North East Business Awards 2014: All the pictures from a glittering ceremony

13 North East businesses collected prizes in front of an audience of more than 600 people at the event at County Durham's Hardwick Hall

 

It was quite a night at Hardwick Hall for the North East Business Awards, where Nixon Hire celebrated winning the prestigious Company of the Year title.

Gongs were handed out in 13 categories in total , while those attending the black tie ceremony were treated to an inspirational talk from adventurer Monty Halls.

More than 600 members of the North East's business community packed out the arena in County Durham, where they enjoyed dinner before the glittering ceremony.

We've put together the best of the pictures from the night for you to enjoy - and don't forget you can relive all the action on the night by replaying our live coverage here .

:: Click here for photographs of all the winners

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer