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Now Is The Time For Companies To Enter The North East Business Awards

Great companies in the North East have less than a month to get their entries in to this year’s North East Business Awards.

Nominations for the awards – which recognise the best of the region’s business community – are open until July 12. Prizes are on offer in 11 categories with winners selected in three parts of the region – Tyneside and Northumberland; Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside; and Teesside – and those winners then competing for the regional prize.

Last year the prestigious North East Company of the Year Award was won by Newcastle law firm Muckle LLP, while other winners included Wootzano, Zentia and BA Joinery. This year’s awards see North East software giant Sage returning as headline partner, with the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland has signed up as a category partner.

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Journal editor Graeme Whitfield said: “The Journal has been part of the North East since 1832 and we’ve been celebrating the best of the region for all of that time. The North East Business Awards are a highlight of the region’s business calendar and I’m always amazed by the quality of companies we have in this part of the world.

“I know how much that winning, or even being nominated, can mean for companies in terms of boosting their reputations and profiles, and raising staff morale. I hope as many companies as possible enter the awards so we can really highlight our great companies to the widest possible audience.”

Sage logo (Image: Sage)

Community Foundation for Tyne and Wear and Northumberland logo (Image: Graeme Whitfield ) Anyone wanting details on the award, or to submit an entry, should go to

The categories for the North East Business Awards 2024 are: Best Place To Work – Recognising a business with a focus on developing talent through training, apprenticeships, work experience, diversity and inclusion, career progression and opening opportunities to all. Business Person of the Year – For a business owner or leader who has had a major impact on their firm’s success, which may also be delivering benefits to other people, such as employees or the community. Business of the Year – For a business that has performed exceptionally across a range of measures. The winning entry should show strong commercial performance, innovation and good business practices. Environment, Social & Governance Award – Highlighting a business making a positive impact on the environment and society through its products and services, business practices, sustainability or support for communities. Export & Global Impact Award – Recognising a business that is trading with the world in a successful, innovative way, showing how firms large or small can play their part in Global Britain. Growth Award – To recognise a medium-sized business that has taken tangible steps to increase its scale and impact. Innovation Award – Celebrating inventive thinking, product or system development and creativity in business. Made in the North East Award – Recognising excellence in manufacturing and production in the North East. Rising Star – For a young person in business, aged 25 years or less, who is having a positive impact beyond their age and experience. Small Business of the Year – To celebrate a small business, with 50 employees or less, that combines commercial success with other elements of the awards, such as customer service, social impact, innovation and developing talent. Start-up Award – This award will go to a business that has been launched within the last two years. Story Saved

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