Company of the Year

Company of the Year award

We will be awarding three sub-regional Company of the Year titles:


Northumberland & Tyneside Company of the Year

Sponsored by Newcastle City Council


Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside Company of the Year

– Sponsored by Business Durham


Teesside Company of the Year

Sponsored by Tees Valley Business, the local growth hub for the region established by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority



The winners of the above three awards will then go head-to head for the overall title of: 

North East Company of the Year

– Sponsored by Newcastle University


The awards recognise outstanding performances by highly successful North East businesses throughout the year.  The judges are looking for businesses that have that something special, are admired throughout the business community and from which other businesses can all learn. Previous winners have been characterised by excellence in their product or service; achieved a strong or growing market share in their chosen niche; successfully turned around a dying or slow moving company; used innovative approaches; set up a major new operation bringing it into production at a high level of efficiency; successfully pioneered new markets; re-aligned the business to ensure survival in a highly competitive market.