The CIPD North East of England HR&D Awards started in 2007 and were one of the first annual awards for the profession.

The awards have grown over time, acting as a showcase for North East businesses and talent, with a celebratory awards dinner held in June.

Applications are judged by an expert panel of professionals, category sponsors and previous winners of Awards who have gone on to achieve national awards with North East businesses demonstrating how great people practices make a great business.