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Join us for an evening of entertainment and celebration hosted by Andy Crane.
The CIM Northern Awards, now in its third year, will once again celebrate the insight, creativity and success of the northern marketing industry, the outstanding campaigns and the talent from across the region.
Drinks reception and networking is from 19:30, followed by a three-course dinner, awards presentation and live entertainment with the evening finishing at 00:00.
Crowne Plaza Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Congratulations to all our finalists.
Outstanding digital campaign that has successfully met objectives and delivered excellent results, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Halton Housing Trust
The very best in business to business communications, delivering ROI and demonstrating strategic and tactical thinking, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
More 2 Life
The very best in business to consumer communications, delivering ROI and demonstrating strategic and tactical thinking, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Campaign that has achieved outstanding results on a budget of £20,000 or less, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Harlands Accountants LLP
Outstanding campaign delivered by or on behalf of a public sector organisation, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
North Tyneside Council
Recycle for Greater Manchester
Outstanding marketing campaign, which was successfully delivered by or on behalf of a charity or not for profit organisation, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Shared Interest Society
A campaign that reflects excellent knowledge and understanding of its target audience, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Outstanding marketing campaign that has met objectives and delivered excellent results, that has either been conceived or delivered in the North of England.
Best northern based in-house marketing team, delivering on objectives and proving ROI.
Halton Housing Trust
Best northern based consultant or freelance marketer with proven results and testimonials from clients.
Best northern based agency with less than 10 employees, that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to marketing.
Best northern based agency with 10 or more employees, who can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to marketing.
This award will celebrate a talented and inspiring marketing practitioner who delivers outstanding work, is a role model and inspiration to colleagues and is respected by industry peers. This category is not open for entry. The winner will be selected by Recommended Agency Register and awarded on the evening of the awards ceremony.
Cath Ryan, Head of Brand & Advertising at JD Williams
Heike O'Leary, Group Marketing Director at Lookers plc
Richard Clark, Marketing Director at Boohoo.com UK Ltd
Emma Hunt, Marketing Manager at Vimto Ltd
Zoe Burns-Shore, Head of Marketing at First Direct Ltd
Paul Kirwin, Marketing Director at Pure Gym Ltd
This award will be determined by the student achieving the highest grade from those completing the CIM Diploma in the past year. This category is not open for entry.
This award will be determined by Diane Earles, Network Manager for CIM, recognizing the hard work of a volunteer member. This category is not open for entry.
This award will celebrate an individual who has given a lifetime of service to the marketing industry in the North. This category is not open for entry. The winner will be selected by CIM and announced on the evening of the awards ceremony.
There is no shortlist for this but the winner will be announced on the night.
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Andrew’s professional experience is in marketing, communications, leadership and change management. He has worked across a range of sectors including passenger transport, professional services, membership bodies and not-for-profit. He is a Chartered Marketer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
He specialises in working with other professionals to grow their marketing, communications and client management skills.
Until 2014 Andrew was Chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing; he is currently Chair of the European Marketing Confederation, an association of marketing professional bodies from across Europe. He is a member of the advisory board of the World Marketing Summit and holds a Scottish Government non-executive role at Registers of Scotland. Closer to home, he is Chair of the Board at Queen’s Hall Arts in Hexham and a member of the advisory panel of the North East Fund for the Arts.
Earlier he worked in the transport sector, including at Virgin Group as the first Commercial Director of its rail business. He led three teams through the transition from state to private ownership, in the privatisation of Britain’s rail network.
As an adviser to a range of organisations, Andrew brings his wide-ranging marketing and communications experience to bear. He has recently completed a long term assignment with a leading property consultancy to develop its business and marketing strategies. He has worked with professional membership bodies to review their business structures and is currently working with another to develop a strategic communications plan. In addition, he has advised the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs on marketing and its export programme.
Andrew lives in rural Northumberland, but can usually be found on a train or a plane somewhere in Europe or beyond.
