The Awards Dinner – Venue

The Awards dinner will take place on Thursday 27th June 2019 at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. The evening is a black tie event which includes a welcome reception, three course meal and the awards ceremony.

Evening Schedule:
18:30 – Welcome Reception
19:30 – Awards Dinner
21:15 – Awards Ceremony
00:00 – Carriages


Make the most of your evening and book a room at the Hilton NewcastelGateshead. Click HERE to book with our preferential rate of £105 B&B.  

Ticket Prices

Full table (Table of 10) – £1,145.00 + VAT
Half table (Table of 5) – £650.00 + VAT
Single – £150.00 + VAT

This event has sold out! If you have any questions about the evening please call 0191 241 4523.

Pre-book your journey home and miss the taxi rush!

To arrange your journeys to and from the awards with Grosvenor Cars, click the link below, or call 0191 261 2222

Or to arrange your journeys with Dean Taxis, click the link below or call 0191 444 4444

HOST: Alfie Joey 

Artist, actor, writer, presenter, singer, impressionist, Alfie Joey has appeared everywhere from the Comedy Store & Wembley Arena to Coronation Street & BGT.

Alfie presents a Sony nominated breakfast show with Anna Foster on BBC Newcastle. His TedX Talk ‘Changing Lanes’ is on YouTube and tells his remarkable story and background. On TV he played Vic Reeves’ doctor in the popular sitcom ‘Hebburn’. He was in all 7 series of ‘Ideal’, a BBC sitcom starring Johnny Vegas.

Alfie is also one half of the comedy impressionist double act The Mimic Men with Cal Halbert. Their BGT appearance has had over 2.5 million views on YouTube.

You can see Alfie’s art at the North East Art Collective, the gallery in Eldon Garden. His first illustrated book is available from Amazon; The Ghost Who Could Not Scare.

CHARITY: Graham Wylie Foundation  

Graham Wylie, the founder of Sage and one of the region’s best known entrepreneurs, has launched a charitable foundation, with a pledge that 100% of all donations will go to charity.

The Foundation is one of the few charities anywhere in the world to hand 100% of donations to deserving causes. This is because Graham covers all the running, staff and administration costs to ensure every single penny raised and donated goes to his aim of helping, inspiring and educating children across the region.

The charity invites grant applications from groups, organisations and charities from across the whole of the North East for projects which will benefit underprivileged or vulnerable youngsters for years to come.

Find out more here:

We’ll be raising money for the Graham Wylie Foundation at the awards ceremony with a charity prize draw where you can be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes!  

Just wanted to say very many thanks to you and the team for another excellent evening last Thursday. Steve Cram was an excellent choice to host the event. The whole evening had that feeling of quality – very difficult to define but very evident.

Very many thanks for an excellent evening last Thursday. Feedback from my table guests has been very positive – another success for Echo. Looking forward to next year already!

Another excellent evening which I thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks to all the Echo team for making the evening such a success.