North East Energy Efficiency Awards 2024

Regional Business Development Manager/Director of the Year

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Award Category Description

This award recognises an outstanding individual who has helped develop and grow their business within the energy efficiency sector.


Nominations for this award are open to any individual that meets the following criteria: They must be a Business Development Manager, a Business Development Director, or a Senior Manager with responsibility for Business Development, within the energy sector. (eg Managing Director) The nominee must have worked on energy efficiency related projects within the previous year. Work carried out in years prior to this may be used as additional supporting information for nomination, but only work carried out within the period is eligible for inclusion in the main nomination statement. Nominees must provide a clear nomination statement outlining what sets them apart in their field, demonstrating growth in the energy efficiency aspects of their business. The nominee must be able to provide evidence of a customer who is willing to endorse their work with a favourable testimonial statement. Judges will consider the nature, scale and scope of the work carried done by the nominee, and a special emphasis will be placed on any successful growth achieved through involvement with any national or local government energy efficiency schemes. The judges will also look at: - the impact their work has had within the local community; - what their customers and local community have to say about their business; and - what level of expertise the nominee has.

Nominees for this award

David Murray

nominated by The Energy Experts

Adam Maclennan

nominated by Red 1 Group Ltd

Ruth Vickers

nominated by Unyte Energy

Andrew Thomas

nominated by Blackwell Heating and Plumbing Ltd

Lee Gatley-Hall

nominated by Align Property Partners


The winner of this award is

Prize being presented to Ruth Vickers
Ruth Vickers

they were nominated by Unyte Energy

Also recognised were
Highly Commended: David Murray
Highly Commended: Lee Gatley-Hall
Commended: Adam Maclennan
Commended: Andrew Thomas