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Sunderland Business Excellence Awards Nominations Open

We are delighted to support the annual Sunderland Business Excellence Awards hosted by the Echo newspaper which are set to take place on 17th November 2022. After a tricky couple of years for businesses, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the hard working individuals and organisations in our community. Join us by celebrating the amazing businesses across Wearside in the following categories:


  • SME Business of the Year
  • Best Large Business
  • Best Independent Business
  • Social Enterprise Award
  • Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Business of the Year
  • Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
  • Sustainable initiative of the year Award
  • Business in the Community Award
  • Employer of the Year
  • Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award


Times are challenging and teams are smaller so we want to make it as easy as possible for businesses to showcase their hard work by providing tips and guidance on what the judges will be looking for. Read 10 Top Tips on how to write your entry.


To nominate your business or colleague for an award, or find out more about the event,  visit and submit your 2022 entry by the 5th October 2022.


Good luck.

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