen rapid and successful expansion across Europe, including significant growth in Germany and the acquisition of Autovahinkokeskus Oy, the largest motor salvage disposal company in Finland. Renfrew’s nomination emphasised his commitment to creating and developing a European Finance team with the right skills to support both the continued growth of the business and the personal development and career objectives of employees.
Gavin Renfrew said: “My focus has been on building finance teams for the future by introducing new roles across Europe, establishing our European Finance team in the UK and investing in training and development to ensure that the right skills are in place to support the continued growth of our business.” He added: “I am very proud to personally receive the award for Senior Finance Leader of the Year, which would not have been possible without the support of the Copart Finance team and all their hard work over the last year.”
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