Small Business Award

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Purpose of Competition

This award is open to companies in the region that normally employ no more than 75 full time staff and which have a proven record of success.

Judging Criteria

The judges will pay particular attention to:

  • What has made the difference between success and failure for the company?
  • What differentiates the company‚Äôs products/services from their competitors?
  • Managerial and financial performance.
  • Potential for growth.
  • Evidence of commitment and imagination in the product or service.


The competition is not open to this category sponsor or any 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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