Davide de Maestri FCIM and Chartered Marketer
Chair, CIM North West
Brand & Insight Director at Kenyon Fraser
Formerly Liverpool FC brand director, M&C Saatchi group account director and Saatchi and Saatchi group account director, Davide de Maestri is currently Brand & Insight Director at Kenyon Fraser, which he joined in September 2011.
David has more than 20 years of marketing and brand management experience under his belt, and has previously worked with a wide range of global brands such as Mars, Gillett, Silk Cut, British Airways and Mirror Group (UK).
Marketing Director, Lookers
A highly experienced international marketing and branding professional with a proven track record of achieving real results, locally and internationally. Heike is Group Marketing Director at Lookers plc, one of the largest motor retail groups in the UK. Previously she worked with brands such as adidas, Callaway Golf and the London based brand agency 20.20 to turn business growth ideas and marketing strategies into market reality and delivering profitable results to the bottom line, on time, on budget and on brand.
Heike holds an MA in International Marketing (Distinction) from the School of Business, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, a Postgraduate Degree in European Business and Marketing from the University of Greenwich, London and graduated with a BA in Economics. She is a German national and has worked in the UK, Europe, the US and Japan.
Charlie Nettle MCIM Chartered Marketer
Chair, CIM North East of England
Head of Marketing at North East Chamber of Commerce
After completing a degree in Business, Charlie went on to complete his masters, specialising in marketing communications. He has been in senior marketing roles since 2000 and began his career in the IT and education sector before joining the North East Chamber of Commerce in 2007.
As NECC approaches its 200th anniversary in 2015, Charlie is making it his personal mission to ensure that businesses in the region have a better understanding of the Chambers of Commerce and the role they play for businesses. As part of this, Charlie implemented a segmented membership model in 2011, which was recognised nationally by the British Chambers of Commerce in 2012 when Charlie was presented with the national award for Excellence in Membership Services. Other Chambers around the UK are now replicating this model.
He is also a non-Executive Director for the mental health charity, Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND.
B2B Managing Director, Tangerine
For nearly 20 years Sam has worked as a communications consultant to national and international businesses, helping them to develop creative strategies that transform brands and shape perceptions, thinking and behaviour. In 2011, she joined Tangerine to launch its B2B division, which has become one of the UK’s top B2B communications consultancies.
Sam has worked with huge multi-national organisations, challenger brands and start-ups across multiple sectors, from the built environment to professional services, to re-position brands, devise global award-winning campaigns, embed internal cultures, tackle deep-rooted perception problems and run teams across the globe. As well as playing a pivotal role in driving digital change in B2B communications, she has pioneered new ways for B2B brands to engage millennials and specialises in using audience and market insight to show the real business benefit of brand and communication strategies.
Alongside her role as B2B MD and board director at Tangerine, Sam is also a director of The Juice Academy, the UK’s first industry-led social media apprenticeship programme, which has trained over 150 young people since 2013.
Director and Principal Consultant, Ashmore Consulting Ltd
Allison is an experienced Executive and Non-Executive Director. For 24 years she worked for Northern Rock Plc building her career in Marketing, Business Transformation and HR having held executive positions as Marketing Director, Chief Operating Officer and HR Director. She played a key role in leading the bank through its restructure following the financial crisis in 2007.
She now has a portfolio career and runs a successful Consulting Company, Ashmore Consulting Ltd, specialising in Strategic Marketing, Business Transformation and People Development. She has several Non-Exec roles including South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, Business Support Board of the LEP, Smarterbuys, Totemic, Sunderland Business Improvement District and NSPCC. She sits on a variety of Advisory Boards across a range of sectors including Housing, Economic Development, Innovation and Financial Services.
