NECC dinner brings together the great and the good from Tyneside and Northumberland

Mastercard's Ann Cairns was keynote speaker at Chamber event

 

The great and the good of the Tyneside and Northumberland business world came together for the North East Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner.

The event heard from NECC president Dave Laws, Judith Doyle from co-sponsors Gateshead College and Graeme Mason from fellow co-sponsors Newcastle Airport. The keynote address was given by Ann Cairns, who grew up in the North East and has gone on to become president of international markets for MasterCard.

The annual NECC Awards Dinner at the Civic Centre, Newcastle
The annual NECC Awards Dinner at the Civic Centre, Newcastle
 

Donations from people present at the dinner raised £4,000 towards a memorial planned to commemorate “the Commercials” - the battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers raised by the chamber’s forerunners in the First World War.

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