Winners of the North East Contact Centre Awards 2022 have been revealed in a glittering Awards Ceremony held on 11 November at the Fed in Gateshead.
The Awards honour the best individuals, teams and organisations who work in this sector which employs 50,000 people across the North East. The region is home to some world-leading brands in a range of industries including financial services, retail, insurance, leisure, healthcare, emergency services, security and logistics.
Shortlisted finalists enjoyed a Gala Dinner as the winners and highly commended entries were revealed by host Charlie Charlton.
Among those honoured were BGL, Parkdean, Worldpay, SSCL, NHS BSA, Sage, Leeds Building Society, Ocado and Collingwood Insurance Services UK.
Councillor Claire Rowntree, Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, commented
“We are proud to be an event partner because the Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the massive achievements of people who make contact centres one of the north east’s real success stories.
The industry has proven its resilience time after time, continuing to recruit and provide valuable employment throughout the ups and downs of the economic cycle. It remains a key source of jobs, and in Sunderland employs around 10,000 people and contributes over £200m a year to the economy through salaries alone.”
Leanne Chambers, Managing Director at lead sponsor greenbean, commented:
“Customer behaviour has changed forever and with increased acceleration towards digitalisation and self-service comes the changing role of the front-line advisor who is now required to be tech-savvy and handle more complex queries.
These awards not only celebrate and recognise the amazing individuals, teams and organisations that are best in class, but highlights contact centre careers as a ‘career of choice’
Head judge Christine Allenson said
“The strength of entries was again very high this year which demonstrates the resilience, energy and dedication within the region’s contact centres who have gone above and beyond to keep vital services running for their customers.
Congratulations to all our Highly Commended entries and our Winners for 2022!”
As part of the evening, a fundraising raffle was organised in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance Service.
For additional information on the awards and to see the list of the winners Click Here
The North East Contact Centre Awards 2021 are sponsored by Sunderland City Council, greenbean, BPA Quality, The Forum, Business Durham, Invest North East England, SVL, NICE, Whistl, Worldpay by FIS Global and SSCL.