Compere - BBC Radio Newcastle's Alfie Joey

18.30 - Drinks Reception
18.50 - Call to Dinner
19.00 - Introduction from Alfie Joey
19.05 - Welcome address from Sarah Stewart, Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative
19.15 - Dinner is served
21.00 - Break
21.15 - A word from our sponsors, Northumbrian Water, Newcastle College and Bidfood
21.30 - Awards ceremony
22.50 - Raffle draw
23.30 - Last orders at the bar
Midnight - Carriages


The venue is located to the rear of Newcastle Central Station and is an easy walk from the city centre. We suggest walking, cycling or using public transport to get to The Boiler Shop.

Walk from Central Station:

  • Turn right out of the entrance, pass the Royal Station Hotel.
  • Turn right and walk through the 'taxi tunnel'.
  • At the end of the tunnel turn right again and head for the Royal Mail building.
  • You will find The Boiler Shop on South Street just before this building.

By Metro: Get off at Central Station, taking the Neville Street exit, and follow the directions above.

By Bus: Find your bus route at

By Car: From the A1, take the A184 over the Redheugh Bridge/St James' Boulevard; at the end of the bridge follow the sign 'Stephenson Quarter'.

Car Parking

Crowne Plaza are offering compimentary car parking for those attending the awards in the Stephenson Quarter Car Park.
Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PH
Phone: 0191 221 2211

There is also limited parking in other locations near the venue (on Forth Street and Forth Banks). Here's a list of car parks nearby:

Central Station Long Stay
Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Ne1 5DL

Metro Radio Arena Multi-storey
Arena Way, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7NA
Phone: 0844 493 6666

Times Square Car Park
Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AD
Phone: 0191 243 8294

Nearest Cash points

Central Station is the nearest cashpoint and is free of charges.

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