There is no charge to enter the HR&D Awards 2023.

You may enter a maximum of three categories, but you must complete a separate submission for each category.

Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming that we have received your nomination.

Entries can only be accepted from organisations whose base, or a substantial proportion of its business, is within the North East of England. This includes the NE, SR, DH, DL and TS postcode areas.

Information provided in the entry form will be viewed by the judging panel. Shortlisted finalists will have a short biography about them added to the awards website which will be based on the content of their submitted entry form. Therefore, if your entry contains confidential information that you do want to be shared please email the event manager with the details immediately.

Entries will close at 5pm on 21st April 2023. If entries are submitted after this deadline they may not be included in the judging packs.

After the judging has taken place, all shortlisted finalists will be contacted by email or telephone within 7 days.

Entries are judged by a team made up of category partners and an independent expert judging panel, all with significant professional experience.

Winners will be announced on Thursday 15th June at a special awards ceremony taking place at The Fed, Gateshead.

The dress code is ‘Black Tie' and theme this year will be 'In Bloom'.

Please email the event manager who will send you details of any negotiated rates with local hotels.

Yes, the venue is fully accessible but please tell the event manager your access needs to ensure we meet expectations and so we make all guests experience positive.

There is ample free parking available on-site.

There will be a table plan on display in the drinks reception area when you arrive. Your organisations name and table number will be displayed on the plan. A member of the events team will be on hand to help you find your seat.

We are able to provide you with a partnership media pack which provides detailed information about the extensive benefits and opportunities available this year. For more information email tom.austin@reachplc.com.

If you have queries relating to the categories, criteria, eligibility for entry, or anything relating to the content of your submission, please contact:

Lesley Hampson, Regional Events Manager | lesley.hampson@reachplc.com / 07393 008 727