From Manchester to Middlesbrough and South Shields to Sheffield, join exporters from across the Northern Powerhouse for a night of celebration and inspiration.


The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, in association with HSBC seeks to recognise the most entrepreneurial exporters from across the Northern Powerhouse.


Businesses of all shapes and sizes are being encouraged to enter with a host of awards on offer - from micro exporter to e-commerce and most entrepreneurial exporter of the year.

Last year over 350 exporters, partners and intermediaries came together to see West Yorkshire's headquartered Bluefin Trading crowned Exporter of the Year. This year we have had over 120 nominations with the shortlist to be announced soon.

Event Postponed

After careful consideration, UMi and our event partners have made the difficult decision to postpone the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards due to take place on 19th March 2020.

Given the growing concerns over public health and safety due to the developing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, and a number of our corporate attendees and partners having themselves put in place internal measures to mitigate any risks, the team has proactively made arrangements to move our celebration event to autumn 2020. 

The event was set to be the biggest and best Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, with over 450 confirmed attendees at the point of postponement. However, our priority is the safety of our guests and all involved. Given the international nature of many of the businesses attending, we are taking actions that we feel are in the best interests of the global containment effort.  

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope given the emerging and dynamic circumstances you support our decision. Our team will be in touch with all attendees.








PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

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Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

Awards Date: TBC