Shortlist is announced for the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s North East Business Executive of the Year .

The Journal has run the coveted awards in conjunction with our sister paper The Gazette on Teesside for more than three decades, highlighting the region’s brightest and most inspiring business leaders.

Now, ahead of the black-tie bash where the winners will be announced at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park , on November 9, we can reveal the shortlist for the awards, sponsored this year by wealth managers Brewin Dolphin.

The chosen top executives in three sub-regions – Tyneside and Northumberland , Durham and Wearside, and Teesside – will be crowned on the night and then go head-to-head for the title of North East Business Executive of the Year 2017.

There will also be a prize for young business person of the year and the non-executive director of the year.

The shortlist is:

DURHAM & WEARSIDE

Waterstons CEO Susan Bell
Waterstons CEO Susan Bell
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– Susan Bell, chief executive officer, Waterstons;

Kevin Brown, MD, Pacifica Group
Kevin Brown, MD, Pacifica Group
(Image: Pacifica Group)

– Kevin Brown, owner & group managing director, Pacifica Group;

Valda Goodfellow of Goodfellow and Goodfellow
Valda Goodfellow of Goodfellow and Goodfellow
(Image: Valda Goodfellow)

– Valda Goodfellow, managing director, Goodfellow & Goodfellow.

Tyneside & Northumberland

Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society
Andrew Haigh, Newcastle Building Society
(Image: Footprint PR)

– Andrew Haigh, chief executive, Newcastle Building Society;

True Potential managing director David Harrison
True Potential managing director David Harrison
(Image: Unknown)

– David Harrison, managing partner, True Potential;

Richard Waterhouse, CEO of NBS, outside the firm's offices in Newcastle
Richard Waterhouse, CEO of NBS, outside the firm’s offices in Newcastle

– Richard Waterhouse, chief executive, NBS.

TEESSIDE

Peter Abdale
Peter Abdale
(Image: Evening Gazette)

Peter Abdale, managing director, Transflex Vehicle Rental;

Chief executive of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Steve Bagshaw
Chief executive of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Steve Bagshaw
(Image: PR Agency)

Steve Bagshaw, chief executive officer, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies;

Vikki Jackson-Smith
Vikki Jackson-Smith
(Image: Doug Moody)

Vikki Jackson-Smith, chief executive, J&B Recycling.

YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON

Cathal Doocey
Cathal Doocey
(Image: publicity pic)

Cathal Doocey, owner, CPD Bodies

Phil Pallister, managing director of 0800 Repair Gas
Phil Pallister, managing director of 0800 Repair Gas
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Phil Pallister, managing director, 0800 Repair Gas Services

John Savage, managing director, Flame Heating Spares Ltd
John Savage, managing director, Flame Heating Spares Ltd

John Savage, co-founder and managing director, Flame Heating Group

Last year the main prize was won by Heidi Mottram, chief executive of Northumbrian Water. Prizes were also won by Roger Whiteside of Greggs , David Robinson, then of PD Ports, James Pennington from Viral Effect Ltd, Jonathan Ruffer of Auckland Castle, non-executive director Dr Alan Rutherford, and Paul Booth, who took the Lifetime Achievement Award.

This year’s event takes place in conjunction with main sponsors Brewin Dolphin and category sponsors Bond Dickinson, RSM, Muckle LLP, Newcastle University Business School and Teesside University Business School.

To reserve a table for the awards night, or for further information, go to www.chroniclelive.co.uk/businessexec or contact Lesley Hampson, events manager, on 0191 201 6435 or by email at lesley.hampson@trinitymirror.com.

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