The Northern Enterprise Awards celebrates the industriousness and the dedication of the businesses and enterprises hailing from the north of England.

Small and medium-sized enterprises are the most vital segment of Northern England’s economy. Constituting 99% of businesses in the North, UK SMEs generate more than half of the nation’s business turnover. According to studies conducted by marketing education organisation School of Marketing, SMEs contribute approximately £2 trillion per year to the UK economy.

Business creation in the North of England is way ahead of the UK average, and with this in mind, it is the perfect time to announce the Northern Enterprise Awards, proudly hosted by SME News!

In the Northern Enterprise Awards 2023, potential reasons for nomination are plentiful and varied including innovation displayed through an ingenious product or service offering, glowing testimonials reflecting exceptional customer care, or a particularly novel business model.

The awards are judged entirely on merit by Northern Enterprise’s experienced in-house research team, taking into consideration information available online and in the public domain, the team will carefully analyse and evaluate those who they believe are succeeding in their endeavours; innovating, growing, and improving.

2023 has seen a boost in the tourism and heritage sector, however with a wet summer and with the cost of living affecting footfall, it has still been a challenge. Eden Camp is especially excited and proud to celebrate this amazing achievement which arrives following yet another interactive display launching, and further preservation improvements take place over the winter period.

This award highlights how dedicated the museum is to be welcoming the next generation of visitors. Its team are working hard behind the scenes to create and develop all the onsite and digital resources associated with education, making a visit to Eden Camp just as fun as it is educational.

“We are immensely proud of the efforts put in by the Museum’s team of staff and volunteers who put every effort into making an unforgettable experience for our visitors from start to finish.” Eden Camp Modern History Museum’s Managing Director, Paula Peace says, “It means so much to us all to be recognised for the consistently high-quality service that our museum is famous for. A massive thank you to all involved who have helped us gain recognition in our sector!”

Since being established back in 1987, our museum has grown from strength and strength. 2024 promises to be a bigger and better year than ever before with several projects on the go over the winter, including the vital restoration of the original POW huts, part funded by the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and the support from North Yorkshire Council. The museum hopes to entice visitors back again through special events marking 80th anniversaries of key milestones from WW2, including a special re-enactment of the Great Escape in the February half term week.