Event | North East Business Awards Final 2016

Atlas Cloud team

After winning the Services Award at the North East Business Awards for Tyneside & Northumberland, the team were invited to the final last night.

As soon as the team arrived we were greeted with a glass of bubbly to ease the nerves.


Also invited to the awards was Amy Williams, team GB’s only gold medal of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Receiving the gold medal was only the beginning of her career, she then went on to appear in Channel 4’s “The Jump” and was also offered the position of presenting Channel 5’s “The Gadget Show”.

With this success under her belt, it’s obvious why Amy was invited to speak of how she accomplished this.


As we sponsored the Apprenticeship Award at the last awards we were eager to see the result this time round.

The award was given to Labman Automation Ltd who believe doubling in size over the last 5 years wouldn’t have been possible without their apprentices.

The business has their own dedicated apprenticeship co-ordinator to encourage and mentor the apprentices.

They believe the apprentices bring enthusiasm and willingness to learn that cannot always be matched by ‘wiser’ established employees or candidates.

They also said that apprentices are encouraged to “have their own voice” and come up with ideas making them a part of Labman projects from the beginning.

Labman Automation Ltd aims to continue to grow their apprentice headcount by 20% each year.


Atlas was up for the National Services Award after claiming the title for the best Service Provider in Tyneside and Northumberland.

We were up against great names which included: AV Dawson, a family run multimodal logistics provider, and Maxim Facilities Management, a commercial cleaning and facilities management company.

We are thrilled to have made it to the finals and would like to say a huge congratulation to AV Dawson who took the trophy.


As a smaller business ourselves, we value the hard work that is put into companies whilst they are continuing to grow and raise awareness.

The winner of this category was Sound Training, a literacy company which provides training programmes for school pupils from the ages 10 to 18.


The main award of the evening was the Company of the Year award which had nominations from each region: Teesside, Tyneside & Northumberland, Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside.

Teesside representatives Nifco took the trophy. A big well done from the Atlas Team!


The event brought all areas of the North East together to celebrate the reward of our region’s hard work.

Of course, there was a little friendly competition and a number of awards per area were counted. Here are the results:

Durham, South Tyneside & Sunderland – 5 awards

Tyneside & Northumberland- 4 awards

Teesside- 4 awards

A very close call but Durham, South Tyneside & Sunderland took the lead by bagging 5 awards.

We had a great night and would like to say well done to all those who were nominated and all those who won an award.

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