PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards 2017

The North shines in export awards shortlist

Firms in sectors including digital, healthcare, manufacturing and food & drink are amongst those making the shortlist for the 2016/17 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards.

Dozens of firms were nominated in the first ever Northern Powerhouse awards celebrating international trade, hosted and organised by BQ, with several making the shortlist in more than one category.

Judges from BQ, award supporters PD Ports, export experts Chamber International and logistics specialists Advanced Supply Chain Group pored over impressive missives from sole traders right through to large companies operating out of the North of England.

BQ’s managing director, Bryan Hoare, said: “We knew when we launched this celebration that the North had a wealth of businesses who were really capitalising on the opportunities that trading internationally brings.

“And we haven’t been disappointed. The shortlist is expansive, because we want to credit as many outstanding entrepreneurs and businesses as we can.

“With thanks to the team at PD Ports for their support, we know that this event will truly celebrate and inspire entrepreneurship by flying the flag for the Northern Powerhouse.”

The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner, taking place on February 9th 2017 at the Marriott hotel in Leeds – limited tables are still available for this first-of-its-kind event.

David Robinson, PD Ports CEO, said: “As Government’s Northern Powerhouse continues to gain momentum amidst a challenging economic climate, the rebalancing of trade coupled with the development of new opportunities to deliver economic growth and investment remains of critical importance to the North.

“Exporting will undoubtedly be a major catalyst in delivering the Northern Powerhouse and these awards aim to recognise the achievements of the North’s exporters and the wider supporting supply chain.”

Chamber International director, Tim Bailey, said: "This is an excellent initiative from PD Ports and BQ that recognises the wealth-creating companies who are working tirelessly to sell their products and services overseas. The standard of entries was extremely high and included some really good examples of how businesses are achieving growth from export."

 

The shortlisted companies are:

 

Ecommerce Exporter of the Year

Arthouse UK

Quality Bearings Online

 

Export Team of the Year

Arthouse UK

Brandon Medical

Heald

Hello Soda

JDR Cables

Lubna Foods

Quality Bearings Online

Suma Wholefoods

 

High Growth Markets Exporter of the Year

Annie Barr International

Brandon Medical

Chemoxy International

Heald

J&C Joel

Lubna Foods

Vernacare

 

Large Exporter of the Year

Chemoxy International

Crawford Healthcare

J&C Joel

JDR Cables

Lubna Foods

Suma Wholefoods

The Big Word

Vision Support Services

 

Micro Exporter of the Year

Annie Barr International

Curepharma

Pollite

Quality Bearings Online

 

Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year

Arthouse UK

Crawford Healthcare

Heald

Hello Soda

Pollite

Seabrook Crisps

The Big Word

 

Small Exporter of the Year

Brandon Medical

Citrefine International

Faith in Nature

Heald

Hello Soda

J Denham Metals

Nitesite

Verder

 

Limited places remain to attend the event on 9 February - book yours now.