Top finance award for Director Nick Edwards
Nick Edwards, a Director of Scarborough Borough Council has been honoured with a special award for an individual’s contribution to Yorkshire in the county’s Finance Director Awards.
The awards are the most prestigious accolades available to top finance directors in Yorkshire and the event brings together professional communities to recognise their key contributions and exceptional performance.
The judges recognised the prominent role Mr Edwards has had in the transformation of the Yorkshire coast during his time at Scarborough Borough Council and his pride in everything that has been achieved in the area. They spoke very highly of him and said that he was “one of the most inspirational characters they had met in the 15 years of the awards” after his “passion for Yorkshire” and the Borough of Scarborough became clearly evident during the judging process.
Reflecting on his achievement, Mr Edwards said:
"While I am humbled to have won this award and very proud of the part I have played in the transformation of our borough and the financial management of the council throughout the last decade, this is also an award for all those colleagues and partners that I have worked with during that time. By pulling together with a ‘can do’ attitude, we face challenges head on, make the most of opportunities available to us and focus on making our ambitious plans a reality for the benefit of the whole borough."
Cllr Derek Bastiman, Leader of Scarborough Borough Council said:
"I am delighted that Mr Edwards has been recognised in this way, which is without doubt a very significant and well deserved personal achievement. It also reflects positively on the hard work other officers and councillors put in to deliver major developments and community based initiatives, while at the same time ensuring responsible financial management facilitates the protection of vital public services."