A North-East charity is holding an awards ceremony in celebration of companies which go the extra mile to make them feel included.
The inaugural Daybreak Inclusion Awards will shine a spotlight on nominated businesses, big or small.
Daybreak is a charity which supports adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.
Members from their three Hubs, in Hexham (Northumberland), Coundon (Co Durham) and Montagu (Newcastle), have been busy submitting their votes for a business which makes them feel valued.
One member’s nomination for a coffee shop was “because they look at me when I’m ordering something – they help me when I decide what drink I would like and they don’t rush me.”
The event will also recognise achievements made by the charity’s members, as well as dedicated members of staff.
Adam Bird, awards organiser and Daybreak’s Development Manager, believes it will be a meaningful celebration.
He said: “It will be a good time to acknowledge and thank all the businesses, for going the extra mile to support our members. We also want to share the success our Hub members and staff have achieved this year.”