Chamber Business Awards

Recognising the achievements of our region’s business community

No other organisation represents every size and sector, from the borders of Yorkshire to Scotland and Cumbria. We want to celebrate the uniqueness of Chamber membership and the endeavour of our region’s response to Covid-19.

Bernicia

Our Associate Sponsor

Bernicia is a housing association fully focused on our region. Bernicia recognises the great work that the North East England Chamber of Commerce does to support the region’s business community, and to promote the scale and range of opportunities that the North East has to offer.

There’s lots of fantastic businesses across the region doing great things every day, helping the North East thrive. The Chamber Awards shine a light on these achievements and put North East businesses on a national stage, showcasing innovation, collaboration and our shared determination to help the region grow and prosper. As associate sponsor, we’re delighted to be part of championing our region as a great place to live, work and do business.

Supporting both the Chamber Business Awards & Chamber Inspiring Females Awards programmes in 2021
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The Chamber Business Awards are back!

Small business of the year

Regional categories are focused on membership level and aim to find and recognise our best businesses in the region. Open to Small member businesses, those employing under 49 people.

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Medium business of the year

Regional categories are focused on membership level and aim to find and recognise our best businesses in the region. Open to Medium member businesses, those employing between 50-250 people.

Sponsored by Northern Skills Group

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Partner & President’s Club business of the year

Regional categories are focused on membership level and aim to find and recognise our best businesses in the region. Open to Partner and President’s Club member businesses.

Sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson

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North East champion of the year

Focusing on a business which makes a significant contribution to life in our region. Their work could significantly promote the North East across the UK or around the world. This business contributes to the future of our business and wider community.

Sponsored by North East Times Magazine

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Chamber business of the year

Outstanding within their field, the business of the year will be selected from category winners once judged, by a panel consisting of Chamber Board, Chamber Council.

Sponsored by Esh Group

Business diversification award

The past year has been one of unprecedented challenge for North East businesses. Many have had to adapt to survive, some with spectacular results. This category aims to acknowledge those successful diversifications and the innovative and transformative teams behind them.

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Entrepreneur of the Year

North East entrepreneurs are the disruptors and innovators that will shape the future of our region’s business community. The winner of this award will exhibit hard work, determination, creativity and resilience. This entrepreneur will be an inspiration to business people across the North East.

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Green business of the year

Recognising the most ethical, socially responsible, green business, we’re looking for a Chamber member who can demonstrate a commitment to managing their environmental impact. The winner will be able to demonstrate that this agenda is embedded right throughout their business at every level and what impact this agenda has on their organisation.

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Diversity and inclusion award

A business that is focused on supporting and encouraging diversity and inclusion is the foundation of a progressive business community in North East England. We’re looking for an outstanding business who promote and support equality, inclusion, disability access and support, community engagement and welfare.

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Export business of the year

This award recognises the strength and resilience of North East exporters. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on the international stage and demonstrate that they adapted to the effects of Covid-19 and the impact of Brexit.

Sponsored by Teesside International Airport

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