Newton Hall boss wins Northumberland entrepreneur accolade

The brains behind Northumberland’s only venue to offer outdoor weddings and beach ceremonies has won a top award.

Duncan Fisher oversaw a year-long multi-million-pound restoration and refurbishment project at Newton Hall and picked up the Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Thursday night for his efforts.

Duncan Fisher from Newton Hall (right) accepts the entrepeneur award from John King of NBSL at the Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall.

Duncan Fisher from Newton Hall (right) accepts the entrepeneur award from John King of NBSL at the Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall.

The Grade-II listed Georgian manor house in Newton-by-the-Sea reopened last year and has weddings booked into 2015.

The award, sponsored by NBSL, was presented to Duncan, who said: “I am very priviledged to win an award, and priviledged to work with the people I work with who are extraordinary.

“It is fantastic to be recognised in this way.”

Mark Jones from I won’t Tell, David Brodie and Michelle Brannigan from BB Tel Ltd and Mark Fenwick from Brinkburn Priory were also shortlisted.

Shortlist:

Mark Jones from I won’t Tell, Alnwick

David Brodie and Michelle Brannigan from BB Tel Ltd

Mark Fenwick from Brinkburn Priory

Duncan Fisher, Newton Hall, Newton-by-the-Sea