NEAA Annual Awards 2024

Event Date:

March 28, 2024

Event Time:

6:30 pm

Event Location:

Ramside Hall Hotel

Recognising automotive excellence.


We are excited to announce the return of the NEAA Annual Awards in 2024.

Our mission to celebrate and champion automotive excellence continues, and we look forward to recognising outstanding achievements in the industry. The winners will be announced at the dinner on Thursday, March 28th at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham, hosted by Charlie Charlton, a prominent advocate for the North East.

These awards are all about recognising the incredible talent and achievements of companies making a real impact on the North East automotive industry. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s awards ceremony features a superb line-up of eight new and updated categories, each one recognising the very best in their respective fields.

The NEAA awards donate to schools and STEM programs to raise awareness of automotive careers and, to date, over £60,000 has supported future talent.

Participation in business awards can enhance credibility, boost employee morale, and increase brand awareness, making it a valuable marketing tool. Being shortlisted alone can attract new customers. The application process is neither time-consuming nor costly, yet it helps document annual business activity and reaffirms success. Amid challenging recruitment and retention, the NEAA team strongly encourages members to take advantage of this opportunity. Don’t overlook the benefits of participating in the NEAA Annual Awards.



Book your place at the 2024 Awards Dinner

Members Individual: £130 +VAT  I  Table of 10: £1,300 +VAT
Non-Members Individual: £200 +VAT  I  Table of 10: £2,000 +VAT

Bookings can be made online below…

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Event FAQs

What do I get with my ticket?

Reception drink

Three course meal

Tea and Coffee

Wine for the table



Drinks Reception Sparkling Wine or Fresh Orange Juice

Starter Tandoori Chicken Skewer, salad of coriander, Red Onion, Tomato, Chilli and lime yoghurt dressing (GF)

Vegetarian Starter Beef Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, Oregano, Balsamic and Extra Virgin olive oil (GF)

Main Brown Ale Braised Beef, Beef Suet Crust, Carrot and Swede Mash Tender Stem Broccoli and Fondant Potato

Vegetarian/ Vegan Main Aubergine, Spinach and chick pea masala Pilaf rice and naan (GF)

Dessert Vanilla Crème Brulee with Shortbread

Tea & Coffee and Wine for the table.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements in advance. Those organising your place should have submitted any requirements for you. They must be submitted to by Friday 15th March 2024.

Awards Dinner Programme

18:30    Arrival | Drinks Reception

19:30    Formal Proceedings hosted by Charlie Charlton

19:35    Main Sponsor Welcome

19:45    Keynote from NEAA Chairman

20:00    Geoff Ford MBE Apprentice Award & Graduate Award

20:20    Dinner

21:50    Innovation, Digital Transformation & Environmental and Sustainability Awards

22:20    Employer of the Year & SME of the Year Awards

22:40    Outstanding Contribution Award and Speech

22.50    NEAA Closing Remarks – Paul Butler, CEO, NEAA

23.00    Networking

23.30    Carriages

Dress Code

Black Tie and Formal Evening Wear

Other Questions

Drinks and Bar Service

A card-only at-seat bar service will be available on the evening. Any pre-ordered drinks must be arranged directly with the venue.

B&B Rate

20% discount on B&B and R/O rates. Guests need to quote NEAA Awards to obtain this over the phone with the hotel reservations team on 0191 386 5282.


Any queries can be directed to Laura Gage at  

Event Location:

Total Seats: 230


  • Ramside Hall Hotel
  • Carrville
  • Durham
  • DH1 1TD

Event Schedule Details

  • March 28, 2024 6:30 pm   -   11:30 pm
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