Business of the Year Is your company a true star of the North-east? This award is for that one company who has shown excellent practice and inspiration to all businesses by being a market leader. Customer First The award is designed to celebrate those exceptional companies who put the interest of the customer at the heart of everything they do. Driving Sustainability If your business actively reduces impact on the environment, is engaged in reducing waste and carbon emissions, or is helping drive the energy transition, you should be in the running for this award. Family Business Are you a fantastic family run or owned business? We are looking for a beacon of a North-east family business with an outstanding reputation and true integrity. Going Global Has your business made an impact overseas? This award will go to a company that has been successful in growing internationally. Inspiration from Innovation This award will be rewarded to the company that is at the forefront of latest thinking and is using technology or innovation to drive the future. Making the Difference Does your company have a big heart? Are you committed to positive change within the community? Celebrate this commitment by entering this category. Marketing Magic This award is for the company that has created a successful marketing campaign that has driven customers through the door or grown exposure. Rising Star Do you have a future star in your organisation? Are they destined for great things with your business? If you or a colleague has made a significant impact in your organisation apply for this award today. Staff Matter For organisations who take care of their people so their people take care of their business. Student Placement This special award recognises the important contribution business makes to student through their participation in a student placement programme. Inspiring Futures This award is for a school and business who have worked together in partnership to deliver either work inspiration, work practice, work experience and jobs (or them all) to ensure young people are moving into work.