Employees from around the region are to be celebrated at the second annual North East Employee of the Year Awards.

Individuals are urged to nominate colleagues they feel make an invaluable contribution to their businesses for the range of awards including, the Leadership Award, Unsung Hero and Best Apprentice.

Nominations from managers, directors and board members are welcomed for employees who deserve special recognition, or who have already been awarded by the company. Nominations should be made online.

Award entries will close at 12 noon on Friday 19 May.

The evening will culminate with the presentation of the coveted ‘North East Employee of the Year’ award, which is selected from all category winners.

Tesco Underwriting were quick to confirm their partnership with the event once again with HR Manager Lesley Clapperton keen to sing the praises of North East employees. She said: “Everyone at Tesco Underwriting considers this a fantastic event for the area.  We believe the hard work of staff at all levels should be commended so we’re thrilled to once again be a part of an event that does just that.”

Heading into its second year, the programme was founded by leading North East event management company, She’s Gott It!, following the decision by leading local businesses to showcase the talent of the region’s employees.

She’s Gott it! event manager, Sie Francis, said: “The awards add a great deal of value to the region, as there are no other ceremonies in the North East that offer a platform to shout about employee success.

“Being able to bring the event back for a second year is very exciting and it means so much to have Tesco Underwriting as our headline sponsor once again. We’re keen to get as many businesses from around the North East involved as sponsors or supporters to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.”

For more information on how your business can be a part of celebrating the region’s employees by supporting or sponsoring, contact Sie Francis at She’s Gott It! on 0191 385 6619, or at info@northeastemployeeoftheyear.co.uk.

To enter or learn more about the awards, please visit: www.northeastemployeeoftheyear.co.uk.