Welcome to the Hartlepool Business Awards Website. The Awards evening offers Hartlepool businesses the opportunity to network with each other whilst celebrating all that is good about businesses in the town. Once again we are looking forward to hosting this gala event at the Borough Hall on Thursday 17th May 2018.
I am delighted to announce that the Hartlepool Business Awards for 2018 are officially open from Friday 10th November. Last year saw a huge rise in entrants for all categories and it was particularly pleasing to see lots of businesses entering the Awards for the first time. One such new entrant, Utility Alliance, were the worthy winners of the Overall Business of the Year last year as well as winning the best new business and service sector categories too. The awards evening continues to go from strength to strength and has become one of the most attended events in the Hartlepool business calendar. Whether you are a large, medium, small, new or established business, there is a category for you and I urge you to enter, as the saying goes “you have to be in it to win it!”
This Year our Guest of Honour will be Bill Scott a man with no shortage of business experience in the region and strong links to Hartlepool, who has recently been voted as the Tees Region’s most inspiring business person by his fellow business leaders.
We are very pleased to announce that last year’s Business of the Year, Utility Alliance, has kindly agreed to be the main sponsor of the Awards this year and as always we are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors as without their kind support the gala evening would not be possible. The awards are funded solely through sponsorship and ticket sales, there is a section located on this website which indicates the sponsorship packages available as well as the information regarding how to book tickets for the evening.
This year we are including an additional category of Business of the Year for those businesses who would like to enter for the Awards but don’t want to enter a specific category. The winners of each category will automatically be shortlisted for the overall Business of the Year as in previous years and they will be joined by a shortlist from those applying for the new Business of the Year only category. If you want to declare your interest in Applying for the Awards or want any other information about the Awards please fill in our simple ‘Enquiry & General Interest Form’ below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Have a browse through the website and in particular have a look at last year’s roll of honour and gallery which will hopefully whet your appetite for this year’s awards and hopefully you will join me in attending another packed night with the best of Hartlepool’s businesses in May.
Andy Steel  –  Hartlepool Business Awards Coordinator