Innovation Award

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Purpose of Competition

To identify and reward the company which has launched the most innovative new product/service in the North East in the calendar year 2017.

Judging Criteria

The judges will consider all aspects of an innovative new product/service launch, including research and development, launch activity and the actual or likely commercial success of the product/service. Key success factors will include; degree of innovation, time taken to market, design process/best practice, market edge, USP, potential for growth/competition and profitability. Other factors might include job creation/safeguarding, environmental sustainability, use of teamwork, project management capability, customer delight/novelty factor and use of market research. Development to prototype stage only is expressly excluded from this award.


The competition is not open to this category sponsor or Trinity Mirror North East publications.


All financial information will be treated in the strictest confidence, however will be shared with the panel of judges and its advisors, The Journal and The Gazette. Please provide enough relevant information to enable the assessors to form a clear picture of your achievements.

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