Entering a colleague or an employee for an award could not be easier.  Here’s how it’s done…


How to enter?

Step 1
Decide which award category or multiple categories (3 maximum) you would like to enter for by going to the Categories page.


Step 2
Before you begin the entry process the first thing you will need to do is thoroughly read through the Rules of Entry and the Awards Criteria.

There are set criteria for each separate award. Please ensure that the criteria are adhered to in order to ensure you qualify for entry.


Step 3
Complete and submit the online form.


(NB only entries submitted via the online process will be accepted.  Please do not send any supplementary documents or attachments other than those requested on the nomination form – they will not be included in your entry).

Rules of Entry


Nominations can only be accepted from those whose trading addresses fall within the North East and Tees Valley region.


If you are unsure about whether your trading address fits within the entry restrictions please contact the awards team at


All categories require a minimum period of trading/operation, please check specific category criteria for details.


There is no age limit for entrants with the exception of ‘Young Employee of the Year’ where entries are only accepted from nominees under 30 on 29 November 2019.


All entries are treated in confidence. Any accounts submitted will be for the sight of the judges only and will not be published.  Any other information submitted on the nomination form may be used for promotional and publicity purposes post awards (please do not send any supplementary information or attachments).


The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an award from any applicant supplying false information in their entry.


By completing an entry to the Awards, you agree to all the rules of entry.

To enter The North East Employee of the Year Awards please click on the link below;



Entries to the awards are free of charge and will close at 12noon on Friday 23 August.   


The ceremony will take place on Friday 29 November 2019 at Crowne Plaza, Stephenson Quarter. To book tickets then follow the link below. 






If you have any questions about the entry form then contact a member of staff on: Word versions of the form are available on request.