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Birmingham Post
Graeme Whitfield

Countdown to North East Business Awards final as companies go head-to-head for top prizes

The final of this year’s North East Business Awards will take place next week, with 25 companies vying to be named the best in the region.

The awards give local businesses the opportunity to showcase their talents and highlight what makes them stand out in the business world. Winners from earlier heats in Tyneside and Northumberland; Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside; and Teesside will go head to head in 10 categories for the overall regional prize.

Finalists in the North East Company of the Year award - last year won by Middlesbrough computer games company Double Eleven - are Newcastle Building Society, eQuality Solutions and Cleveland Containers. Other nominees include Unipres UK, Artech Lighting, Rowen Homes and Muckle LLP.

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Journal editor Graeme Whitfield said: “It was great seeing the winners at our Business Awards heats earlier this year and I know that the competition will be hot next year.

“The North East Business Awards have been celebrating the best of the region’s companies for more than 20 years and it is more important than ever to celebrate the best of our businesses.”

North East Business Awards (Reach plc)

The grand final will take place at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield next Thursday and is headline sponsored by Sage, with support also from category sponsors Acute Business Advisory, Business Durham, CIPD North East of England, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University, Nifco and the University of Sunderland.

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The finalists for the grand final are:

Apprenticeships, Training and Skills award, sponsored by CIPD North East of England

Newcastle Building Society

Unipres UK Ltd


Innovation and Technology award, sponsored by Business Durham

AIS Survivex

Evidence Based Education

PD Ports

Heart of the Community award, sponsored by Sage

Muckle LLP

Just For Women Centre CIC

Perimenopause Support UK CIC

High Growth and Ambition award, sponsored by University of Sunderland

GAP Group (North East) Ltd

AR Power

Made For Trade

Manufacturing award, sponsored by Nifco

Sterling Pharma Solutions

Artech Lighting

Made For Trade

Newcomer of the Year, sponsored by Acute Business Advisory

Rowen Homes


Dash Media Ltd

Services award, sponsored by BusinessLive

Reeves Independent Limited

Concept IT Services

Great North Air Ambulance Service

Small Business award, sponsored by Newcastle City Council

McGovern & Co Ltd

Coote O’Grady

Lucid Technology Solutions

North East Company of the Year, sponsored by Newcastle University

Newcastle Building Society

eQuality Solutions

Cleveland Containers


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