Professor of Strategic Marketing Management, Associate Dean of Business and Engagement
Fraser has a proven leadership and management record, based on combining business acumen and academic experience, that has enabled him to engage with enterprise, students, academics and global stakeholders and hold roles in important leadership and management positions throughout his career. An international consultant, he has assisted over 250 businesses in more than 60 countries to implement successful start-up, international business expansion, marketing, branding and new product/service introduction strategies in industry sectors that vary from education to renewable energy, engineering, food and graphene. Fraser has worked with businesses that range from SMEs to multinationals as well as organisations such as the World Bank, USDA and EU as well as businesses including Nestle, Royal Numico, and the Bank of Montana. Since returning to academia as Professor of Enterprise in 2009, Fraser has demonstrated a substantial and sustained record of research excellence and achievements and been awarded funding from prestigious research councils such as the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (ESPRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and working with industry partners including Thomas Swan, Parker Hannifin, Renown Engineering, Modrec, R3 Graphics, TASS, Sage, UKTI, Nexus, Greggs, Northumbria Police and Sage.
He is part of a leadership team that has empowered Newcastle Business School to win the Time Higher Education Business School of the Year Award in 2015. Fraser has an ability to excel in innovative pedagogy, and has a sustained record of research supervision success (9 PhD/DBA students supervised to completion). He has been awarded best paper in several conference tracks, is recognised internationally for his business expertise, and acted as PI for 6 KTP projects. The 2014 REF Impact Case Study he authored was ranked as “world leading” or “internationally recognised” and played a significant role in ranking NBS as 3rd best in terms of impact performance across all units of assessment at Northumbria University.
As chair and host of the Academy of Marketing annual conference (July 2016), Fraser is building international esteem for Northumbria University. He is currently involved with business development and research in France, Hong Kong, Australia, Saudi Arabia and New Zealand, is a frequent keynote speaker, and is an invited advisory member for several international research events. Over the last 6 years Fraser has been the faculty’s leading generator of RGCI (Research Grant and Consulting Income).
Fraser has published over 150 journal articles, book chapters, referred conference papers or commissioned reports and is co-author of what is currently the most down-loaded paper in the Journal of Travel Research (ABS Listing 4).
Chartered Marketer, FRSA, FISMM, FSSSM, Life FIPFM, FCMI, MCIM, MCIPR, MIDDM, MCIJ, MICMC, MAM, Assoc.CIPD, AASP, Mifl/MSTL
Graham’s career background initially gave him experience in the textile and clothing industry from management trainee to IT Operations Shift Manager, and then to some thirteen years in BBC Television and Radio, including a large proportion of that time spent in senior managerial roles at Television Centre and Television Out-side Broadcasts in London. Head hunted into the IT sector as European Product Marketing Manager, Graham managed five European countries and worked closely with Hewlett Packard (Europe) and many of the major graphics equipment manufacturers. Head hunted again, Graham moved north to Leeds and Yorkshire, as Group Sales and Marketing Director once again in the IT manufacture and distribution joining the private business with a turnover of £250K per annum, and when the owner decided to return to the business in 1991 announcing an annual Turnover of £25.6m.
For most of the past eighteen years Graham has been employed both in further and higher education, including a two year secondment developing and delivering business and marketing education in an Arts College to gradate fashion and textile designers. Graham progressed from lecturer, to senior lecturer and Curriculum Manager, in further and higher education. In recent years , Graham has been appointed Chief Examiner, for marketing, consumer behaviour and international marketing for both domestic and international qualifications, and between 2013 and 2015 was the visiting Dean and Director of Academic Studies for a new-build Post 18 college on the Island of Malta working with both Maltese government, and European Union leader and education bodies.
