North Tyneside Business Forum

Applications are now closed for the 2019 Awards

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2019 - Heart of the Community

The Heart of the Community award is our way of encouraging people to say THANK YOU to a business which has made a significant contribution to the local area. 

The award recognises businesses which show that it is not just the cash flow of a business that counts; it is making a positive difference to the borough. 

If you know a business that has gone the extra mile to be at the heart of the local community, and:

  • Supports local initiatives and causes  
  • Employs local people
  • Provides excellent customer service
  • Makes a real positive difference to a community in North Tyneside

Judging Criteria

The Judging Panel will be the North Tyneside Business Forum Management Group who will consider how well applicants meets a minimum of two points from stated criteria and will contact a maximum of 5 businesses to find out more about their business and why they believe they should be in the final 3. The panel’s decision is final. 

Previous entrants and winners can be nominated. Community Interest Companies can be nominated however, registered charities and businesses which are funded by public sector organisations are not eligible to enter these awards.

Businesses nominated must have a registered trading address in North Tyneside, and must be a small or medium sized business (under 250 employees). 

Businesses from all industries in North Tyneside can be nominated for the Heart of the Community Award. Checks will be performed to ensure that the businesses nominated have been/will be trading for a minimum of six months by Friday 20th September 2019. 

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Nominations are now closed for this award. Voting will open on 21/10/2019