Simon Bailes Peugeot Celebrates as Entrepreneurs’ Forum Unveil Awards Finalists

Added: 02 February 2021

Simon Bailes Peugeot is celebrating after its director, Simon Bailes, was named a finalist in the 2020 North East Entrepreneurial Awards.

Delivered by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum, the North East Entrepreneurial Awards comprise of five categories which recognise outstanding individuals at each stage of the entrepreneurial journey. The categories include Emerging Talent, Entrepreneur of the Year, Scale-up Entrepreneur, Mentor of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

Simon Bailes has been announced as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of The Year Award. This category recognises an entrepreneur who has shown incredible resilience and strength, to lead their own significant business to outstanding success through innovation, teamwork and leadership skills.

Simon Bailes has owned an established Peugeot Motor dealer group with 3 dealerships across North Yorkshire and Teesside for over 40 years. It is a driving passion combined with a vision and knowledge for business and the motor industry that has led to his continued success, along with investing back into the community and supporting a number of charitable organisations.
The winners of the awards will be announced in the week commencing 8th February during a week-long social media campaign.

Elaine Stroud of the Entrepreneurs’ Forum said: “2020 has been a unique year to say the least and while we can’t celebrate as we usually do, we still want to acknowledge the exceptional work of those who are leading dynamic and growing businesses in the region. Our 2020 finalists have demonstrated incredible leadership skills and are on track to achieve fantastic things in exceptional times.”

Simon Bailes said: “I am delighted to be announced as a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurs’ Forum judges. 2020 has been a challenging year for many businesses, but we have continued to offer our services to key workers, customers and the community to the best of our ability.”

Since 2004, the North East Entrepreneurial Awards have recognised 50 of the region’s leading entrepreneurs. Previous winners of the Entrepreneur of the Year award include Tony Cleary of Lanchester Wines, Phil Cronin of Tombola and John Waterworth of Parkdean Resorts.


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