IoD North East's Business Leaders Dinner, Blu Radisson Hotel, Durham

PUBLISHED: 15:30 24 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:05 20 February 2013

Sue Rob and Graham Robb,  Wendy Gibson, dinner compere, and Alastair Thomson

Sue Rob and Graham Robb, Wendy Gibson, dinner compere, and Alastair Thomson

The Institute of Directors North East has named the managing director of a pharmaceutical company as the region's leading investor director.

The Institute of Directors North East has named the managing director of a pharmaceutical company as the regions leading investor director.


Andrew Scaife, who runs Quantum Pharmaceutical, at Burnopfield, County Durham, was honoured at the IoD North Easts Business Leaders Dinner, which was sponsored by Port of Tyne.


The IoD North East drew up an Investor Directors listing, providing a snapshot of business leaders who are driving the regions economy forward by investing in their organisations, or attracting funds and finance to the area, or improving the areas infrastructure or creating much-needed jobs. Mr Scaife was judged to be the outstanding leader among a
shortlisted peer group of 15, with the listing sponsored by angel investment company Middleton Enterprises Ltd.


Leading the field in specials manufacturing, Quantum Pharmaceutical supplies more than 5,000 high street and hospital pharmacies nationwide with more than 8,000 different bespoke medicines for people with specific, long-term or rare health needs.


Alastair Thomson, IoD North East Chairman, said: Those who made the shortlist were all very strong candidates and all had attributes which made them worthy contenders.


Keynote speakers at the sell-out dinner were former politician and TV political pundit Michael Portillo and IoD chief economist Graeme Leach.


The dinner was held at the Blu Radisson Hotel in Durham.

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