Bowburn-based manufacturer PC Henderson beat off national competition to be awarded exporter of the year at the British Chambers of Commerce awards held at Tobacco Dock in London.
North East England Chamber of Commerce supported PC Henderson’s entry and James Ramsbotham, chief executive said: “We are delighted one of our members has received such a tremendous accolade and in particular for this international trade category. The Chamber was established by businesses to support each other’s desire to expand their marketplaces overseas and PC Henderson are a great example of this same ambition today. Congratulations to everyone there who has worked so hard to achieve success.”
Trevor Cossins, PC Henderson managing director said: “Winning this award is an amazing achievement. It is something I never imagined achieving in my life. It is fantastic not for myself but for my whole team. Everyone who works for our company is a star in their own right.”
PC Henderson has a history of manufacturing going back over 90 years and employs over 80 people at the Bowburn factory. The company is a world leader in the design and manufacture of sliding and folding door hardware for domestic and business applications.
There were also two further Chamber members who were finalists at the BCC awards, Whitewash Laboratories from Billingham and Learning Curve Group, based in Durhamgate, County Durham.
Jon Cummins, Group Commercial Director, Learning Curve Group said: “It was an honour to be able to represent the North East’s education and training industry at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards. The caliber of businesses there was outstandingly high and it was fantastic to see a North East Chamber member win an award. We look forward to engaging with even more Chamber members to help them upskill their workforce.”
The BCC export business of the year award was sponsored by DHL Express.