Congratulations to Chris Jones and Jade Bennett from our Finance Team for Being Shortlisted for the MAT Finance Awards!
Needless to say, 2021 has been quite a year!
As our Trust has continued to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our colleagues across every department have pulled together to keep us up and running and providing our usual top-quality service. We’re immensely grateful and proud of the work everyone has put in throughout the year.
Our Finance Team is an excellent example of just how hard our colleagues have worked over the past couple of years, and we’re delighted that our very own Chris Jones and Jade Bennett were shortlisted last week in their respective categories for the MAT Finance Awards!
Chris Jones, our Head of Finance, was shortlisted for the MAT Finance Leader of the Year award. Starting his role here as a Financial Controller way back in 2016, Chris has twice been promoted at TWHF, and what a difference he has made! From overhauling our schools’ accounting systems, to overseeing the recruitment and development of his team members, Chris has excelled since day one, and we’re thrilled to see his hard work recognised.
And alongside him, Jade Bennett, our Senior Management Accountant, was shortlisted for the MAT Rising Star of the Year award. Since joining TWHF in the summer of 2016, Jade has become an invaluable part of our central finance team, and has shown incredible determination throughout the pandemic - even travelling more than 30 miles to pass her CIMA exam!
The MAT Finance awards recognise outstanding and innovative work in multi-academy trusts across the UK, and while we just missed out on bringing the awards home, we’re incredibly proud to see two of our own shortlisted for such an achievement.
We hope you’ll join us in congratulating Chris and Jade, and we can’t wait to see what the New Year will hold for them both!