The PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards and International Trade Campaign seek 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.

The event was created in 2016 by UMi to recognise the North’s top exporters and celebrate their achievements in international trade, while also giving inspiration to others to consider exporting as a realistic opportunity for growth.

Now in their fourth year, the Awards – run in association with HSBC, Teesside International Airport and the University of Teesside - celebrate the achievements and entrepreneurial flair of Northern exporters across nine categories.

UMi Chief Executive, Nicki Clark, said: “The level of nominees and calibre of businesses are clear evidence of the ambition and global competitiveness that already exist across the North.  But there’s much more to be done.


At UMi we are on a mission to make it easier to run a business by taking the hard work out of finding and using the best information, expertise and finance.  The Northern Powerhouse Export campaign does that by providing inspiration and easy access to the help that’s needed to expand your business’s horizons beyond the shores of the UK.”



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PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards

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Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

Awards Date: TBC