Since 2006, Graham has run his own successful sales, marketing and management training business Yorkshire Sales and Marketing Developments. Graham is currently Director of Education for the Society of Sales and Sales Management, Non-Executive Director/Trustee for the Northern College of Acupuncture and Alternative Medicine, and Non-Executive Director/Trustee for the Manchester Publicity Association-Educational Trust, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Yorkshire Regional Board
Graham is mature, and highly experienced, having worked through his life from the factory floor to the board room. He possesses the background, to address, and master business situations both strategically tactically and practically, arriving at decisions where reflections upon all aspects have been considered, including the processes and the people involved. His background in sales, marketing, and management both in the United Kingdom and Internationally has enabled him to advise businesses and train personnel, and equally speak and present on a range of sales, marketing and management related subjects areas.
Sarah is a Lecturer in Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has successfully managed MMU’s Agency Life programme for 3 years, allowing students to develop employability skills in real work settings early in their courses. She teaches on a number of marketing courses and is currently reading for a PhD on the use of nostalgia as a communications tool in contemporary marketing.
Dawn is a Chartered Marketer, Fellow of CIM and past Chair of CIM North West. She is a Director at The Insight Magicians working with clients to maximise the use of data and research to deliver true business benefit. Drawing on broad experience in marketing, IT and commerce, she is well placed to provide value to a wide range of projects. Clients include B2B, B2C and academia, and range in size from start-ups and micro businesses to multinationals. Projects include strategic planning, marketing consultancy, insight development, research (primary and secondary), data mining and bespoke management training for productivity. Dawn is currently doing research into Big Data at Alliance Manchester Business School as a DBA Researcher.
Sally Steadman is a marketing and external relations specialist providing innovative and creative solutions to providers of further and higher education. Currently working for one of the leading and largest land-based colleges in the UK, Sally offers her expertise in creating and promoting bespoke vocational programmes for European students, developing funding initiatives and partnership development across a number of sectors and industries to support the colleges ambitious growth plans.
Sally has a strong background in marketing, skills and business development. She spent several years working in the area of business advice and support for small and medium sized businesses before moving into the education sector. Additionally, she represents the CIM at regional level as Chair of the Yorkshire & Humber Board, is the Vice President of Europea UK, an association of land-based colleges from across Europe developing vocational excellence and is Deputy Chair, fundraiser and case worker for the Farming Community Network, a charity that supports farming families.
former Marketing Director, Sage (UK and Ireland)
Love all things marketing, digital and social. Previously marketing leader @firstdirect, @hsbc_uk, @sageuk, @tsb and @TDDirect_UK. Now helping organisations, big and small, connect with their customers in the digital age. Retired sportsman, ‘slow’ cyclist, ‘slower’ runner and enthusiastic junior rugby coach @riponrugby.
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Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of RAR, a global platform for the sourcing and selection of marketing services.
In 2007 Steve launched the new company to transform the way that the world’s brands source and select agencies. Enabling confident choices and creating transparency, fairness and good practice. Today over 43,000 ratings and reviews have been completed on recommendedagencies.com and over 15,000 brands have used the online platform to find their new agency partners.
Before starting the new venture Steve’s career led him through just about every role within agencies, from reception, production, client service and new business right through to agency management and latterly serving as a board member of national and international agency groups.
Steve is a regular commentator on agency performance and effectiveness as well a judge of marketing industry awards. He has co-authored books on successful business relationships and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Steve lives in Scotland with his family is also coach of Jeanfield Swifts U-13s football team.
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Sponsors of the 'digital marketing campaign' category
Hays is the leading global specialist recruitment group, and the market leader in the UK and Australia. We are the experts in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of specialised industries and professions. We operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. We have in-depth recruitment experience and expert knowledge of the marketing function so we are in an ideal position to help you achieve your ambitions.
Nesma - North East Sales and Marketing Academy
Sponsor of the best northerm region campaign category
Nesma are pleased to be at the 2016 CIM Northern Conference. Come and have a chat about our qualifications and short courses in marketing, communications and digital.
Giving you skills today for tomorrow’s careers.
