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Celebrating amazing individuals and organisations – the North East HR&D Awards are back!

The North East HR&D Awards are returning to once again shine a spotlight on the sector’s leading organisations and individuals. And this year’s ceremony comes with a new partner, with North East Times excited to be collaborating on the showpiece event’s delivery.

The North East HR&D Awards are back.

Celebrating the amazing organisations and the skills and talent of people professionals across the region, the showpiece ceremony will this year take place at The Fed, in Gateshead, on Thursday, June 6.

Featuring a range of categories, it will again recognise the best people practices from those working across HR, learning and development and related specialisms.

But this year’s event will come with something extra too – a new partner.

The annual spectacle – now into its 16th iteration – will be delivered alongside North East Times.

Pete Mallon, North East Times’ creative and managing director, says: “We drive conversation around business, the economy and policy, highlighting those at the forefront of moves to deliver growth and support the region in reaching its potential.


  • Guests arrive at The Fed, in Gateshead, for the 2023 HR&D Awards


“And our HR&D Awards partnership is an extension of that.”

The 2024 North East HR&D Awards will be judged by members of the North East Work and Talent (NEWT) advisory board, who reflect a cross-section of expertise and experience from organisations across the region.

Elouise Leonard-Cross and Sarah Carnegie, NEWT advisory board joint chairs, add: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership.

“North East Times shares our passion for showcasing not just the region but the rich and dynamic stories of the individuals and organisations at the heart of positive change, and we’re really excited to see the awards evolve through our collaboration.

“We all know the North East is a fabulous place to live, work and thrive.

“The HR&D Awards are about showcasing the work of people professionals across our region, who deliver excellent practices that make a positive impact on the working lives of so many people every day.


  • Photography, courtesy of Reach plc, by Claire McKie-Reid & Steve Brock


“The North East is full of ambition, pride and innovation, and organisations can help promote that by showcasing just how amazing they are at every opportunity, such as the HR&D Awards.

“This year, there are 12 categories recognising the breadth and variety of the work and challenges addressed by the people profession – so start thinking of the excellent practices you can shout about in your submissions!”

There are a number of opportunities for businesses to support this year’s ceremony, which include associate and award category sponsorship.

For more information on packages, or for details on how to buy a table for the evening, contact events manager Lesley Hampson on 07748 908058 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, contact events manager Dawn Owens on 07789 666437 or email [email protected]

For more information on making an awards submission, visit

Event sponsors already confirmed include Northumbrian Water, Jackson Hogg, People Science Consulting, Tailored Thinking, Talentheads, TDR Training, Sullivan Brown, MI-Say, Newcastle University Business School, North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, Esh Group and Womble Bond Dickinson.


February 29, 2024

  • Lifestyle

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