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the awards are in association with NE CC and sponsored by a whole host of companies and organisations. The sheer quality and the blue-chip nature of the sponsors enhances the prestige and gravitas of the awards. For more information on the significant benefits, and to become a sponsor, contact Sue Coulson, head of regional events on 0191 201 6072. THE JUDGING EACH award has a separate judging panel with an appropriate chairperson, nominated by the award sponsor. The decision of each judging panel is final and, while every effort will be made to give feedback to entrants, no specific correspondence will be entered into. THE DINNERS Tyneside & Northumberland Business Awards - - A | February 26, 2015, at The Marriott Hotel, Gosforth. Durham & Wearside Business Awards - March 12, - March 12, A | 2015, at Ramside Hall, Durham. Teesside Business Awards - March 26, 2015, at - March 26, 2015, at A | The Olympia Building, Teesside University. NORTH EAST BUSINESS AWARDS Regional Final - Regional Final - April A | 23, 2015, at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield. THE CATEGORIES | Company of the Year - sponsored by | Deloitte, Port of Tyne and Sunderland City Council. Small Business Award - sponsored by - sponsored by A | Bernicia, FW Capital and University of Sunderland. Export Award - sponsored by UKTI - sponsored by UKTI A | and Port of Sunderland. Innovation Award - sponsored by - sponsored by A | Newcastle University Business School, GE Oil & Gas and Tees Valley Business Compass. Digital and Social Media Award - - A | sponsored by Sintons Law Firm, Accenture and Teesside University. Newcomer of the Year Award - sponsored by Vir- sponsored by VirA - | gin Money. Heart of the Community Award - sponsored by - sponsored by A | Derwentside Homes, Alex Smiles Ltd and Castlegate Shopping Centre. Green Award - Opportunity to Sponsor. - Opportunity to Sponsor. A | Manufacturing Award - sponsored by University - sponsored by University A | of Sunderland, | ABB Consulting & Business Durham. Apprenticeship Award - sponsored by - sponsored by A Esh Group | and Nifco UK Ltd, Northumberland College. Let's Grow Award - sponsored by FW Capital, - sponsored by FW Capital, A | University of Sunderland, Newcastle International Airport and Swinburne Maddison LLP. Services Award - sponsored by Npower and Mid- sponsored by Npower and MidA - | dlesbrough College. Not-for-profit Organisation of the Year (regional | final only) - sponsored by Gentoo. Best Creative Business (regional final only) - - Opportunity to Sponsor. Some of the above categories are fully sponsored. However, opportunities are still available for certain categories. HOW TO ENTER COMPA OMPA OMP NIES and organisations can enter a maximum of three separate categories. Entries must relate to activity during 2014. Do you know of a company which deserves an award? Let us know about it. Awards are open to companies of all sizes and are open to companies of all sizes and A organisations with a significant presence in any of the subregions. The closing date for entries is 5pm, Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Nominations can be made at www.nebusinessawards.co.uk. Queries can be answered by Sue Coulson, head of regional events, ncjMedia Ltd, Groat Market, Newcastle, NE11ED, or 0191 2016072 or firstname.lastname@example.org