Finance Office Recognition Scheme

Finance is proud of its staff and the work it delivers for the University of Birmingham. The Finance recognition scheme aims to recognise exceptional staff performance through a self-led local rewards process. Such a scheme allows a greater number of staff to be recognised in some way throughout the year and not just at one event. It also means that great work, often completed ‘behind the scenes’, is noted and celebrated.

The Finance recognition scheme invites Academic Colleagues, Professional Services staff, students, and suppliers to nominate Finance staff whose performance reflects one of Finance’s core values, and should be recognised. Our Finance Values are


Nominations are reviewed by the Finance Leadership Group with Awards made quarterly. The nomination deadlines are listed further down this page. It is not unusual for one person to be nominated multiple times. If an individual is nominated for more than one award against different values and for different activities, then - if successful - they can be recognised for a maximum of two awards in one quarter. Awards are to be made for individuals only – team submissions should be celebrated through a Finance Blog post.

Award winners will receive a ‘Finance Award Winner’ pin and a £25 Amazon voucher, as well as a Recognition Card from the Finance Director. Award winners will also have the opportunity to discuss their nomination with members of the Finance Leadership Group at an Award Winners Lunch. This informal lunch will be scheduled every six months, and award winners from the previous two quarters will be invited to celebrate.

The winners will be communicated via the Finance Blog which will contain a short outline of the reasons behind the award.  Winners will also be recognised in All Staff Meetings / Finance Away-Days or other similar events which bring the team together, and where the successes can be celebrated.

The deadline for nominations over the current academic year are:

  • Friday 4th November 2022
  • Friday 6th January 2023
  • Friday 7th April 2023
  • Friday 7th July 2023
  • Your Name
  • Name of nominee



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