About NEAA Annual Awards 2024

We are excited to announce the return of the NEAA Annual Awards in 2024.

Our mission to celebrate and champion automotive excellence continues, and we look forward to recognising outstanding achievements in the industry. The winners will be announced at the dinner on Thursday, March 28th at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham.

These awards are all about recognising the incredible talent and achievements of companies making a real impact on the North East automotive industry. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s awards ceremony features a superb line-up of eight new and updated categories, each one recognising the very best in their respective fields.

The NEAA awards donate to schools and STEM programs to raise awareness of automotive careers and, to date, over £60,000 has supported future talent.

Participation in business awards can enhance credibility, boost employee morale, and increase brand awareness, making it a valuable marketing tool. Being shortlisted alone can attract new customers. The application process is neither time-consuming nor costly, yet it helps document annual business activity and reaffirms success. Amid challenging recruitment and retention, the NEAA team strongly encourages members to take advantage of this opportunity. Don’t overlook the benefits of participating in the NEAA Annual Awards.

The awards categories are:

  • Geoff Ford MBE Apprentice Award, sponsored by Gateshead College
  • Graduate Award, sponsored by Marelli
  • Innovation Award, sponsored by Newcastle University
  • Digital Transformation Award, Sponsored by NA College
  • Environmental and Sustainability Award, sponsored by Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK
  • Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by Invest South Tyneside
  • SME of the Year Award, sponsored by North East Institute of Technology (NEIoT)
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, sponsored by Sunderland City Council

How to enter

Application forms, table bookings and further information can be downloaded from the NEAA events webpage. All entries are to be submitted by close of business on Friday 9th February 2024.

North East Automotive Alliance Washington Business Centre, 2 Turbine Way, Sunderland, SR5 3NZ.

www.northeastautomotivealliance.com | events@northeastautomotivealliance.com