Awards categories

Read more on all of our awards categories and download your entry form

All entries must be received by 16th February 2024. Please email your application form to stating the category in the subject line.

Apprentice Awards

NEPIC are continually seeking to promote the industry as a career choice for those leaving school, and the apprenticeship route as a training option. Through the Apprentice Awards, we seek to recognise and celebrate the region’s brightest young apprentice talent from within the process sector and its supply chain.

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Young Achiever Awards

To recognise and celebrate the region’s young talent from within the process sector, NEPIC are pleased to once more welcome entries for the 2024 Young Achiever Awards. As always, we recognise talent across industry’s five sectors, awarding a winner under each of the following categories: Biotechnology; Pharmaceuticals; Fine & Speciality Chemicals; Commodity & Petrochemicals, and Support & Supply Chain.

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Environmental Award for North East Primary Schools

The objective of this Award is to encourage & educate primary school aged children on environmental awareness & actions by exploring & suggesting an environmentally themed project. The winning school can then deliver the project aided by the £2,000 prize fund they receive. Do you know a primary school that could benefit from this award? 

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Corporate Environmental Award

The Corporate Environmental Award recognises and rewards the efforts of individuals and organisations whom protect the natural world from the impact of industrial activity. We hope to raise local awareness of environmental issues and build Community ties. This award is open to all NEPIC members who have completed environmental improvement projects, which have been put in place within the past two years.

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Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

This category celebrates employers who can showcase a strong commitment to employing, nurturing and supporting apprentices. If you can demonstrate the contribution and success that apprenticeships have brought to your organisation, then this an award for you. Judges are looking for exemplar employers who showcase the measurable benefits that apprentices have provided and showcase the benefits gained by developing their workforce through apprenticeship schemes.

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Small Business of the Year

The SME of the Year Award will be presented to the small-medium sized company that can best demonstrate a successful approach to developing their sales to the process sector.

Tell us about your journey. We want to hear how you cracked the process sector? Everything from sector interaction; programme co-operation and collaboration; business growth – in terms of both sales and jobs; product or service development; your demonstration of sheer ambition and commitment to winning business in the process sector.

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Manufacturer of the Year

The Manufacturer of the Year Award is targeted at all manufacturers who want to shout about their achievements in the chemical-processing industry during 2023. Perhaps you have launched a new product or innovation that is making waves? The judges will be looking for clear evidence of innovation, commitment to sustainability and your contribution to the industry.

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Communities & Reputation Award

The Communities & Reputation Award will be given to the NEPIC member company that can clearly demonstrate an outstanding communities and reputation campaign across any aspect of social responsibility.

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Engineering Firm of the Year

The Engineering Firm of the Year Award will be presented to the NEPIC member company that can clearly showcase business excellence from across the consultancy and engineering sector. The winning firm will demonstrate innovative and timely solutions to engineering problems and ‘best-in-class’ project delivery performance.

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Innovation Award

The Innovation Award will honor the NEPIC member company that has pursued game-changing ideas – across product, process and service – within the chemical-processing industries and associated supply chain.

The Award will be judged on how innovative the idea is, how the organisation adopted it and its overall business impact. We are looking for a clear demonstration of a significant impact across a range of 10 listed criteria.

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Outstanding Contribution Award

This award is aimed at finding and recognising an individual at any level in industry who has had a sustained career, which has not only had a very significant contribution to the North East Process Sector, but also has been an inspiration to people in the sector. Judges will be looking for someone with a level of dedication that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

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