Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:00:00 GMTFri, 09 Feb 2018 23:30:00 GMT


The NEAA Annual Awards

Celebrating success across the regions automotive sector

Main Sponsor, MAKE it Sunderland

Drinks Sponsor, Bradley O'Mahoney Public Relations

The North East is synonymous with automotive manufacturing excellence, yet beyond the OEMs little is known about the truly globally competitive companies based here in the North-East region. This inaugural event will celebrate the success of companies and individuals within the North East automotive sector and help further raise the profile of this remarkable sector.

Across the evening £16,000 will be awarded in support of our future talent. One thousand pounds will be awarded to each of our four Young Achievers. All other winners will receive a cheque for £2,000 which they donate to a local school in support of an automotive or STEM related project; thus raising awareness of the importance of STEM and the attractiveness of a career within the automotive sector.

The event is expected to be a sell-out with 300 guests attending this inaugural event. Guests attending will not only celebrate our regions success but benefit from excellent networking opportunities with the movers and shakers within the North East and the wider UK automotive sector.

As a region, we need to celebrate success more and let others know about the world leading companies based here. As such we would encourage all NEAA member companies to review the award categories and enter our awards. For those entering we would also encourage you to use your NEAA entry as the basis to enter other regional and national business awards.  This will ensure that North East Automotive companies receive the recognition they richly deserve and collectively we reinforce the regions position as a global centre of excellence for automotive manufacturing.

Entries are now open for applications and nominations in the following areas:

Business Competitiveness Award, sponsored by Gateshead College

School Engagement Award, sponsored by Invest South Tyneside

Young Achiever Awards -  Apprentice, sponsored by North East Local Enterprise Partnership 

Young Achiever Awards - Graduate, sponsored by North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Scale up Business Award, sponsored by RTC 

Innovation Award, sponsored by University of Sunderland

Trade & Investment Award, sponsored by Comau

Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by Resource Management Solutions NE


Entry Deadline: Friday 12th January 2018

We wish you the very best of luck!


If you have any queries or would like to book to attend our Annual Awards, please contact Jo Martin, Events Executive at or telephone 0191 5164400.

Members Tickets: Individual, £100 + VAT; Table of 10, £1,000 + VAT

Non-Members Tickets: Individual, £150 + VAT; Table of 10, £1,500 + VAT