Bernicia sponsors new business awards

Inspirational and resilient North East businesses have the chance to win regional and national recognition for how they’ve overcome challenges and achieved success with the North East England Chamber of Commerce business awards launched today.

The categories are for the best small, medium, partner and President’s Club, North East Champion and Company of the Year with winners selected from specific parts of the region, North, Central and South.

Lesley Moody, President, North East England Chamber of Commerce (AES Digital Solutions), said: “With so many brilliant organisations and individuals in our region I was so disappointed when we had to cancel our first Business Awards last year due to the pandemic. 

“The awards have been created to celebrate business diversity and success. They will help to promote everything great businesses do on a daily basis, to grow our economy. The honours will show clearly, real-life examples of a determination to succeed and overcome challenges.

“No matter what occurs or how, our region’s businesses always punch about their weight. I urge all our members to enter this year’s awards and share their fantastic stories.”

Bernicia is sponsoring the Chamber awards. John Johnston, Chief Executive, said: “As 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, 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.”

Closing dates for entries is 21 May and the final will be on 9 September at the Grand Marquee, Wynyard, or on-line if the event is not able to take place.

The Chamber Inspiring Females Awards will be launched in the summer and its final will be held in November.

There is also the opportunity for a number of Chamber awards regional winners to go on to the national British Chambers of Commerce competition. The categories for these are best green business, business diversification of the year, entrepreneur of the year, diversity and inclusion and export business.