Welcome to the
North East Business Awards!
Celebrating North East business for over 20 years








Watch the 2020 Virtual Grand Final here…


Watch highlights from the 2019 Live Grand Final here…


ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR 2021 – thank you to all who submitted nominations.  The judges meet on 23 July to select three shortlisted finalists for each category and we’ll be in touch shortly after that to let you know how your entry/entries did.  Best of luck!  



After what’s been the most difficult year in memory for firms in the majority of sectors, we are so excited to celebrate the North East’s amazing entrepreneurial spirit.


The North East Business Awards toast success, celebrate achievement and highlight successful and innovative businesses doing fantastic things right here in the North East.  We celebrate businesses that boost the economy, enrich local areas, and make the North East region a more exciting and fulfilling place to live.


For the past twenty years, the Awards have shone a light on companies large and small, new and established, and remind us that the North East is a great place to live, work and do business.  It has been fantastic to see so many businesses in the region rising to the challenges presented over this past year, showing not only how talented they are but also their endless determination, entrepreneurial spirit, enterprise, innovation and creativity to make it happen.  Our Awards recognise that drive and ambition and celebrate all the success stories.


And what’s more, the Awards are COMPLETELY FREE TO ENTER!


The entry form is the first step on the road to possible success – and potential glory at our glittering awards night – so if you would like to showcase your success, not just to the business community but to millions of online readers through our websites ChronicleLive, TeessideLive and BusinessLive and to the tens of thousands of readers of The Journal and The Gazette, you need to ENTER NOW!!


The Award Categories

Key Dates

Entries Open:
Friday 16 April 2021


Entries Close:
Friday 2 July 2021, at 3pm


July – August 2021


Shortlists Announced:
August 2021


The Awards Ceremony:
Thursday 23rd September 2021 in the Grand Marquee at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

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Get more involved through sponsorship

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our awards please get in touch with
Liza Walsh - liza.walsh@reachplc.com 07501 952466

We offer an extensive range of sponsorship benefits through advertising, editorial coverage, digital marketing and brand exposure.