North East Times welcomed over 100 attendees at BALTIC last month for the inaugural Impact Awards, powered by Sunderland College, to celebrate individuals based in the region who have made a significant mark on the North East. Winners included Jim Mawdsley (CEO – Generator), Lesley Spuhler (CEO – Foundation of Light), Neil Herron (founder and CEO– Grid Smarter Cities), Steve Parkin (CEO – Mayborn Group), and John Savage (managing director – Flame Heating Group). Attendees from the region’s business community were the first to receive a copy of the Impact Issue – with Outstanding Impact Award winner Lesley Spuhler, CEO of SAFC Foundation of Light, on the cover. Thank you to event sponsors – Sunderland College, SEAO Talent Partners, St James’ Square Law Firm, Motel One, North East England Chamber of Commerce and Projector