AWARD CATEGORiES

The 2020 PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, in association with HSBC will recognise export achievements across nine individual categories.

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NEW TO EXPORT

A company that has been exporting for less than two years, whatever the age of the business. The winner of this category must be able to show how the start of their export journey is making a big difference to their business.

Nominees

Direct Access Consultants

Kraken IM

Pura Panela

Tea+ Vitamin Infused Teas

UK Pods Ltd

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MiCRO EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Recognising outstanding achievements in export growth by a company in any industry with a turnover up to £2 million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

Nominees

Anacarda (Bitrez Ltd)

Environmental Defence Systems Ltd

Mr2 Ltd t/a M2r Education

Nicander Ltd

OpenWorks Engineering

Semper Fli Fly Tying Materials Ltd

Solar Solve Ltd

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New Hires

EXPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR

The Export Team of the Year award will recognise a team that can demonstrate significant added value to their business through adopting innovative techniques, personnel development measures, and successful implementation of the company's export sales strategy. 

Nominees

ASIC UK & ASIC Global

Ecco Finishing Supplies Ltd

Mersen UK Teesside Ltd

Pattesons Glass Ltd

Pricecheck

The Group Company

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Online Shopping

E-COMMERCE EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

A company that through e-commerce has increased brand awareness and recognition, expanded into new markets, increased sales and efficiency and improved customer service. 

Nominees

Illustrated Identity

Maxwell-Scott

Quality Bearings Online

Virtual Training Centre

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SMALL EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Recognising outstanding achievements in export growth by a company in any industry with a turnover of £2-£10 million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

Nominees

Arctic Shores 

DB Orthodontics

Emmark UK Ltd

Furniture Clinic

Quality Bearings

Sound Leisure

Vixen Surface Treatments

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EMERGiNG MARKETS EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a company which can demonstrate impressive export growth across one or more emerging markets, including Bangladesh, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan and Thailand.

Nominees

Balmoral Tanks

Brandon Medical Co Ltd

Cleveland Bridge UK ltd

Hart Biologicals

Heap & Partners

Tall Security Print Ltd

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Inspired Businesswoman

MOST ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

A company that has demonstrated entrepreneurial flair within their export strategy. This will be shown through an extraordinary approach to reaching new markets where creativity, innovation and tenacity has resulted in success.

Nominees

Airedale International

Balmoral Tanks

Coeur De Xocolat

Northern Monk Brewing Company

X-Cel Broadcast

Xerogrid Ltd

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LARGE EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Recognising outstanding achievements by a company in any industry with a turnover greater than £10 million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

Nominees

Clarke Energy

Evans Vanodine International PLC

J&C Joel

M&I Materials Ltd

Shulmans LLP

Thebigword

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Shanghai at Dusk

HiGH GROWTH MARKETS EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to a company demonstrating impressive export growth in high growth markets, including China, Brazil, India, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and Turkey.

Nominees

Airedale International

Brandon Medical Co

Reach and Rescue Ltd

Tomlinson Hall

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