About the awards

The North East Business Awards are back to honour the region’s best businesses, and the amazing people behind them.

The Awards are the most prestigious in the region and have a long history of championing some of the area’s best companies - for over 20 years!  They celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity, honour brilliant people going the extra mile for their customers and clients, and shine a light on the fantastic things businesses are doing to make a difference right here in the North East.

As per previous years, there will be sub-regional heats, with the winners of each heat going head-to-head at the Grand Final. The winners from each heat will be announced to our audience of millions online at Chronicle Live, Teesside Live and Business Live and in the pages of The Journal and The Gazette.

The sub-regions are:

- Northumberland & Tyneside

- Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside

- Teesside

The awards evening

The winners from the sub-regional heats are invited to attend the glittering Grand Final awards dinner where they go head-to-head to see if they will be taking home the overall North East title.  The night promises to be a wonderful occasion where we will celebrate the cream of the crop of North East businesses.

Date:  Thursday 3rd October 2024

Venue:  Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield 

Times:  6.30pm through to midnight

Dress code:  Black Tie

Host:  Kirsten O'Brien

Order of proceedings

Drinks reception from 6.30pm

Guests to be seated at 7.10pm

Welcome & introductions

Headline partner address

Keynote speech

Main course served

Award Presentations Part 1

Dessert & Tea/Coffee

Award Presentations Part 2

Formal proceedings close by 11.00pm

Carriages at midnight

The venue & parking

The awards dinner will be taking place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, TS21 2EH

Ample free parking is available on-site.