“Merit has been part of the North East business landscape for a number of years now. Taking home the Company of the Year award in 2018 was such an achievement and we were so proud to have been recognised for this accolade. The awards’ entry process is easy to follow – from completing the awards submission to the judging process – it was all a pleasure! The recognition we have gained from participating in the process means that we have raised our profile in the region and of course we also get the chance to regularly mention that we were awarded North East Company of the Year!”

Vicki McGregor, Sales & Marketing Manager, Merit



“The North East Business Awards are, without doubt, the region’s most prestigious honours and are always keenly contested by a diverse range of companies. They are worthy recognition for outstanding businesses.”

John McCabe, President, North East England Chamber of Commerce, (Fusion PR Creative)



“We had never entered any awards before, but when we heard about the North East Business Awards, and specifically the ‘Let’s Grow’ category, we decided to give it a go.

We entered for a number of reasons but primarily it was to help the business, and its team, gain recognition in the region for its massive achievements attained in its short time of trade and to gain brand recognition. It’s not just about the award itself, however, the pre and post-show marketing and PR received were great assets for brand building and the awards night itself a stunning showcase of great North East businesses, and a great opportunity to share our success with our team and clients by hosting a table.”

Emily Bentley, Marketing & Business Development Manager, Communicate Technology PLC



“We are delighted to support these awards as they give North East businesses the perfect opportunity to showcase their achievements and tell their story of how they achieved success.”

James Ramsbotham, Chief Executive, North East England Chamber of Commerce



“Winning Teesside’s Company of the Year award was a proud moment for Quorn Foods.  Entering on-line was really simple and the awards night itself was well-organised and great fun as well as a fantastic celebration of the North East!”

Lyndsey Gott, HR Business Partner, Quorn Foods



“We’re delighted to be supporting the North East Business Awards again this year. Being part of these prestigious awards help us recognise the diversity of companies from the North East region and providing them with ambition and opportunities.  I would encourage all businesses small, medium or large to enter and be recognised for their real success in these fiercely competitive times.”

Cllr Graeme Miller, Leader, Sunderland City Council



“We were delighted to be awarded Company of the Year at the Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside Business Awards. While Fairstone operates nationally with over 450 staff and advisers and over £8 billion in funds under management, we are proud to be based in the North East and it meant a lot to be recognised amongst our peers both at the regional event and at the Grand Final.”

Lee Hartley, Chief Executive Officer, Fairstone Group

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