Event / HFMA South West Branch: Annual conference 2023

10:30, 19 September 2023 – 14:30, 20 September 2023 Sandy Park Way, Exeter, EX2 7NN

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This two-day conference will bring together colleagues throughout the region to network, reflect, and learn, as we continue to navigate the ever-changing NHS environment. It is an opportunity to celebrate our successes and discuss our challenges.  We will have regional updates from Jeff Buggle and a national review from Simon Currie.  Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from forward-thinking motivational speakers Andy Grant and Donna Fraser OBE.

Motivational speakers

Donna Fraser OBE is an Olympian who has transferred her skills from the track to the boardroom as a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion. Donna is a 4 time Olympian and former 400m sprinter for Great Britain. She is also Head of Inclusion & Engagement for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Andy Grant has been through a lot, from losing his mother aged 12 to joining the Royal Marines, to active service in Iraq and Afghanistan, to being injured by an IED, Medically Discharged, and facing life as an amputee. Coming into these difficult situations has never stopped Andy, and only made him stronger.

Early bird tickets are available until 30 June. Please click here to book your tickets.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team please email [email protected]


The HFMA South West Branch will be hosting its Awards Ceremony at the South West Annual Conference 2023 taking place at the Sandy Park Conference Centre on the 19 of September.

The branch believes this to be a perfect opportunity to recognise local achievements, hard work and commitment from within the region and to be acknowledged and appreciated amongst colleagues and friends.

Each award will be judged by an appropriate panel which will include members of the South West Branch Committee. The judges will select a winning person or team whom matches the criteria and is in their view the best entrant.

Who can enter?

The Branch awards are open to all healthcare organisations within the South West region.


All entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 30 August. To enter please follow the link for the award you would like to create a nomination for:

Deputy Director of Finance Award

This award recognises both the support given by a deputy to their finance director and an individual's contribution to an organisation's financial performance and towards the improvement in healthcare locally or nationally.

  • Who do you wish to nominate?
  • What are their notable qualities?
  • What achievements do you what to acknowledge?
  • Do they contribute to any national or local networks?
  • 2 (or more) testimonies from colleagues inside or outside the organisation.

    Nominations supported by Director of Finance

    Deputy Director of Finance nomination form

    Finance Team of The Year Award

    This award looks to showcase the achievements of an outstanding finance team during the year.

  • Who do you wish to nominate?
  • What achievements do you what to acknowledge?
  • How were they achieved?
  • What 5 words describe your team?

    Nominations supported by Deputy Director of Finance or higher

    Finance Team of the year nomination form.


    Going the Extra Mile Award

    This award is to celebrate those who go above and beyond for the team and to help others and are willing to help with tasks in any capacity.

  • Who do you want to nominate?
  • What makes them invaluable?
  • What 5 words describe them?
  • 2 (or more) testimonies from colleagues inside/outside the organisation

Nominations supported by Head of Finance or higher

Going the extra mile nomination form


Professional Development Award

This award is for students of all ages, all levels and areas of study (postgraduate etc)


  • Who do you want to nominate?
  • Brief history of individuals NHS career to date
  • What personal development did they achieve?
  • Testimony on individual’s commitment to their studies and overall approach to their role


Nominations supported by Head of Finance or higher

Professional development nomination form


Outstanding Contribution Award

This award is in recognition of an individual’s outstanding contribution as a member of the NHS finance function.


  • Who do you wish to nominate?
  • Brief history of individuals NHS career to date
  • Details of notable achievements
  • What 5 words describe this person?
  • 2 (or more) testimonies from colleagues inside/outside the organisation


Nominations supported by Deputy Director of Finance or higher

Outstanding contribution nomination form


Membership type Early booker rate
(excluding VAT*)
Standard rate 
(excluding VAT*) 
 HFMA member £130£155 
 HFMA non-member £207 £255
 HFMA abated member £66£77 
 Accommodation price £130£130 

*All costs relating to the delegate ticket exclude VAT. Accommodation is NOT included in the rate quoted for tickets. Tickets can be purchased without accommodation; The HFMA sells accommodation on behalf of the venue.

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