Thursday, 28 November 2019

  6.30pm -12am, Queens Hotel Leeds

£110 +VAT per place | Table of 10: £1,000

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2018 Northern Leadership Awards Gallery




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Tel – 0113 394 4324 is launching the first-ever Northern Leadership Awards, supported by CMS.

The awards will celebrate the people and organisations across the North who are role models for their teams and raise the bar for their competitors.

It follows the success of the Yorkshire Leadership Awards last year.

The shortlist will showcase the best qualities of modern leadership – of inspiration, collaboration and empowerment – and the winners will be revealed at an awards dinner which will be a celebration of the transformational impact great leaders are having in our region here and now.

Mark Haywood from CMS said: “Leadership sets a vision, creates agendas and sees opportunities others might not see. Leadership in companies and organisations makes the difference between excellence and mediocrity or failure. Our companies in the North have that in abundance.”


Award Shortlist

Young leader (under 35)Sponsored by Leeds Trinity University  

Mike Anderson – Padoq

Kate Barnes – Utiligroup

Matthew Hemmings – Openreach

Louise Myers – CG Professional

Peter Sawrij – Thomas Coombs


Public and third sector leader

Nicky Chance-Thompson – The Piece Hall Trust

Richard Jeffery – Business Growth Hub

Dr Tony Lloyd – ADHD Foundation

Jodie McNally – EY Foundation

Janet Spencer – Turning Lives Around


• Emerging entrepreneur leader

Mike Anderson – Padoq

Paul Hallett – Vet AI

Paul Nicholson – Nicholson Group

Anna Sutton – The Data Shed


• Empowering potential leader

Taryn Edge – Linbrooke

Andrew Green – Hotel Indigo Manchester

Susie Holmes – PwC

Professor Barry Leahey –  Playdale Playgrounds

Janine Smith – The Growth Company


• Diversity and inclusion leader

Chris Madeley – Madeley Enterprises

Suzanne Robinson – EY

Sally Penni – Women in the Law UK

Alison Treliving – Squire Patton Boggs

Sarah Tulip – Women in Leeds Digital / Software Cloud

Chris Madeley – Madeley Enterprises

Suzanne Robinson – EY

Sally Penni – Women in the Law UK

Alison Treliving – Squire Patton Boggs

Sarah Tulip – Women in Leeds Digital / Software Cloud


• Professional services leader

Tim Halstead – Shulmans LLP

Steve Hunt – Steven A Hunt Associates

Shru Morris – Napthens LLP

Carl Newton – Myerson

Suzanne Robinson – EY

• Transformational leader – Sponsored by Absolute Commercial Interiors

Mark Cook – Sewtec

Gary Haynes – Utiligroup

Stephen O’Brien – Pure Technology Group

Michael Pemberton – BEC

Mandy Ridyard -Produmax


• Company leader (up to 100 employees)

Suzie Bogle – Breathing Space HR

Paul Corcoran – Agent Marketing

Keith Jackson – Brandon Medical

Zandra Moore – Panintelligence

Steven Nanda – Alpine Fire Engineers


• Company leader (100+ employees)

Paul Carter – Pure Retirement

Mark Flanagan – Shield Safety Group

Mark Lythe and Debbie Harrison – Pricecheck

Aldo Monteforte – The Floow

Paul Teasdale – Premier Technical Services Group


• Best leadership programme

Claire Bennett – Common Purpose

Dawn Duggan – GC Business Growth Hub


• Top 50 City Region leaders: Greater Manchester

Jenny Davies – M247

Dave McGoff and Declan McGoff  – McGoff Construction


• Top 50 City Region leaders: Leeds

Paul Carter – Pure Retirement

Greg Kane and Michael Giscombe – Conservatory Outlet

Paul Teasdale – Premier Technical Services Group


• Top 50 City Region leaders: Sheffield

Taryn Edge – Linbrooke

Mark Lythe and Debbie Harrison – Pricecheck

Rob Shaw – Jaywing


Overall leader – chosen from the award winners


Keynote speaker – Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, one of the BBC’s most senior female executives, will be the keynote speaker at the Northern Leadership Awards. She is in charge of 2,700 staff and is responsible for the BBC’s output in England across all platforms.

Thomas is committed to better serving the nations and regions, representing the diversity of the UK.  Her role is to provide strategic direction and overall leadership in England across all platforms.

In May 2019, she added management of the BBC’s flagship site in the North to her role.  Thomas hails from Yorkshire, lives in York, and is a passionate advocate of what the whole region has to offer the BBC and the creative industries in general.

She said: “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be in the north of England where there is so much going on, being pushed forward by fantastic leaders across a range of sectors. I’m looking forward to celebrating the achievements of many different leaders at the first Northern Leadership Awards in November.”



Attend the awards

The Northern Leadership Awards will showcase those individuals whose leadership is having a significant impact and delivering fantastic outcomes.

It promises to be a great event, bringing together some of the leading individuals and organisations from across the North and we would love to be part of the event, to network, to share and to be inspired.

We have negotiated preferential room rates with nearby hotels via our venue partner Jigsaw Conferences. If you would like to view available accommodation for the evening of the awards you can do so by following this link: