in association with
Siemens Power Generation Services

Incredible Inaugural Newcastle Business Awards

 A massive thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, nominees and attendees who helped us celebrate the inaugural Newcastle Business Awards on November 26th.

Our host, Alfie Joey got the crowds laughing with some brilliant impressions, and an inspirational speech from Graham Hartley, Managing Director of our headline sponsor Siemens Power Generation Services was met by raucous applause.

The theme and tone of the awards encapsulated our vision of inspiring communities through enterprise. The event promoted the ethos and practice of businesses and the community
working together to drive social improvement whilst encouraging a more environmentally sustainable approach to growing the local economy.

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Media Partners


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Newcastle Business Awards
The Winners!

A massive congratulations to all of our winners, here’s a look at the businesses
and organisations who went home with a NCLBA trophy.



Clean Slate




North Chocolates

Banks Group


Urban Foresight Ltd


Nosebleed Interactive


GFW Letting

SQ1 Law


Beacon House Events


Nice Guy Eddie


Andrew & Pete

UK Trade and Investment special
award for Outstanding Performance in International Growth

Hedgehog Lab


Our awards ceremony took place at the Skylight, The Beacon Newcastle’s bespoke conference and event space at the heart of the city’s West End. Guests enjoyed gourmet food with a ‘tinned’ inspiration, reflecting our focus on community and sustainability, and growing businesses in Newcastle in a positive, sustainable way that benefits the area and those living within it – in terms of skills development, opportunities, community projects and job prospects.

We were taken aback by the scale of canned and tinned food donated by our guests on the evening for our local foodbank, and your generous donations will make a real difference to the lives of individuals and families in Newcastle this winter.

Last but not least, we managed to take Twitter by storm, with #NCLBA2015 trending in North Tyneside and the hashtag being seen by 248,330 social media users, appearing 883,907 times on timelines (and counting!) So a big thanks to everyone who joined in the conversation online.

We’re already eagerly looking forward to the 2016 Newcastle Business Awards – please message us to join our mailing list if you’d like to nominate your brilliant Newcastle business next year.



Changing Places - Changing Lives

Groundwork provides training and skills and works with employers to create jobs; we aim to reduce energy use and waste, re-connect people with nature and transform whole neighbourhoods. Step by step we’ll go on changing places and changing lives until everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong enough to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.


Community at our Heart 

A charitable company with a community vision, Centre West gives residents a voice in the West End of Newcastle. Community is at our heart, helping local people to raise local issues and find solutions to tackle them. But that’s not all. Centre West is your springboard to make things happen in the community – from growing new jobs to creating opportunities for our young people.

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