The Awards Dinner – Venue

The Awards dinner will take place on Thursday 29th June 2023 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 our charity partner 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. 

Rate available until 1st June 2023

Ticket Prices

Full table (Table of 10) – £1,245 + VAT
Half table (Table of 5) – £725 + VAT
Single – £155+ VAT

Charity –  Tiny Lives

We are proud to announce that we’ll be supporting Tiny Lives at this year’s North East Accountancy Awards.

Tiny Lives offer a safety net for parents who have entered a world completely out of their control. Having a baby that is born prematurely or sick can be a truly world-shaking experience, but they can help parents through it.

They supply items, funds, staff specialists and support to the RVI Neonatal Unit in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, helping to make the Neonatal experience a little easier and more comfortable for parents, babies, siblings and family.

Find out more about the amazing work they do at

We’ll be raising money via a prize draw on the evening for this fantastic cause. You can donate using cash on the evening or by scanning the QR code. We have some truely fantastic prizes up for grabs! Winners will be revealled on the night!

Host: Alfie Joey

Alfie Joey has appeared everywhere from the Comedy Store & Wembley Arena to Coronation Street & Britain’s Got Talent.

On BBC Radio Newcastle Alfie interviewed pop stars, politicians, Oscar winners and Olympians. He hosts the podcast, ‘Speaker’s Corner with Alfie Joey ‘ and gives public speaking advice as a Communication Coach.

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


Special Guest: Josh Daniels

‘Laugh Out Loud’ with comedian, Josh Daniels as he delivers his own hilarious style of comedy and improv with charming mischief.

In 2011, Josh found himself supporting TV comedians including, Jo Brand and Barry Cryer as well as performing his own theatre shows and writing for TV and radio.

Since the millennium, Josh’s calendar has consisted mainly of corporate events, sporting dinners, holiday centres and cruise ships which has expanded his material to accommodate a wide range of audiences. Josh enjoys helping charities and performs regularly for ‘The Variety Club’, ‘Sparks’, and is now an honourable member of the ‘Lord’s Taverners’, where he uses his ‘stand-up’ skills to help disadvantaged children.  As a keen golfer, company directors and charity event managers regularly invite Josh to play alongside their clients and partners taking advantage of his natural networking skills.

Now, armed with his little guitar that takes his funny stories to a different level, Josh has become a popular comic in demand around the UK and internationally.

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.