JDR Cables crowned exporter of the year

JDR Cables crowned exporter of the year

Leading cable manufacturer JDR Cables was last night crowned exporter of the year at the inaugural PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards ceremony.

The Hartlepool-headquartered firm, which was shortlisted for both the team of the year and large exporter of the year awards, was crowned the overall winner at the glittering event last night (9 Feb) attended by over 200 people. 

JDR was commended for the way it has used a combination of innovation, entrepreneurialism and team spirit to achieve export excellence. The company operates in markets spanning the entire globe.

The highly-anticipated PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards highlighted the achievements of individuals and companies across the North of England and brought together peers in mutual celebration of the North’s leading position on the global stage.

BQ managing director Bryan Hoare praised JDR for its entrepreneurial exporting achievements. He said: “JDR is just one of a whole bunch of entrepreneurial exporters from the North of England that we have seen enter the awards.

“We’ve been surprised by the depth and breadth of the entries and in JDR we have found a real first class exporter that the North can hold high in its regard amongst many other businesses trading successfully overseas. These awards are all about inspiration - saying to businesses across the North, you can do it too.”

David Robinson, CEO of PD Ports, added: “JDR Cables is a prime example of what can be achieved by businesses broadening their horizons and exploiting new market opportunities.

“The standard of entries were of such a high standard that JDR Cables have done remarkably well to be named the first PD Ports Northern Powerhouse exporter of the year.

“We would also like to say a huge well done to all of our winners and all of those shortlisted on the night. The event has really helped showcase just how powerful the Northern Powerhouse is.”

The other winners on the night included:

E-commerce exporter of the year:

Quality Bearings Online

Entrepreneurial exporter of the year, sponsored by BQ:

The Big Word

Micro exporter of the year sponsored by Chamber International:


Small exporter of the year, supported by UK Export Finance:

Brandon Medical

Large exporter of the year, sponsored by Ward Hadaway:

JDR Cables

Export team of the year, sponsored by BE Group: 

Suma Foods

High growth exporter of the year, sponsored by the Department for International Trade: 


Exporter of the year, in association with department for international trade:

JDR Cables