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North East England Chamber Awards Launching January 2020


We’re delighted to announce North East England Chamber of Commerce is organising a new flagship programme of award events, the North East England Chamber Awards.

We aim to recognise the outstanding achievements of organisations and inspiring businesswomen in our membership. In January 2020 we will launch the Chamber Business Awards and Chamber Inspiring Females Awards.

Our CEO James Ramsbotham has said: “We have brilliant businesses and individuals in our region and these awards will celebrate everything they do, on a daily basis, to grow our economy. The honours will showcase examples of a real determination to succeed, no matter what occurs and how our region’s businesses always punch about their weight. I urge all our members to enter and share their brilliant stories.”

We’re delighted to confirm the Chamber Business Awards are to be associated and headline sponsored by Bernicia. Chief executive, John Johnston said “As a Housing Association fully focussed on the North East, Bernicia recognise the fantastic work that the North East of England Chamber of Commerce do to support the region’s business community, and to promote the scale and range of opportunities that our region has to offer. That’s why we are delighted to be associate sponsor of the chamber’s business awards.”

Categories include best leader, exporter, use of technology, family business, high growth achievement and e-commerce. The Chamber Inspiring Females Awards are open to organisations, of all sizes, who can compete for a range of honours including best employer, apprentice, employer, community & CSR or business leader aimed at celebrating the significant contribution of women in North East business.

There is the opportunity for a number of Chamber awards regional winners to go on to the national British Chambers of Commerce awards in London in November 2020.

The official launch of the Chamber awards and submissions being open, will take place in January. Heats will be held in April and May as lunch events, with the regional categories being:

North - celebrating business north of the Tyne.

Central - celebrating business south of the Tyne, across Wearside and County Durham.

South - celebrating business across Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.

The final for the Inspiring Females Awards will be in May at Newcastle Civic Centre and the overall Chamber award Grand Final and Summer Ball will be in June at Wynyard Hall.

More information and sponsorship opportunities ranging from £2,000 plus VAT are available from