Horizon Works to sponsor Made in the North East Award


Horizon Works to sponsor Made in the North East Award

2nd November 2022

Insider’s Made in the North East Awards 2023 have now been launched – and we’re delighted to announce that Horizon Works will be sponsoring the Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m) Award!

The annual awards celebrate the success and achievements of the region’s manufacturing sector and the hard-working and talented workforces they employ.

Insider is now inviting manufacturing and engineering businesses from across the region to submit entries before the deadline of January 5, 2023.

All of the winners will be automatically entered in Insider’s national awards final – the Insider Made in the UK Awards.

The North East winners will progress to compete against those from Central & East, Midlands, Northern Ireland, North West, South East, South West, Wales and Yorkshire.

The Made in the North East Awards 2023 are being supported by Digital Catapult NETV and are sponsored by AAF UK, Barclays and Theo James Recruitment, as well as Horizon Works. The networking booklet (at the awards dinner) is sponsored by Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) Project.

The award categories are

  • Digital Engineering/Technology Award
  • Manufacturing Innovation Award
  • Export Award
  • Automotive, Aerospace & Rail Award
  • Manufacturing Apprenticeship/ Training Scheme Award
  • Food & Drink Award
  • Medical, Life Science & Healthcare Award
  • Sustainable/Ethical Manufacturing Award
  • Apprentice of the Year Award
  • Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (over £25m)

The winners will be revealed at a gala awards dinner, which will take place at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on March 16, 2023.

Samantha Vassallo, Managing Director of Horizon Works, said: “We work day in, day out with innovative, visionary manufacturers in North East England, so we know the strength of the region’s manufacturing sector first hand.

“We’re therefore delighted to be supporting the Insider Made in the North East Awards 2023 by sponsoring the Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m) category. The awards promise to be a real celebration of manufacturing ingenuity and talent in the North East and we wish all of the applicants the greatest success!”

To enter the awards and to book tickets for the gala awards dinner, click here.


Get set for awards success – Marketing Lunch and Learn event

If you’d like some specialist support in crafting an awards entry for the Made in the North East Awards, or any other industry awards that you are thinking about entering, why not book onto our Conquering award entries – how to create a compelling awards submission! Marketing Lunch and Learn event with the Engineering and Manufacturing Network (EMN)?

Taking place on December 6 at our HQ on Northumberland Business Park near Cramlington, the event will provide tips on building your awards story, impressing awards judges and crafting your awards submission. There’ll also be insight from a previous awards winner, a Q an A with our expert panel, lunch and networking.

For more information and to book, click here.