Hartlepool Business Awards

In the light of Government advice on avoiding non-essential social contact, Hartlepool Borough Council has taken the decision to cancel all events until further notice, including the Hartlepool Business Awards which were due to take place on 21st May in the Borough Hall. 

This decision has been made in the best interests of the public and staff, and while we are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment which this will cause, we are sure you will appreciate that we have a responsibility to try to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time for all of us.


The Awards 

The Hartlepool Business Awards have now become an annual event. The prestigious Awards Dinner will be held at the Borough Hall, Hartlepool on Thursday May 21st 2020.

How to Enter 

Follow the online entry instructions. If shortlisted, the judging panel may arrange a visit to discuss your business in more detail. Shortlisted companies will be offered two complimentary tickets for the dinner where they will find out if you have been chosen as the winner in their category which carries a prize to the value of £500.

 Business Category – Entry Form

The Overall Business of the Year will be chosen from a new category and a separate entry form. Those businesses that do not wish to enter individual categories can enter for Overall Business of the Year separately. Those businesses who are entering individual categories will also need to enter for the Overall Business of the Year in addition to their category entries. The Overall Business of the Year winner attracts a £1000 prize.

Business of the Year – Entry Form

Entries restricted to THREE categories ONLY. 

Closing date for all nominations is 5pm Friday 27th March 2020.

The Dinner 

 An evening of celebrating achievements with a variety of entertainment. Tickets for the three-course dinner are just £450 for a table of 10 or £45 each. You can reserve your ticket or table by contacting : 

T: 01429 867677  E:

Award Category Sponsor Prize
Service Sector Hartlepool Borough Council & Beaumont Consulting £500 cash
Manufacturer of the Year Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors £500 cash
Community Hartlepool Mail £500 cash
Business Leader of the Year Hartlepool Business Forum Award
Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality TBC £500 cash
Creative Industries The Northern School of Art £500 cash
Young Entrepreneur J&B Recycling £500 Cash
Most Promising New Business Waltons Clark Whitehill £500 cash
Investment in Training Learning Curve £500 cash
Best Small Business University of Teesside £500 cash
Overall Business of the Year Hartlepool Sixth Form College part of Education Partnership North East £1000 cash