North East Times’ Impact Awards returns for its second year to celebrate those individuals who have made a significant mark on the North East in 2019.
Five categories (finance, global, regional, profile and innovation) will acknowledge those based in the North East who have made an impact in a variety of ways.
People can nominate individuals for each category via a simple three-question form available on the North East Times’ website.
Three shortlisted nominees for each category will be invited to take part in an exclusive interview and photoshoot in November, which will appear in North East Times’ December 2019 issue and shared across our digital channels.
North East Times will hold an exclusive event at Wylam Brewery on December 4, 2019, where the five Impact Award winners will be announced, alongside one overall Impact Award winner.
This award will recognise an individual who has led a company or organisation to financial success over the past 12 months [or previous Financial Year]. As well as the relevant statistic information (profit and turnover), we will be asking how these financial results have been achieved and key decisions made.
2018 winner – John Savage (managing director, Flame Heating Group)
This award will honour someone who has made a significant impact internationally over
the past 12 months. We will be asking about their company/ organisation’s global footprint, how this has developed over 2018 and how this has been achieved.
2018 winner – Steve Parkin (CEO, Mayborn Group)
This award will be given to an individual who can demonstrate the use of exceptional innovation in 2018. We will be looking at the inventiveness of their ideas, their use of technology and the impact – or potential impact – of their product or service.
2018 winner – Neil Herron (founder and CEO, Grid Smarter Cities)
This award will recognise a person who has used their profile to promote the North East or has helped to foster debate on key issues affecting the region.
2018 winner – Jim Mawdsley (CEO, Generator and Digital Union)
This award will be given to an individual who is deemed to have made the greatest impact on the North East. This may be by job creation or economic investment, or someone who has – or has led a company – that has impacted the quality of life of those living in the local community in a significant way.
This award will be given at the December 4, 2019 event. It will be given to the category award winner who is deemed to have made the biggest overall impact.
2018 double winner
Lesley Spuhler (CEO, SAFC Foundation of Light)
Nomination and judging process:
People will be asked to nominate individuals (NOT companies or organisations) via a simple form on the North East Times’ website. Individuals can be nominated for multiple categories but separate forms must be filled out.
The deadline for all nominations will be September 25, 2019.
The judging process will take place in mid-October. The panel will include members of the North East Times and invited guest judges (TBC).
To nominate an individual, please fill out the relevant form below, before September 25, 2019.
The shortlisted nominees will be informed by late-October 2019 and must be available to attend a photo shoot at Mayfield Studio in Newcastle on one of the following days
November 4 (10am-2pm)
November 7 (2-5pm)
November 11 (10am-2pm)
The nominee package will include:
A photo shoot with North East Times lead photographer Chris Owens.
A one-on-one interview with North East Times’ editor, Alison Cowie, to appear in the December issue and shared online.
A filmed interview by North East Times’ film-maker Andrew Lowe to be shown at the Impact Awards event and shared via digital channels.
A VIP invite to the Impact Awards event.
Bespoke marketing materials to promote their shortlisted status.
Terms and conditions –
Shortlisted nominees will be informed by late-October and must be available to attend a photo shoot at Mayfield Studio.
Nominees must be individuals NOT companies/organisation and be based in the either Tyneside, Wearside, Durham, Northumberland or the Tees Valley.
Individuals can be nominated for multiple categories but separate forms must be filled out.
The deadline for all nominations is September 25, 2019.
Terms and conditions apply and the editor’s decision is final.