We're live from the Teesside heat of the North East Business Awards, and will be announcing the results here in real time.
We'll also be providing photos and reports from our team at Teesside University’s Olympia Building, where companies will discover who goes head-to-head with the winners from two other sub-regions: Tyneside & Northumberland and Durham & Wearside.
If you're attending the event, use #nebizawards and your tweet could feature in the blog below. Good luck to all those taking part!
Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the Teesside Heat of the North East Business Awards.
Guests are starting to arrive at the event at Teesside University's Olympia Building and proceedings are set to start at 6.45pm.
People who are attending the event have been tweeting throughout the day as excitement builds.
Don't forget you can get involved by using the #nebizawards hashtag.
Here's just a small selection of the tweets from individuals and firms that are attending the event.
Starting to fill up nicely! Good luck for tonight everyone!
Bit of glamour @publicityseekers
One of the region’s largest business awards ceremonies, the North East Business Awards celebrates the brightest, best and most inspiring companies the North-east has to offer.
Companies across the sectors are highlighted for the work they’ve done over the last 12 months.
You can view the full short-list tonight's glittering ceremony here.
The announcement for guests to take their seats has now been made.
Short delay after a fire alarm disrupts proceedings, but guests are now back in the building.