Noctura 400 has won a number of awards in 2014 and 2015. The innovation has achieved great recognition across the country. Read on to find out about the awards Noctura 400 has won.

MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival

Date won: 22nd October 2015

Award Name: National Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2015


The four finalists from the BQ Emerging Entrepreneur awards back in February 2015 are entered for this prestigious National award for the biggest success story in the country.

Bright Ideas in Health Awards

Date won: 21st May 2015

Award Name: SME Innovation in Healthcare


The development of an innovative technology, design or process that has produced a major improvement to either business performance, end user benefit or patient care. The Bright Ideas in Health Awards is an annual competition organised by NHS Innovations North on behalf of the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria.

North East Business Award for Durham and Wearside

Date won: 12th March 2015

Award Name: Innovation Award (sponsored by Newcastle University Business School, GE Oil & Gas, North East Chamber of Commerce, Tees Valley Business Compass).


To identify and reward the company which has launched the most innovative new product/service in the North East in the calendar year 2014.


Date won: 12th February 2015

Award Name: Emerging Entrepreneur Award


The BQ National Emerging Entrepreneur Dinner is organised by BQ Magazine in conjunction with MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival 2015. Business Quarter (BQ) is a leading business to business brand of Room501 Publishing recognised for celebrating entrepreneurship and corporate success. BQ Magazine provides the inside track on what drives the UK’s leading businesses, business people and entrepreneurs. BQ has established a UK wide approach to business engagement reaching highly targeted audiences of entrepreneurs, senior executives and owner managers within SME’s and high growth businesses both in-print, online and through events. The celebratory dinner showcases the success stories of established entrepreneurs but more importantly also acts as a call to action to emerging next generation entrepreneurs to step up to the plate. The event makes a positive impact by profiling emerging talent as BQ continues to follow their stories during their year of recognition.

IET Innovation Awards

Date won: 19th November 2014

Award Name: Start-up (Sponsored by the ERA Foundation)


The Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards aim to highlight the best new innovations across the world spanning the disciplines of science, engineering and technology. Entries to the IET Start-up Innovation Award were welcomed from engineering start-ups which could demonstrate that they have solved a worthwhile problem and achieved early commercial traction. In this case, the Noctura 400 sleep mask.

RTC North Celebration of Innovation in the North East Awards

Date won: 19th November 2014

Award Name: Most Innovative SME Contribution to Healthcare (Sponsored by Academic Health Science Network North East and North Cumbria).


This award recognises Noctura 400 as North East’s most innovative contribution to the healthcare sector.

National Business Awards

Date won: 11th November 2014

Award Name: The Market Gravity Innovation Award


Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 13th year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. This Innovation Award recognises all forms of successfully applied innovation, from new products and services to a culture of improvement, this award celebrates the ideas (Noctura 400) that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry.

IChemE Global Awards

Date won: 6th November 2014

Award Name: Innovative Product of the Year Award


The IChemE 2014 Awards provide a platform to recognise and reward chemical engineering innovation and excellence. The programme celebrates both team and individual achievement across every aspect of the chemical and process industries. The innovative product award recognises the best product originating from the process industries to be manufactured commercially after July 2012. Noctura 400 had to demonstrate both innovation and a social, commercial, safety and/or environmental benefit.

The Manufacturer Top 100

Date won: 20th October 2014

Award Name: The Manufacturer top 100 UK manufacturers


The Manufacturer Top 100 aims to champion and publically identify the sector's dynamic leaders and innovators. These are the top 100 manufacturers in the UK.

Made in the North East Awards

Date won: 2nd October 2014

Award Name: Innovation Award (Sponsored by Newcastle University Business School)


This award is for the company or individual that has, through intellectual property originated within the North East region, generated a substantial commercial benefit from an innovative product (Noctura 400) or process designed and manufactured in the region during the period 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014.