PD Ports Export Awards success ‘Good for profile of overseas trade’
12 February 2017
Cable manufacturer, JDR Cables, was victorious in the first PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards at The Marriott Hotel, Leeds, this month.
The Hartlepool-based company was overall winner at the awards dinner on February 9 that helped recognise the importance of exporting to the success of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, which includes Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle and Liverpool.
Overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, sponsored the Micro Exporter Award and director, Tim Bailey, presented an engraved plaque to winner, frangible masts and poles supplier, Pollite, of Darlington.
All four Chamber International nominated entrants: Cure Pharma, Thorp Arch Estate; Verder Pumps Ltd, Castleford; and Seabrook Crisps and Lubna Foods Ltd, both of Bradford; were shortlisted. Seabrook Crisps was highly commended while Chamber International client, The Big Word, Leeds, won Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year sponsored by BQ Magazine.
Several exporters were represented at the Chamber International table, including Seabrook Crisps, Airedale International Air Conditioning, Yeadon; telecoms company, Intouch Advance Ltd, Leeds, the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and Intertek Government and Trade Services, London.
Tim Bailey says: “Exporting is good for businesses, their staff and their bottom line and will help drive the Northern Powerhouse.
“The standard at these awards, which were excellent for raising the profile of exporting, was extremely high. What impressed me and my fellow judges was the ingenuity, determination and incredible hard work that the entrants had put into their businesses.
“Export teams are often the unsung heroes within a business and it’s great to have the opportunity to support an event like this that recognises their work.”