The North East Exporters’ Awards aims to recognise the efforts of companies that, through exporting achievements, are making a huge contribution to both the regional and UK economies. It also looks to acknowledge and celebrate the strength and diversity of North East exporting.
For a second year running, NECC will be bringing ncjMedia on board as the media partner and to provide event management support. Last year entries nearly doubled and we had over 80 pages of editorial coverage for the awards in both The Journal and Evening Gazette raising the profile of export and ensuring that the Export Awards had a similar profile to the North East Business Awards and for them to be recognised as the Export awards for the region.
The winners of each of the award categories will be revealed at a prestigious awards dinner in May 2014.
The Overall Exporter of the Year Award will be awarded from a shortlist of all of the other award category winners on the night, but also winners of all of the other main export awards that have taken place in the region over the previous 12 months. The winner of the Overall Exporter of the Year Award will then be taken forward to compete at the National Chamber Awards in London in November 2014.
The agenda on the evening will allow plenty of time for guests to network freely and will provide a fabulous opportunity for the region’s exporters to join together as a collective force to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the North East export community.
The award categories in brief:
New Exporter Award
SME Exporter Award sponsored by UK Trade & Investment
Supporting Export Award
Export Team of the Year Award sponsored by NECC
Mid & Large Exporter Award
Overall Exporter of the Year Award sponsored by HSBC
Last Years Winners
- SME Exporter Award, sponsored by UK Trade & Investment: Fentimans Ltd.
- High Growth Exporter Award, sponsored by UK Trade & Investment: Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. Export Team of the Year, sponsored by Tees Valley Limited: Ecco Finishing Supplies Ltd
- Large Exporter Award, sponsored by Sunderland Council: Aesica Pharmaceuticals.
- North East Business Awards Exporter of the Year: Velocity.
- Overall Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by HSBC: Guardian Marine Testing Ltd.
CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday 21st March 2014
Source: Gazette Live