The Awards Dinner – Venue

The Awards dinner will take place on Thursday 30th June 2022 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

We will be raising money for the charity Anxious Minds at the dinner, so please remember to bring cash along for the prize draw!



Make the most of your evening and book a room at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead.

Ticket Prices

 Standard Ticket price: (From 26th April 2022)

Full table (Table of 10) – £1,245.00 + VAT
Half table (Table of 5) – £700.00 + VAT
Single – £155.00 + VAT

Host – Alfie Joey

Artist, actor, writer, presenter, singer, impressionist, Alfie Joey has appeared everywhere from the Comedy Store & Wembley Arena to Coronation Street & Britain’s Got Talent.

Alfie has presented the breakfast show on BBC Radio Newcastle for over 10 years .

His TedX Talk ‘Changing Lanes’ is on YouTube and tells his remarkable story and background. And on TV, Alfie 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 3 million views on YouTube.

You can see Alfie’s art at the North East Art Collective, the gallery in Eldon Garden. He has written and illustrated children’s books which are available at

Charity – Anxious Minds

We’ll be raising money for our chosen charity – Anxious Minds – on the evening so remember to bring some cash to take part in our prize draw!

At Anxious Minds, we believe everyone should have access to quality mental health support. Our reason for being, is to ensure people in the North-East receive fast access to mental health services, and that people affected by mental health and addiction issues receive the support they need to live a fulfilling life through recovery and discovery.

With the right support, anyone can change their life for the better.

Find out more at


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.