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28 June 2021, 16:30 - 18:30
Blackwell Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Darlington DL3 8QH
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He’s recognised as one of the most successful business figures in the North East, having invested in more companies than most of us have had hot dinners, and leaving high-flying positions for the unknown.
Alastair Waite’s story is one of risk and reward. From Safeway to Bede plc, Onyx Group to Altec Engineering, throughout his career he’s followed opportunity, eager to make a difference and ‘embrace life’s challenges’. This attitude, which Alastair developed from his grandfather and father, has led him back to Altec Engineering, the business his father Ron established in 1978, where he is now CEO.
Under his leadership, the company has established a reputation for excellence in engineering and customer support, becoming a trusted partner to a wide range of customers.
In April 2020, the business made headlines when it switched its operations to make parts for ventilators and other health equipment, taking only four days to transform its Bowburn-based plant.
Alastair’s positive mental attitude, ‘glass-half-full’ philosophy, and insistence to treat everyone with respect has earned him recognition from the IoD, who named him their North East Director of the Year 2014/2015. He was also listed as one of the Top 100 People in the UK who give back to others and our 2015 Mentor of the Year.
Following on from the most recent lockdown, this is your opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurial members whilst learning more about Alastair’s journey as an entrepreneur, his future plans for Altec and the business trends he believes will emerge in 2021.