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PNE Social Impact Award Sponsor

SkillUP StartUP ScaleUP Social Impact Award Sponsor

PNE support businesses to start, grow and thrive in an ethical and sustainable way. By sponsoring the Social Impact Award, PNE want to give a platform to start-ups and individuals who are passionate about making an impact for people and places across the North East and beyond. 

Get in touch to see how they can help you achieve your goals at

StartUP ScaleUP High Growth Award Sponsor

As the North East’s top ranked commercial law firm, we’ve been helping growing businesses achieve their goals for years. Partnering on the Start-up and Scale-up Growth Awards allows us to give businesses a legal boost.

We offer initial meetings without charge to explore solutions to your queries.

Speak to Alex Craig today on 0191 211 7911 or find out more about our small business support.

In addition to winning the Awards, shortlisted applicants and winners have the opportunity to win:

Social Impact Award winners

Speaking opportunities at NIBEs event

High Growth Award winners

12 months access to the Entrepreneurs Forum events programme including member events, meet the entrepreneur events, panel discussions, webinars and exchange workshops.

Plus money can't buy experiences to develop your business further...

  • Free hotdesking facilities in Newcastle, Gateshead and Middlesbrough.
  • Free hospitality unit including utilities from Black Storm (Beer Box) at Stack at New Bridge Street from 5th July – 31st August 2021, available to all Startup Awards North East winners to use as a pop up venue to showcase your business.
  • Mentoring from key partners
  • Training and workshops from industry leaders across a range of topics e.g. sales, marketing, HR
  • Financial support and access to funding
  • Software
  • Meetings with CEOs and managers who share their experience and give advice for how they have overcome challenges and advice to develop your startup further.
  • Free copy of Peter Arnolds 'Innovation of a Nation' which analyses the top 150 start-ups from every year from 1990 to 2019 to examine what ideas created those start-ups and how British founders made it happen.


Free tickets and discounts for events and activities, hotel stays, restaurants and much much more!

Show your support for Startup Awards North East

We are looking to work with local businesses who would like to support Startup Awards North East applicants to give them the boost they need and celebrate in style.

If your company can provide time, services, products, discounts or support for the region's startups please contact 

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