About the awards

The North East HR&D Awards raise the profile of the HR&D profession across the region and celebrate the value that HR&D can deliver in improving work and working lives.

The awards showcase practitioners in the region in HR, L&D and other emerging specialisms, whilst also championing the diversity of organisations in the region delivering excellent HR&D.

The 2024 event will take place on Thursday 6th June 2024 at The Fed, Gateshead.

The Categories

HR&D Team of the Year

Excellence in Apprenticeships

Excellence in Talent Attraction & Employer Brand

Excellence in Reward & Benefits

Excellence in SME People Practice

Excellence in Inclusivity & Diversity

Excellence & Positive Impact

Excellence in Organisational & People Development

Excellence in Leadership

Excellence in Health & Wellness

Excellence in People & Technology

Excellence in Supporting Armed Forces Talent

The Judging Panel

The judging panel, whose members also make up the North East Work & Talent Advisory Board (NEWT), is a group of professionals working within a range of sectors with a shared interest in ensuring the North East builds and maintains its profile as a great place to live and work and has the talent pipeline it needs to thrive.

The Awards Evening

Date: Thursday 6 June 2024

Venue: The Fed, Gateshead

Times: 6.15pm Drinks Reception, 7.00pm Formalities Start, 11.00pm Formalities Close, Aftershow Party until 1.00am!

Dress code: Black Tie

Event Theme: The Roaring Twenties 

Alfie Joey & Kirsten O'Brien

Charity Fundraising
As the Awards will be taking place on D-Day, we'll be fundraising on the night for multi-award winning military charity Forward Assist who are recognised as ‘thought leaders’ in the military charity sector.  The charity provides support, advice, guidance and advocacy through the delivery of a variety of research projects that help veterans seek support to reduce the negative impact of social isolation and loneliness. 

Venue & Parking
The awards dinner will be taking place at The Fed in Gateshead
Website:  the-fed.co.uk
Address: Lancaster Road, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JR
Parking: Free parking is available on-site