BQ is delighted to announce the launch of the second PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign 2017/18 in association with HSBC, with the awards event taking place at Leeds Town Hall on 22 February 2018.
The campaign and event
22nd February 2018, Leeds Town Hall
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The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign in association with HSBC brings together businesses from across the North to recognise and celebrate their entrepreneurial exporting achievements as well as encourage others to increase their export potential.
Exporting and international trade remain central to the UK’s economic growth agenda and this campaign and export awards are about recognising those entrepreneurial, wealth creating companies that are selling their products, services and expertise in scores of overseas markets. It is vital that we appreciate and recognise those exporters who have made the transition from great local companies to potentially world class exporting businesses based in the north of England.
Exporting continues to present an opportunity for the north of England to bring immediate and sustainable growth to its economy and with this in mind we need to pass the baton to SMEs across the Northern Powerhouse to consider exporting as a realistic opportunity for growth.
The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse 12 month International Trade Campaign in association with HSBC includes an awards evening scheduled to be held at a central venue in Leeds in early 2018. This event will be the highlight of an initial six month international trade campaign that will see BQ promote the potential of exporting across its entire northern audience both in print, online and across social media. The high profile dinner and awards ceremony will also feature some talks from keynote speakers and partners.
Last year's event
The inaugural PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, supported by the Department for International Trade, took place on February 9th 2017 at the Marriott hotel in Leeds.
JDR Cables were crowned Exporter of the Year on the night, and other winners were announced for categories including on the night for categories including e-commerce, high growth markets and most entrepreneurial exporter of the year.
Watch our highlights video for more on what happened on awards night:
The international trade campaign will continue, with our Around the World in 80 Trades feature profiling exporters across the UK, and with more regular content across the BQ website on international trade.