About the Awards


What are the NEPIC awards?

The NEPIC Annual Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of the companies and individuals who make up the chemical-processing industries in the North East of England.

During a glittering award ceremony held at Hardwick Hall in Sedgefield in January of each year – and witnessed by some 450 industry leaders – winners and guests alike enjoy an evening of celebrations and networking.

There are sixteen awards up for grabs that fall under ten categories and have a staggering total prize fund of £24,000; £16,000 of which will be donated to local STEM education projects. Applications and nominations for the 2018 awards are now open under the following categories:

– Apprentices of the Year
– Young Achievers of the Year
– Environmental Award for North East Primary Schools
– Industrial Environmental
– SME of the Year
– Communities & Reputation Award
– Engineering Firm of the Year
– Innovation Award
– Manufacturer of the Year
– Outstanding Contribution

Interested? Click to view the award criteria>
ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday 21 December 2018

Why should you enter?

– Reward & motivate your staff by encouraging them to shout about their achievements
– Build trust and confidence amongst your stakeholders
– Raise your reputation & enjoy regional publicity
– Companies – establish links with local schools & help to promote science within your area
– Winners secure a ticket for the dinner to network & celebrate with some 450 industry leaders

What together have we achieved?

Since the NEPIC Awards commenced 13 years ago, we have hosted more than 5,000 industry leaders at Hardwick Hall. During this time the event has donated a phenomenal total prize fund of £224,000. Sixty local schools have received £138,000 in support of STEM related projects & the region’s young stars – seventy eight to date – have received £86,000 between them. A further £6,000 has been donated in support of export mentoring.

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  • 2019 Award Categories

     Apprentice of the Year
    Young Achievers
    Primary School Environmental
    Corporate Environmental
     Small Business of the Year
       Communities & Reputation Award
    Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
     Engineering Firm of the Year
     Innovation Award
    Manufacturer of the Year
    Outstanding Contribution

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    Event Contacts

     For 2019 table enquiries:
    Lynne Aungiers
    01642 442 562 | 07885 807 801

    For 2019 award, sponsorship & media enquires:
    Louise Gwynne-Jones
    01642 442 569 | 07808 029 967

    For hotel reservations:
    Hardwick Hall
    01740 620 253


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