Applications are now open for the best of North Tyneside’s businesses to enter an annual competition.

We are now inviting businesses of all sectors and sizes to submit their applications for the 20th North Tyneside Business Awards which will take place on Thursday 30 November at Village Hotel, Cobalt Business Park.

Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside David Hall, Stephanie Knox and Stan Tunmore of Godfrey Syrett, North Tyneside Business of the Year 2016.

Businesses can enter any of the five categories, and all individual winners will be automatically entered for the coveted North Tyneside Business of the Year Award.

And this year, there will be a new ‘Heart of the Community’ category, honouring businesses that have gone the extra mile to be a firm part of their local community. This could be by employing local people, showing commitment to the local area or just providing excellent customer service. This award is open for the public to nominate a business they feel deserves this award, nominations for this award will be accepted until Friday 31st August.

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The North Tyneside Business Awards are a fantastic way for us to show our appreciation to the businesses in North Tyneside and how they make our borough a great place to live, work and visit.

“Every year we have a number of fantastic entries and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year has in store for us.”

The 5 five categories which are open for applications are:

  • New Business
  • Retail and Service Provider
  • Leisure and Tourism Provider
  • Manufacturing and Construction
  • Green Business and Sustainability

Sponsors for this years business awards are TEDCO, ENGIE, Capita, Kier and the North Tyneside Strategic Partnership. The main sponsor of North Tyneside Business Forum for 2017/18 is RSM.

All of the criteria for the above awards can be found on our dedicated website 

The deadline for all applications is Friday 29 September. The competition is open to all private sector businesses from all sectors and sizes. All applicants must have been trading for a minimum of six months on September 29, 2016. For the purposes of this competition, Start-Ups are identified as those who have been trading for less than 24 months on September 29.




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