Winners of first ever Northern Leadership Awards announced at high profile event

The winners of our first ever Northern Leadership Awards have been announced at an awards night attended by business leaders and professionals.

Around 300 people attended the awards evening held in Leeds where the winners of our inaugural Northern Leadership Award were announced.

The event was compered by BBC political journalist Nina Warhurst.

The awards have been held in partnership with international law firm CMS and follows last year’s Yorkshire Leadership Awards.

TheBusinessDesk.com joint managing director Alex Turner said: “We are incredibly proud to be holding this event for the first time ever.

“Our shortlist and our winners showcase the best qualities of modern leadership – of inspiration, collaboration and empowerment.

“This was 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.”

The winners are:

Young Leader: Matthew Hemmings, Openreach

Public and Third Sector Leader: Dr Tony Lloyd, ADHD Foundation

Empowering Potential Leader: Taryn Edge, Linbrooke Services

Emerging Entrepreneur Leader: Anna Sutton, The Data Shed

Diversity and Inclusion Leader: Sally Penni, Women in the Law UK

Professional Services: Shru Morris, Napthens

Transformational Leader: Michael Pemberton, BEC

Company Leader up to 100: Zandra Moore, Panintelligence

Company Leader 100 plus: Aldo Monteforte, The Floow

Best Leadership Programme: Claire Bennett, Common Purpose

Top 50 City Region Leader Greater Manchester: Jenny Davies, M427

Top 50 City Region Leader Leeds: Paul Carter, Pure Retirement

Top 50 City Region Leader Sheffield: Mark Lythe and Debbie Harrison, Pricecheck

Leader of the Year: Taryn Edge, Linbrooke Services

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