Fri, 01 Feb 2019 19:00:00 GMTFri, 01 Feb 2019 23:30:00 GMT


Celebrating success across the regions automotive sector
Following the success of the inaugural NEAA Annual Awards in 2018, the North East Automotive Alliance
is delighted to announce the industry awards will return on Friday 1 February 2019.

The NEAA Awards, sponsored by MAKE it Sunderland, are designed to celebrate the
outstanding achievements of companies and individuals within the North East automotive sector 
and help further raise the profile of this remarkable industry.

Industry awards are a proven method for boosting employee morale, attracting new talent, raising your company profile, benchmarking amongst peers and increasing your company's what are you waiting for?!


2019 Award categories - Entries are now open

Outstanding Contribution Award, Sponsored by MAKE it Sunderland
School Engagement Award, Sponsored by Invest South Tyneside
Apprentice Award, Sponsored by Gateshead College
Graduate Award, Sponsorship available
Innovation Award, Sponsored by University of Sunderland
Business Competitiveness Award, Sponsored by Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK)
SME Company of the Year Award, Sponsored by RTC North
Trade and Investment Award, Sponsorship available

Entry Deadline Thursday 20 December 2018

£16,000 will be awarded in support of future talent. This year winners will not be announced until the evening and each category will have a winner receiving £1,500 and a runner up receiving £500, which is to be donated to a local school in support of an automotive or STEM related project. Whilst the Apprentice and Graduate awards will each have two winners receiving £1,000 each.

Completed applications should be submitted to

Book your table at the 2019 Awards Dinner

The NEAA Annual Awards will once again be held at the Roker Hotel, Sunderland on Friday 1 February 2019. Ensure you secure your ticket to network and celebrate with the crème de la crème of the region’s automotive sector.

Members Individual, £100 + VAT  I  Table of 10, £1,000 + VAT

Non-Members Individual, £150 + VAT  I  Table of 10, £1,500 + VAT

Download booking form or book via Eventbrite
If you have any queries, please contact Jo Martin, Events Executive at or telephone 0191 5164400


Sponsor an award category?

The North East automotive sector is truly globally competitive. These awards recognise excellence across the NEAA membership and provide an excellent promotional platform for our sponsors.

Download the sponsorship form here

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