Online voting is open until Thursday 7 February for the awards, which recognise and honour 50 individuals from northern England's restaurant sector.
Entries will be selected by a panel of experts from recruitment company the Russell Partnership who, as well as judging entries, will also scour the region researching the industry’s stars. The final list will then be announced live at the Northern Restaurant & Bar (NRB) show in March.
NRB managing director Thom Hetherington said: “With 42 per cent of all hospitality establishments based in the region and a £14bn turnover, we wanted to highlight the people who are contributing to this booming industry and honour their successes.
“The NRB Top 50 is all about celebrating these inspiring individuals who have each made a significant impact in their businesses whilst driving commercial and critical success, creating employment, training and investment, and creating profile and prestige for the region and its hospitality sector.”
To enter or nominate a colleague visit www.northernrestaurantandbar.co.uk/nrb50.