Sponsor of the marketer of the year category
Recommended Agency Register (RAR), is a global platform for the sourcing and selection of marketing services. Enabling confident choices and creating transparency, fairness and good practice. Today over 43,000 ratings and reviews have been completed on recommendedagencies.com and over 15,000 brands have used the online platform to find their new agency partners.
The Juice Academy
Sponsor of the B2B campaign category
The Juice Academy is the brainchild of Tangerine which, after 14 years in the creative industry, knows a thing or two about finding and nurturing talent.
The Juice Academy is offering the first ever industry-led social media apprenticeship. The programme not only serves to create much needed jobs for young people but helps to fill an industry-wide skills gap by training young professionals in the practical application of social media.
SPA Professional Academy
Sponsor of the northern in-house marketing team of the year category
SPA Professional Academy is a CIM Accredited Study Centre delivering courses for all levels of qualifications from the CIM Foundation Certificate in Marketing through the Certificate and Diploma in Professional Marketing to the Postgraduate Diploma. Courses are delivered in Leeds and Sheffield with a distance learning options also available. All our course tutors are Chartered Marketers with extensive experience professionally as well as delivery of CIM courses – contact us via www.marketing-qualifications.co.uk for more information.
The Educational Trust
Sponsor of the best low budget campaign category
If you are currently studying for a recognised qualification in marketing communications, either with a course centre or a distance-learning company, and feel you would benefit from some financial support with your fees, The Educational Trust might be able to help.
CIM Benevolent Fund
Sponsor of the B2C campaign category
Established in 1921, The Chartered Institute of Marketing Benevolent Fund offers support and advice to CIM members (past and present) and their families who are suffering hardship, usually as a result of long term illness or accident. A registered charity, The Benevolent Fund is managed by six Trustees spread throughout the UK who oversee its affairs and operations. The Trustees are all Fellows or members of CIM. The day to day administration is handled by a Secretary based at Moor Hall.
The main aims of the Benevolent Fund are to:
Donations enable the Benevolent Fund to continue to provide much needed support to its members.
Lookers is a leading UK motor retail and aftersales service group covering all four UK countries and the Republic of Ireland. Lookers motor division helps customers enjoy over 200,000 new and used vehicles each year and offers unrivaled aftersales support which includes servicing, repair and the sale of franchised parts to keep our customers on the move.
Lookers was founded in 1908, the Group has grown organically and through acquisitions and today the Group operates from 160 franchise dealerships across the UK. With an extensive choice of new and used cars brand, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and leasing services in addition to a range of after sale services. Through its "for you, for life" programme, the Group is committed to providing unrivalled service, offering advice, support and expertise from purchase of a vehicle to after sales care and maintenance.
Sponsor of the Studying Member category
FIG is a fully integrated digital, marketing and PR agency, proud to partner and support a wide range of businesses and public sector organisations in the North West. FIG has an in-house team of multi-disciplined professionals delivering creative marketing, digital and PR campaigns to help our clients grow their businesses - we are real people helping real businesses achieve real results.
Sponsor of the small agency category
Realm is a particularly proactive and commercial asset manager, operating the largest portfolio of outlet centres in the UK. With an in-house marketing function responsible for all B2C and B2B communication and research, the department is seen within the organisation as a valuable support resource, acting as a catalyst to sales and providing genuine insight to inform strategy and tactical activity. The role of marketing within outlet centres is principally to lobby and influence consumer behaviour as there are now over 800 shopping centres in the UK and coupled with online retailing, consumers have never had so much choice as to where they can chose to shop. Our performance metrics show we have consistently outperformed national benchmarks for turnover and footfall over the last 10 years. There are 14 members of the marketing team with over half of them currently holding or studying for CIM qualifications.
Sponsor of the Consultant/Freelancer category
Led by Allison Thompson, the team at Ashmore Consulting specialise in transformational change for organisations, place and people. Taking a strategic approach, Ashmore specialises in strategic planning and implementation, leadership development, operational effectiveness, cutting edge HR, marketing and place making, project management and economic regeneration.