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For the fifth year, the North East England Chamber of Commerce is proud to be working with The Journal and Evening Gazette to deliver the North East Exporters Awards 2017.


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.

All entries need to be submitted by 14 April and the winners of each of the 8 award categories will be revealed at a prestigious awards dinner taking place on 15 June 2017.

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 Chamber looks to take the winner of the Overall Exporter of the Year Award to compete at the National Chamber of Commerce Awards in London in Nov 2017 but businesses need to be members of the the Chamber to compete at the National Chamber Awards.

Click for more information about the awards and how to enter.

See a short clip of the North East's top exporters who were honoured at last years glittering event to celebrate their success at Ramside Hall Hotel.

Meet 2016 winners'

Overall Exporter of the Year was Palintest, which also won Export Team of the Year.The New Exporter Award was won by Craft Yourself Silly, while SME Exporter honours were won by Ward Brothers (Steel) Ltd.

The Medium & Large Exporter of the year award went to Huntsman Pigments & Additives, while the Support Export Award went to AV Dawson and the Conquering New Markets award was won by Videre Global.

Palintest, as the overall winner, will now have the honour of going to London to take part in the national British Chambers of Commerce Awards in November.

Chamber chief executive James Ramsbotham told the audience at the event: “I congratulate all the exporters who put themselves in the spotlight and won these awards. You have showed us what you have achieved around the world and make us all in this region very proud.”