Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Picking the Best of the Bosses

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Picking the Best of the Bosses

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Byline: KAREN McLAUCHLAN

THE cream of the North-east's business community will be honoured later this month.

Now in their 28th year, the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards turn the spotlight on outstanding individuals who a making a real different to the world of work in our region.

This year's event will take place on Thursday, November 17, at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. The awards are run by the Evening Gazette and its sister paper, The Journal, in Newcastle.

They will seek to find the top executives from the three sub-regions of the North-east - Teesside, Tyneside and Northumberland and Durham and Wearside - who will then go on to compete for the title of North East Business Executive of the Year 2011 which will be presented at the gala dinner.

There will be a separate trophy for the North East Young Business Person of the Year, who must be aged 30 or under.

There is also a Lifetime Achievement award made on the night, plus a Non-Executive Director of the Year Award.

Guest speaker at this year's award dinner is James Timpson, chief executive of the family business Timpson based in Manchester Last year's executive of the year Stewart Smith, of Ramsdens Financial, the Teesside winner, came top after beating off the challenge from Tyneside and Northumberland winner Andrew Esson and Tony Cleary, founder of the Stanley-based Lanchester Wine Cellars, for the Durham and Wearside category.

But who will win this year's top titles? Find out on November 17.

There's still time to book your tickets for the event, visit www.nebusiness.

co.uk/businessexec or contact Lesley Hampson, events manager on 0191 201 6435 or email lesley.

hampson@ncjmedia.co.uk The shortlist TODAY we reveal the names of the top business people in the region who have made it on to the shortlist for the North East Business Executive of the Year Awards 2011.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards dinner on November 17 at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park. …

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