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Top Regional Businesses Celebrated at North East Business Awards Final

 

NECC joined with the Journal and Evening Gazette last week to reveal the winners of the North East Business Awards 2013 at Hardwick Hall.

North East Business Awards 2013NECC joined with the Journal and Evening Gazette last week to reveal the winners of the North East Business Awards 2013 at Hardwick Hall.

Commenting on the North East Business Awards Final, North East Chamber of Commerce chief executive, James Ramsbotham, said:

"I am incredibly proud that the North East Chamber of Commerce is working with the Journal and Evening Gazette to showcase the cream of regional business talent and that was evidenced at last night's glittering awards ceremony.

"To have so many Chamber members shortlisted and winning these prestigious regional honours is fantastic and I would like to congratulate them all for their various impressive achievements in what are still challenging economic times.

"The North East Business Awards provide a unique showcase for our companies, many of which are at the very forefront of their sectors, and provide with a much-valued event to celebrate their success.

"Once again the awards ceremony was a huge success and I very much look forward to taking the winners forward to compete on the national stage at the British Chambers of Commerce Awards later in the year."

NECC Partner Member Port of Tyne was the night's big winner, scooping the prestigious Company of the Year Award. The other winners on the night were:

Not-for-Profit Organisation of the Year
North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) Ltd

Best Creative Company Award
Atomhawk Design

Manufacturing Award
NIFCO UK

Internet & ICT Award
Visualsoft eCommerce

Low Carbon, Environment & Corporate Responsibility Award
Elddis Transport (Consett) Ltd

Innovation Award
QuestUAV Ltd

Heart of the Community Award
Derwentside Homes

Services Award
Odyssey Systems Ltd

Newcomer of the Year
Nortech Solutions

Small Business Award
Aspire Technology Solutions

The only award not to be presented on the night was the Export Award, in which specialist road surfacing company Velocity, Teesside steel making giant SSI UK and Gateshead-based computer game developer Eutechnyx were the shortlisted entrants. The winner of this award is due to be announced at the sister event the North East Exporters' Awards later in May.

To find out more about the North East Exporters' Awards and to book your tickets for the night click here or visit www.northeastexportersawards.co.uk