Welcome to the North East FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards!  At the 2020 Awards, we crowned 12 fantastic businesses of different shapes and sizes from across various sectors of the economy.  We had self-employed businesses showcase their talents alongside established larger businesses with up to 250 employees. The standard was fantastic and this year we hope to celebrate even more great businesses.

Entries now closed for the North East 2022 awards

North East Winners and Finalists

Your host - Charlotte Windebank

Charlotte is passionate about empowering people to discover ideas and opportunities within their local networks.

She is MD and co-founder of FIRST (www.youarefirst.co.uk) an accredited learning and development agency that provides students, early-stage founders, job seekers and professionals with practical enterprise and entrepreneurial experiences to develop and enhance their leadership and progression skills. 

FIRST was set up 7 years ago in a response to the high unemployment rates and low startup business rates in North East England. Current projects include Startup Awards North East and level 1 qualifications in enterprise.

Charlotte is a trustee of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums and sits on the board Gender Entrepreneurship North East where she advocates, and champions change for underrepresented groups in business. She is currently working towards an Executive MBA at Newcastle University and loves nothing more than being on stage celebrating business success.


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Howard Little 
I am a Membership Advisor in the Northeast of England. 

I have held this position for 5 and a half years and have signed up more than 1000 businesses in the area. 
I am ex-forces and have a keen interest in supporting Military in Business #X-Forces. 

Mobile:  07833 163578 

Email:    howard.little@fsb.org.uk 

Twitter:  @howiefsb 

The Venue 


Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE11 9XF


FSB North East are hosting their Awards at the Newcastle Gateshead Marriot Hotel in Newcastle, a conveniently placed venue offering comfort and style. 

Awards Final Date Monday 21 March 2022
Timings: 12noon Start - until 16:00
Dress Code: Business Attire

Sponsoring the North East Awards

We're grateful to our headline and local sponsors who are helping us to keep the FSB Awards free to enter! Find out more about our headline sponsors here and our local sponsors below.

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