Siemens is back on board to support our awards

Des Young says Siemens is proud to be sponsoring the awards.
Des Young says Siemens is proud to be sponsoring the awards.

Loyal supporter Siemens is once again on board to back the Best of South Tyneside Awards.

Bosses at the Hebburn-based operation are delighted to be helping in our search to find the real champions of our neighbourhoods.

Des Young, customer services country lead of Siemens plc, said: “At Siemens, we believe the unsung heroes within our borough should be celebrated, and the Best of South Tyneside Awards is a fantastic opportunity for us to support an event that provides recognition to deserving candidates in our local community.

“Siemens has the privilege of sponsoring this year’s Best of South Tyneside Awards and we’re proud to be part of an event that showcases the wonderful work of our local people.

“As a local employer with approximately 500 employees based in South Tyneside, we have a vested personal interest in the cause.

“The numerous selfless acts and great contributions of South Tyneside residents never cease to amaze me.

“There’s no limit to the impressive lengths individuals will go to support their community and the range of categories for this year’s award is guaranteed to honour the best there is.

“Siemens has been a part of this event for a number of years now and we are delighted to continue the tradition this year.

“We would like to wish everyone involved in the awards the very best of luck.”

The Best of South Tyneside awards have a headline sponsor of Siemens and are being held in association with The Customs House, and with Port of Tyne, BT South Tyneside, Barbour, David Gray and Harlow Print as category sponsors.

The deadline for entries for the Young Performer competition is Monday, April 4.

After that, all the Young Performer finalists will get to perform at the Customs House, in South Shields, on Monday, April 18.

The deadline for entries in the overall competition is May 6. After that, judges will draw up a shortlist for each of the categories listed.

And then it’s on to the grand finale, which will be held this year at the Quality Hotel on June 9.

The awards will honour unsung stars. We know there are heroes galore out there who are worthy of awards.

To nominate, send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the business or person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known)

State which category your nomination applies to (from the list of categories) and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination (no more than 300 words).

Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA alternatively email or