The awards are in association with NECC and sponsored by a whole host of companies and organisations. The sheer quality and the blue-chip nature of the sponsors adds to the prestige and gravitas of the awards.
Each award has a separate judging panel with an appropriate chairperson, nominated by the award sponsor. The decision of each judging panel is final and, while every effort will be made to give feedback to entrants, no specific correspondence will be entered into.
Durham & Wearside - Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham - March 6th, 2014
Tyneside and Northumberland - Hilton Hotel, Gateshead - March 20th 2014
Teesside - Olympia Building, Teesside University, Middlesbrough - April 3rd 2014
Regional Final - Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield - May 1st 2014
Company of the Year - sponsored by Deloitte, Sunderland City Council, FW Capital & Business Durham
Newcomer of the Year Award - sponsored by Virgin Money
Small Business Award - Opportunity to sponsor
Export Award - sponsored by Port of Tyne, UK Trade & Investment
Innovation Award - sponsored by Newcastle University Business School, North East Business and Innovation Centre
Internet & ICT Award - sponsored by Teesside University
Heart of the Community Award - sponsored by Derwentside Homes
Manufacturing Award - sponsored by Business Durham, ABB Consulting, FW Capital, South West Durham Training
Services Award - sponsored by Newcastle International Airport
Low Carbon Award - sponsored by Port of Sunderland, Middlesbrough College
Apprenticeship Award - sponsored by Tees Valley Unlimited, Accenture
Best Creative Business Award (Regional Final only) - Opportunity to Sponsor
Not-for-profit organisation of The Year (regional final only) - Sponsored by Gentoo
Some of the above categories are fully sponsored however opportunities are still available for certain categories.
For more information and to become a sponsor, contact Sue Coulson, head of regional events on 0191 201 6072
Go to http://www.nebusinessawards.co.uk/ to enter