Key dates and important information

Recognising the achievements of our regions business community

The Chamber business awards are back in 2024, celebrating business success and the uniqueness of Chamber membership.

With thanks to Chamber awards associate sponsor Bernicia.

Key dates and important information

Key Dates: 

27 February 2024 Submissions open
17 April 2024 Submissions close at 12 noon
3 May 2024 Shortlists announced
27 June 2024 Awards final, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Gateshead
November 2024 British Chambers of Commerce national awards


Celebrating the achievements of our regions business community

For over 200 years the North East Chamber of Commerce has championed businesses in North East England. We are constantly inspired by the strength, determination and positivity of our business community.

Now is the time to recognise your achievements.

Our Awards are open to Chamber members only and free to apply to. If you are interested in Chamber membership please contact [email protected].

A unique feature of the Chamber Awards is our National categories, with winners from across the region enjoying an automatic finalist position at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards.

If you have any questions relating to the awards, please get in touch with our events team

email: [email protected] and [email protected] or call: 0300 3036322

All submissions require the following…

Contact information

  • Contact name
  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Twitter account

Material may be supplied as follows:

  • A maximum of 3 attachments (e.g. testimonials, tables, graphs or photos) may be included with the entry form.
  • These attachments must be image files (jpg, gif, png or tif) and must not exceed 5MB in total. Please note that PDF files are not allowed.
  • Any attachments that exceed the permitted allowance or exceed the permitted file size will be deleted.

Key information

  • Your entry must be submitted by noon on 17 April 2024.
  • Please ensure you check the spelling of your entry and that of your company name. If you are a winner, this is how your business name will be displayed on the award.
  • When you make any amendments to any part of your entry on Awards Force, please ensure you click the ‘save’ button before leaving that page.
  • You can review your entries in Awards Force (our awards platform) by scrolling down under ‘my entries’.

Terms and conditions of entry 

    • Only fully paid members of North East Chamber of Commerce can enter these awards.
    • Members must apply under their current membership package.
    • Entry to more than one category is permitted.
    • Financial information will be treated in confidence but forms will be shared with a select group of individuals for judging purposes.
    • Information from the entry may be used for the host’s speeches.
    • All entries must be electronic.
    • Any website links used within your entry will not be activated by the judges.
    • Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards programme.
    • Category or associate sponsors are not permitted to apply to these awards in the same year as their sponsorship.
    • No employees of NECC, BCC or an accredited Chamber are entitled to enter.
    • In entering an award you are not guaranteed to be shortlisted. Three businesses will be chosen to be shortlisted with one winner announced at the Awards Final. Entries will be judged by a panel consisting of representatives from their category sponsor.
    • Awards are judged externally to the Chamber – as well as representatives from individual businesses across the North East via the Awards Force external platform.
    • Incomplete entries will not be judged.
    • Please note, you will be judged by the content on your form. There will not be a face to face interview.
    • The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
    • Award winners will be announced at The Glasshouse International Centre of Music Gateshead on the evening of 27 June 2024.
    • Please keep 27 June 2024 free to attend the awards if you are shortlisted (please note, there is a cost to attend the awards).
    • By registering and completing an entry for the awards, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Click to read the benefits of entering an award and our frequently asked questions.

Chamber business awards associate sponsor: