New awards will shine a light on region’s best new businesses

Rising stars of the region’s business sector will go head-to-head with the launch of the Best New Tees Business Awards, with sponsorship opportunities now available.

Taking place in November, the Best New Tees Business Awards have a wide range of categories for young businesses and individuals starting out in business.

The awards are being organised by Tees Business owners Resolution Media and Publishing, adding to an awards event stable that already includes the established Tees Businesswomen Awards and the Tees Tech Awards, which took place for the first time in August last year.

There are awards for the best business in services, creative, manufacturing, retail and hospitality, as well as categories for the Most Original New Business, Best New Community Champions and overall Best New Business.

There’s also individual categories for Best New Entrepreneur, Best New Apprentice and an Against All Odds award for someone who has overcome great hurdles to launch into business.

The categories are open to all businesses based in Teesside or Tees Valley founded since November 1, 2018.

Entries will open later in the year but sponsorship opportunities are available now, including overall headline sponsorship for £5,000 + vat, category sponsorships for £3,000 + vat and opportunities to sponsor the drinks, films and programme from £995.

For more details, please email or call sales manager Chris Garbutt on 01642 450255.

Tees Business executive editor Martin Walker, co-owner of Resolution Media and Publishing with Dave Allan, said the Best New Tees Business Awards will give a welcome boost to young businesses who’ve survived the tough test of the Covid pandemic.

“This is a chance to shine a light on the many rising stars and amazing new businesses across the widest range of sectors in the Tees region,” he said.

“At Tees Business, we pride ourselves in not just talking up the region and the businesses but giving them a helping hand wherever we can – and these awards will definitely provide a huge boost to the finalists and winners, putting their names up in lights for all to see.

“The Tees Businesswomen Awards have become a beacon for the female business stars of our region, we launched the Tees Tech Awards at the height of the pandemic, providing a new platform for our thriving local digital sector, and now we can’t wait to launch the Best New Tees Business Awards.”

The full list of categories in the inaugural Best New Tees Business Awards is:

(company awards)
Best New Business
Best New Services Business
Best New Creative Business
Best New Manufacturing Business
Best New Retail Business
Best New Exporter
Best New Hospitality Business
Most Original New Business
Best New Community Champions

(individual awards)
Best New Entrepreneur
Against All Odds Award
Best New Apprentice