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 were submitted by 22 July and the prestigious awards dinner was held 15 September 2016 at Ramside Hall Hotel, County Durham.
See a short clip of the North East's top exporters who were honoured at a glittering event to celebrate their success at Ramside Hall Hotel.
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.”