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Sage Gateshead Celebrates Winning Two Awards at North East Tourism Awards

Posted on 22 November 2018

Sage Gateshead were last night celebrating as they were awarded Gold for Inclusive Tourism and Silver for Business Tourism at the North East England Tourism Awards ceremony.

Abigail Pogson, Managing Director, Sage Gateshead said: “I’m especially proud that we’ve been awarded a Gold and a Silver award this year at the North East England Tourism Awards.

Inclusion is a cornerstone of all we do, so it’s fantastic to be awarded Gold in the Inclusive Tourism Award in recognition of this. To win Silver for Business Tourism, for the second year running, is a fantastic reflection on our Conference & Events team who always deliver to the highest possible quality with a sense of pride and passion.

I’m grateful to the entire team at Sage Gateshead who work so hard to provide the best music opportunities and events for everyone and for the continued support we receive from our attendees, clients and stakeholders.”

The awards play a key role in celebrating and showcasing the range of tourism businesses that visitors to the North East encounter. The tourism sector continues to be the fourth largest in the region, highlighting the importance of the businesses working in the sector to the wider economy.

Sarah Stewart, chief executive at destination management and marketing organisation NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners and those who contribute to the success of the North East tourism sector. This year we received a record number of applications and all the categories were tightly contested.”

BBC Radio Newcastle breakfast show presenter Alfie Joey hosted the awards and entertained guests throughout the evening at Newcastle Civic Centre.