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North East Accountancy Awards 2013 - Winners Announced!

Jun 18, 2013

Massive congratulations to all 12 winners of the Nigel Wright North East Accountancy Awards 2013!

Last week saw 400 of the region's most influential finance and accounting individuals and companies attend the 7th annual North East Accountancy Awards at Hilton NewcastleGateshead. The evening, hosted by BBC Look North's Carol Malia, proved to be a huge success in celebrating the very best of North East accountancy and finance.

Our deserving winners of the 12 award categories include:

Accounting Technician of the Year - Gemma Waugh, Avec Partnership Ltd

New Accountant of the Year - Paul Batchelor, The Sage Group

Accountant of the Year - Graham Thomson, Quantum Pharmaceutical

Business Finance Team of the Year - Balfour Beatty Worksmart

Tax Advisor of the Year - Paul Price, KPMG LLP

Corporate Finance Deal of the Year - PwC

Independent Firm of the Year - Evolution Business & Tax Advisors LLP

Public Sector Finance Team of the Year - Cleveland Police

Finance Director of the Year - Michael Brodie, NHS Business Services Authority

Branch of the Year - PwC

Accounting and Finance Employer of the Year - NHS Business Services Authority

The Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Title Sponsor, Nigel Wright Recruitment, was awarded to Robert Forrester.

The After Dinner Keynote for the evening was delivered by Paul Walker, former CEO of The Sage Group, who shared his experiences of his time with The Sage Group, how business has evolved in such a short time, and the digital age.

The Awards also managed to raise a recording breaking £6,380 for Supporting Charity, The Sunshine Fund, with Barclays also generously offering to fund match.

Once again, congratulations to all the winners and a massive thank you to all of the sponsors involved in the 2013 Awards.

We will see you next year for the North East Accountancy Awards 2014! 

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