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Jamie is a leading figure in North-East business.

He was the Managing Partner of the firm from 1998 – 2018, overseeing the growth of Ward Hadaway into a Top 100 law firm and was appointed the firm’s Senior Partner in May 2018. Under his stewardship turnover grew from £6 million to £36 million and staff numbers from 160 to over 450 retiring from the role in May 2022 to become a consultant.

Jamie is a past Regional Chairman of the CBI in the North East and was a member of the CBI Regional Council until 2018. He was Chairman of NCG (Newcastle College Group) between 2006 and 2017 helping to build it into one of the UK’s largest and most successful Educational Providers. Jamie is a past member of the Board of the Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and past chair of Sunderland AFC Foundation’s Development Committee and was Chair of NewcastleGateshead Initiative for six years retiring from that role in 2013. Jamie is a past the Chairman of The Northumberland Golf Club.

He was awarded an OBE for Services to Business in the North East in the New Year Honours list in 2008. A Fellow of the Institute of Directors, he is involved in a number of other business and charitable organisations.

Jamie is a Director of the Sunderland Business Partnership.

He is currently responsible for the firms Responsible Business Programme and chairs the firms Responsible Business Board.

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