Is yours one of the region’s best new businesses?

Entries and nominations deadline for the inaugural Best New Tees Business Awards is now just 10 days’ away (September 24) ahead of an event taking place at the new venue of Kirleatham Walled Garden, near Redcar.

Rising stars of the region’s business sector will go head-to-head with the launch of the Best New Tees Business Awards 2021, organised by Tees Business in association with PD Ports.

Taking place on the evening of Thursday, November 11, the Best New Tees Business Awards have a wide range of categories for young businesses and individuals starting out in business.

The awards are 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.

There are 11 categories including Best New 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.

Categories for individuals include 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 the Tees Valley founded since November 2018.

Click here to see the entry/nomination forms:

Category sponsors will choose three finalists in their category before a panel of five sponsors gives scores to the entries of finalists in each category. In the most democratic of judging processes, there are no king-makers and even category sponsors will not know the winners until they open envelopes on stage on the night of the awards.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Category sponsorship benefits include tickets for the awards ceremony itself, the chance to be involved in the category judging process along with publicity and exposure for your business pre, during and post event.

Click here to see the Media Pack: Best New Tees Business Awards 2021 – Media Pack

Key Dates
Deadline for entries & nominations: 5pm, Friday September 24.
Shortlists announced: From October 12.
Awards ceremony: Thursday, November 11 – Kirkleatham Walled Garden Marquee

Company Categories
• Best New Business – sponsored by PD Ports
• Best New Services Business – sponsorship available
• Best New Creative Business – sponsorship available
• Best New Manufacturing Business – sponsored by Jacksons Law Firm
• Best New Retail Business – sponsorship available
• Best New Exporter – sponsorship available
• Best New Hospitality Business – sponsorship available
• Most Original New Business – sponsorship available
• Best New Community Champions – sponsorship available

Individual Categories
• Best New Entrepreneur – sponsored by Enterprise Made Simple
• Against All Odds Award – sponsorship available
• Best New Apprentice – Bespoke Financial Teesside