The Made in the North East Awards recognise and reward manufacturing companies based in the region that have demonstrated success in innovation, product development and revenue growth in either domestic or overseas markets.

The Awards showcase many of the high quality manufacturing businesses in the region that have built reputations for high quality products and services.

This is the sixth year that Insider has run the Made in the North East Awards which is part of a national suite of events that Insider hosts around the UK, all culminating in its national final, Made in the UK Awards, which take place later in the year.

Over 100 different manufacturing businesses – of all sizes – have entered the awards since the inaugural event in 2013. These include:

  • British Engines
  • ElringKilinger GB
  • Fentimans
  • Ringtons
  • Calsonic Kansai
  • Tharsus
  • Ebac Group
  • GT Group
  • Walker Filtration
  • Tekmar Energy
  • Kromek
  • Seaward Group
  • Reece Group
  • Godfrey Syrett
  • CA Group
  • Zytronic
  • Omega Plastics
  • Cameron’s Brewery
  • Polyphotonix
  • Faltec Europe

Made in the North East Awards 2018

Ten awards will be presented at the awards dinner:

  • Digital Engineering / Technology Award
  • Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Manufacturing Innovation Award
  • Automotive Award
  • Export Award
  • Food & Drink Award
  • Manufacturing Apprenticeship / Training Scheme
  • Sustainable / Ethical Manufacturer Award
  • Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m)

The deadline for entries is Friday 10th August 2018
Once again Insider has teamed up with CDEMN, the organisation behind Emcon (formerly known as Durham Oktoberfest). Emcon is the North East’s leading engineering and manufacturing exhibition and takes place on the same day as the Made in the North East.

CDEMN will join the judging panel which will also be made up from representatives from EEF, Materials Processing Institute, AMAP (University of Sunderland), Esson Partnership and the NE Automotive Alliance.

The judges will scrutinise all the submissions and determine the shortlists and the winners for each award category.

The shortlists will be announced by Insider in the weeks leading up to the awards dinner, which will be held at the Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham on 18th October 2018, when the winners will be revealed.

To enter the awards and reserve tables at the awards dinner, visit the Made in the North East Awards website.