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 One of the North East’s longest running annual business awards celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, a testimony to the dedication, entrepreneurship and longevity of businesses in North Tyneside.


The North Tyneside Business Forum have recognised this in two new categories which will be showcased at the awards which will take place on 24th November at the Village Hotel, Cobalt Park with sponsorship from Capita, Equans, Tedco, and Action on Climate Change North Tyneside.

Applications are now open and North Tyneside businesses can enter any of the five categories, with all category winners automatically entered for the overall North Tyneside Business of the Year Award. Category winners receive a certificate, prize, and trophy as well as substantial recognition and publicity.

The categories are:

  • New Business Award – A business which has started since March 2021 and has shown potential growth.
  • Resilience Award – A business which has shown resilience and growth throughout challenging economic times.
  • Action on Climate Change Award – A business which demonstrates efforts to protect and enhance the environment.
  • Innovation Award – A business which has identified new and innovative ways of working, and/or created something that is unique to the market place.
  • Heart of the Business Award – nominated by the business for a member of staff which keeps the business going and has overcome their own personal challenges.

In addition to the five categories, the public will nominate and vote for the Heart of the Community Award which recognises the way that businesses support their local community. Previous winners have supported local initiatives and causes, employed local people, provided excellent customer service, and basically went the extra mile to be at the heart of their local community.


Chair of North Tyneside Business Forum, Karen Goldfinch said:

“This will be a very special event as we are celebrating the awards being 25 years old and the 12th birthday of the Forum. We have a lot to be proud of and even more to shout about. Our businesses carry out their work with passion and enthusiasm and I’d urge any North Tyneside business to enter the awards and let everyone know their story and share the good news about what they do. Taking time to reflect on your business is an important thing to do, it’s a great reminder of what you have achieved and also an opportunity to empower both yourself and your workforce at the same time.”  


“This year we have two new categories – Resilience, and Action on Climate Change. We are all facing unprecedented price rises in fuel, energy and materials which have had a massive impact on our businesses and never before have business owners had to tackle local issues such as this and global challenges such as the importance of reducing carbon and having a clear, green sustainability strategy. It’s a tough challenge but I’m proud to say that businesses in North Tyneside are not only facing this head on but they are also leading the way for others to follow.”

Applications can be made at www.northtynesidebusinessawards.co.uk. Closing date is 23rd September 2022


The North Tyneside Business Forum is run by a management group made up of members from various industry sectors in the Borough and gives support in the form of networking, events and signposting for growth and development. Membership is free and open to any business of any size with a trading address within North Tyneside. The Business Forum is supported by, but not run by North Tyneside Council.


The Forum is FREE to join and is for any business with a trading address in North Tyneside.

E: [email protected]  www.northtynesidebusinessforum.org.uk

T:0191 643 6000



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