The Region's Best Are Crowned at Top Awards; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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THURSDAY, June 4 saw North East's accountants being praised for their achievements at the third Nigel Wright North East Accountancy Awards.

The black-tie dinner, which took place at Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, was attended by more than 300 people from the region's finance and business community in a celebration of individual and team success in the financial sector.

Former BBC Look North presenter Wendy Gibson hosted the awards.

Each year the Nigel Wright North East Accountancy Awards supports a local charity and this year saw the turn of the Prince's Trust.

With the help of a silent auction and gift-aid envelopes, more than pounds 1,000 was raised during the evening.

Emma Fagan, of Benchmark Communications who organised the awards, said: " We really wanted to ensure this year upheld its reputation as being the best accountancy awards dinner in the North and I think we have." Mark Simpson, director of Nigel Wright's North East business, commented that it was reassuring that the finance community got behind the event, and proved that, despite difficult market conditions, individuals and teams were still able to produce great results. …


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