Listed firm’s CEO to deliver keynote speech at ninth Yorkshire Business Masters Awards

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The chief executive of a listed firm is to deliver a keynote speech at TheBusinessDesk.com’s Yorkshire Business Masters Awards next month.

Douglas McCormick, the chief executive of Leeds-headquartered WYG, will speak at the black-tie event at The Queens Hotel on Thursday March 28 about how Yorkshire’s collaborative and ambitious approach is integral to the success and growth of business.  The shortlist for the ninth Yorkshire Business Masters Awards was revealed last month, with a wide range of businesses across the region being recognised for their achievements.

The prestigious awards, which this year has two new categories, will be hosted by BBC’s Danni Hewson. This year’s event is expected to attract around 300 individuals from across the business community and is sponsored by Reward Finance Group, Rahman Ravelli, Lupton Fawcett, Clarion, Armstrong Watson and Together Money.

McCormick was appointed CEO in 2017. With more than 30 years working in the construction industry, he holds a diverse portfolio of experience and a strong track record of cultivating lasting client relationships. His well-honed commercial and networking skills also enable him to excel at effectively managing across international boundaries. At WYG, he oversees operations and 1,600 staff in over 50 locations around the world, along with a growing network of 20,000 partners and associates.

“I’m delighted to be speaking at The Business Masters Awards in Leeds. The Yorkshire region is a vitally important market for WYG and an area that is thriving and shows great promise for the future of business in the UK,” said McCormick.

“Leeds city centre will become the new home of WYG’s headquarters this summer, putting us at the heart of the Leeds business community. This move is testament to our commitment and support of the region and an important part of our plans to target growth across the range of professional services we deliver for clients in the region.”

Prior to his role at WYG, McCormick served as chief executive of Sweett Group plc, managing £90m of revenue and 1,500 staff across 18 countries. During his tenure, McCormick brought about stability by creating significant value for shareholders. Previously, he acted as Group Managing Director at Rail – Atkins (UK), managing over £200m of revenue and over 1,700 staff across the UK, India, and China.

The shortlist for the ninth Yorkshire Business Masters Awards was revealed last month, with a wide range of businesses across the region being recognised for their achievements.

Winners of the prestigious awards, which this year has two new categories, will be announced at TheBusinessDesk.com’s black-tie awards dinner on Thursday March 28 at The Queens Hotel, Leeds,  hosted by BBC’s Danni Hewson. This year’s event is sponsored by Reward Finance Group, Rahman Ravelli, Lupton Fawcett, Clarion, Armstrong Watson and Together Money.

To book tickets for the Yorkshire Business Masters Awards 2019, click here. 

The shortlist was selected by an independent judging panel comprising of senior leaders. The awards evening will raise money for Leeds Community Fund, TheBusinessDesk.com’s chosen charity partner for the year.

Business Masters Awards 2019 Shortlist:

Newcomer

Cooper King Distillery
OTTY Sleep
Vet-AI
ixRM

Innovation

Cap hpi
Nexus Vehicle Rental
Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG)
Vet-AI
rradar

International Trade – Sponsored By Rahman Ravelli  

Diamond Dispersions
Quality Bearings Online
Sewtec
Sound Leisure
Kempadoo Millar Headwear

Investment

First Leeds
Mazars LLP
Advanced Dynamics
The Grand, York

Contributing to the Community

Cooper King Distillery
Corecom Consulting
Mandate Systems
Town Centre Securities
Clarion

Professional services

Mazars LLP
Squire Patton Boggs
Whitecap Consulting Limited
Grant Thornton
Clarion

Property Business. New for 2019. Sponsored by Together Money

Commercial Property Partners
Harworth Group
Muse Developments
S Harrison Group
Scarborough International Properties

Family Business. New for 2019. – Sponsored by Lupton Fawcett 

Fusco’s of Whitby
Platinum Print
SCX
Sound Leisure
The John Good Group

Small Business (up to 50 employees)

Lead Tech
North Brewing Co

Progeny Corporate Law
Quality Bearings Online
The Technology Group

Medium Business (51 to 250 employees) –Sponsored by Reward Finance Group

Avacta Group

Harworth Group
Nexus Vehicle Rental
SCX
rradar

Large Business (251+ employees) – Sponsored by Clarion 

Cap hpi
FMG
Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG)
The John Good Group
Tiffin Sandwiches

Fast Growth Business – Sponsored by Armstrong Watson  

Nexus Vehicle Rental
OTTY Sleep
Tiffin Sandwiches
The Technology Group
North Brewing Co

Ambassador of the Year
To be announced on the evening

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