Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:30:00 GMTSat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT


The NEAA Annual Awards

Celebrating success across the region's 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 Young Achievers winners. 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.

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.


Award Categories:

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



Roker Hotel is one of the longest standing and most loved hotels in Sunderland, located on the Sunderland coast just a few miles from Sunderland centre. Sat Nav. Postcode: SR6 9NB. Directions

Order of evening:

18:30 Drinks Reception
19:15 Welcome
19:30 Dinner & Awards
10.00 Networking
00:00 Carriages


Vegetable broth served with a warm bread roll

Grilled chicken breast, gratin dauphines, buttered greens, mustard jus

Crème brulee with homemade shortbread



Roker Hotel has a limited number of rooms available for guest bookings on the evening of the dinner at a discounted rate of £60 B&B. Please contact the hotel directly to check availability and make a reservation.


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.