Drum roll please…..we can now reveal the names of the companies which have made it to the final of the North East’s biggest and best business awards.
THESE companies’ success in the nebusiness awards, organised by The Journal and its Teesside sister paper the Evening Gazette, in association with North East Chamber of Commerce, amply demonstrates the strength of the North East economy despite the economic climate.
There are 90 finalists in 10 award categories, covering a wide range of sectors and including the smallest start-ups and some of the biggest industrial names in the North East.
They epitomise the entrepreneurial drive, innovation, financial acumen and ambition that characterises the region’s dynamic economy and will inspire many more companies as businesses battle in these challenging times.
The winners will be announced at black tie dinners in top venues across the region, where companies can not only cheer on the successful companies but get an excellent opportunity to network at some of the biggest events in the North East business calendar.
There are still tables left for each event but they are being booked up fast, so call quickly to reserve one.
Judges from the sponsor companies have once again had a difficult task to select the best from hundreds of entries and have drawn up an impressive list of finalists.
The competition has heats to find the foremost businesses from the three sub-regions of the North East, with prizes going to finalists in each category for Tyneside and Northumberland, Durham and Wearside, and Teesside, before the regional grand final that will reveal the best of the best.
Durham and Wearside – Stadium of Light, Sunderland, March 7.
Teesside – Olympia Building, Teesside University, March 14.
Tyneside and Northumberland – Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, March 21.
Regional Final – Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, April 25.
The winning companies from each of the sub-regional heats will go through to the regional final of the nebusiness awards, which will be held at Hardwick Hall Hotel on Thursday, April 25
There are still opportunities for sponsorship of one of the awards. To find out more about the awards or book a table at one of the dinners, contact Sue Coulson on 0191 201 6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyneside & Northumberland
Export Award, sponsored by UKTI
Heart of the Community Award, sponsored by G4S
Falcons Community Foundation
Innovation Award, sponsored by Newcastle University Business School
Corporate Responsibility & Environment, sponsored by SCA
Quorum Business Park
Community Energy Services
Manufacturing Award, sponsored by FW Capital
Newcomer of the Year Award, sponsored by Virgin Money
Internet and ICT Award, sponsored by Mincoffs Solicitors
Pink Boutique Limited
The All-in-One Company
Services Award, sponsored by Newcastle Airport
Quorum Business Park
Close House Hotel & Golf
Thoburn & Chapman
Small Business Award sponsored by North Star Ventures
Aspire Technology Solution
Export Award sponsored by PD Ports
Heart of the Community Award sponsored by TTE
DCS&D T/A Heritage Healthcare
Middleton Grange Shopping Centre
Middlesbrough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation
Innovation Award sponsored by Nifco
Glanbia Nutritionals UK
Elring Kligner (GB)
Corporate Responsibility & Environment
Teesside Shopping Park
Manufacturing Award sponsored by ABB Consulting
Elring Klinger (GB)
Newcomer of the Year sponsored by Virgin Money
Nortech Solutions Ltd
Reef Subsea Power & Umbilical
Internet & ICT sponsored by Teesside University
Lemon Business Solutions
Small Business Award
Echo Digital Media
Durham & Wearside
Export Award sponsored by UKTI
Heart of the Community Award sponsored by Alex Smiles
Sunderland Football Club
Innovation Award sponsored by Business Durham
Corporate Responsibility & Environment Award
Newcomer of the Year Award sponsored by Virgin Money
Where the Trade Buys
Internet & ICT Award sponsored by the University of Sunderland
Services Award sponsored by 1879 Events Management
Checked and Vetted
Small Business Award sponsored by Darchem Engineering