NEAA 2018 Award Winners

Companies and Individuals Shortlisted for NEAA 2019 Annual Awards

Fourteen outstanding nominees have been shortlisted for the second North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) Annual Awards which will take place next month.

14 January 2019, Sunderland, UK. The NEAA is delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for the NEAA 2019 Annual Awards. The NEAA Awards 2019, sponsored by MAKE it Sunderland, are designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of companies and individuals within the North East automotive sector and help further raise the profile of this remarkable industry.

The winners will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner taking place on Friday 1st February 2019 at the Roker Hotel, Sunderland.

Outstanding Contribution Award, Sponsored by MAKE it Sunderland

Graham Bagley, Nissan Europe Construction Manager

John Barnett, Operations Director, Calsonic Kansei North East

School Engagement Award, Sponsored by Invest South Tyneside

Calsonic Kansei UK Ltd

Unipres (UK) Limited

Geoff Ford Apprentice Award, Sponsored by Gateshead College

Kaylee McNally, Arlington Automotive

Sophie Messner, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd

Graduate Award, Sponsored by NEAA

Daniel Taylor, Arlington Automotive

Jane Langton, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd

Innovation Award, Sponsored by University of Sunderland

Lear Corporation Sunderland Foam Plant

Lear JIT Sunderland Seating

Business Competitiveness Award, Sponsored by Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK)

Adient Seating Ltd

Lear Corporation PTY

SME Company of the Year Award, Sponsored by RTC North

Hyperdrive Innovation

Tomlinson Hall

Paul Butler, chief executive officer of the NEAA said: “We were delighted with the quality of entries this year and it was pleasing to see new companies and individuals come forward. The judges have had some difficult decisions to make as all applicants clearly demonstrated their passion, contribution and commitment to the regions automotive sector.

“I look forward to celebrating with all nominees and the wider North East automotive sector at the upcoming awards dinner on 1st February.”

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