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Applications Open for the 26th Annual North Tyneside Business Awards Celebrating Local Business Excellence


The North Tyneside Business Forum is thrilled to announce that applications for the prestigious North Tyneside Business Awards are now open. Celebrating its 26th year, these awards recognise the outstanding contributions made by local businesses to the economy, highlighting North Tyneside as a thriving hub of business prosperity.

Now in its 26th year, the North Tyneside Business Awards are once again organised by the North Tyneside Business Forum, and will take place on Thursday, 16th November at the Village Hotel, Cobalt Park, North Tyneside. Interim Chair of the Forum, Michael James said: “These awards showcase North Tyneside as a hub of business prosperity, both within the North-East region and beyond. It’s a fabulous celebration that unites local businesses and fosters a spirit of “can do “and growth.”

Applicants can enter any of five categories, and all category winners are automatically entered for the overall North Tyneside Business of the Year Award. Category winners receive a certificate, prize, and trophy as well as substantial recognition and publicity.

The categories are:

  • Technology Innovation –Celebrating businesses that embrace digital technologies and drive innovation in their industries.
  • Action on Climate Change – Honouring businesses that prioritise sustainability and take action to combat climate change.
  • New Business – A business that has made an impactful start since January 2022.
  • Heart of the Business – nominated by the business commending a member of staff who has proven to be a real asset to the business.
  • Retail and Service – Recognising outstanding businesses in the service and retail sector that excel in delivering exceptional customer experience.

In addition to the five categories, the public will nominate and vote for the Heart of the Community Award which recognises the way that businesses support their local community. Previous winners have supported local initiatives and causes, employed local people, provided excellent customer service, and basically went the extra mile to be at the heart of their local community.

Each of the categories are sponsored by a local business as Michael James explains:

We are grateful to each of our sponsors for the support they have pledged to local businesses and innovation. Their dedication to nurturing growth and excellence within the North Tyneside community is truly commendable.”

This year’s sponsors are Verisure, Technology Services Group (TSG), NE Display Limited, Capita, North Tyneside Climate Emergency Board, Greggs, North of Tyne Good Work Pledge. The awards are in partnership with North Tyneside Council.

Applications are being accepted online at www.northtynesidebusinessawards.co.uk and the nomination process is also open for the popular Heart of the Community Award and nominations can be made here https://northtynesidebusinessawards.co.uk/nominate/  The closing date for all categories is Monday 18th September 2023 5pm.

The North Tyneside Business Forum is run by a management group made up of members from various industry sectors in the Borough and gives support in the form of networking, events and signposting for growth and development. Membership is free and open to any business of any size with a trading address within North Tyneside. The Business Forum is supported by, but not run by North Tyneside Council.

The Forum is FREE to join and is for any business with a trading address in North Tyneside.

E: business.forum@northtyneside.gov.uk  www.northtynesidebusinessforum.org.uk

T:0191 643 6000