Helen Ross, owner of Bright & Beautiful North Tyneside, scooped the prize at the Federation of Small Business Excellence Awards 2019.
She now stands a chance of winning a national accolade at The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, which take place in London on May 23.
Recognised for being an ethical employer, Helen demonstrated how she has grown her business and invested, developed and retained her staff over the past 12 months.
Last year, Helen delivered over 2,300 home service cleans to customers across North Tyneside and South Northumberland.
She says: “I was delighted to hear our name announced as winners for the whole of the north east, particularly as we only launched just over a year and a half ago and it has been an amazing journey so far.
“As a business, we pride ourselves on being an ethical employer and it’s so important to find the right people, take care of them and empower them to grow with the business.
“Nothing gives me more pleasure knowing that my staff love their jobs and want my business to succeed. Having a trusted team is one of Bright & Beautiful’s brand pillars and I definitely embrace this within my business.
“I could not have done this without the continued support of my family, our fantastic team of housekeepers and our loyal customers, so a big thank you to all of them.
“I’m looking forward to the national awards in May so we can fly the flag for the north east.”