Providing meaningful support to all applicants Our partners

Claire Priestly

Day 1 and 2 partner harris 21

Collaborating with business owners and individuals, Claire helps save tax, supports business growth and gives early stage founders the confidence they need when taking their first steps in business.

Claire is a huge advocate of giving back and is the reason why she is supporting founders on Day 1 and Day 2 of The Awards.

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Yvonne Gale

Get ready partner NEL Fund Managers

Yvonne is the CEO of NEL Fund Managers, the North East’s most active business investor, providing financial products to small and medium-sized businesses right across the region. 

Yvonne and the team support Startup Awards North East as their local expertise and meaningful advice is valuable for founders planning to take their startup to the next level.

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Stephen Hall - Tax Partner

Day 3 headline partner Deloitte

Stephen Hall is office senior partner at Deloitte in Newcastle. He has worked for the firm for 25 years where he has advised many public and private sector organisations on all aspects of direct tax. 

Stephen and the team are passionate about the North East and supporting ambitious, early stage founders so they can become the employers of the future, 

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