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.”
WHO ARE UMi
We are a wholly employee owned business and specialists in designing and delivering multi-faceted solutions to help individuals and businesses go further. We know that businesses are more than just bricks and mortar, or numbers on a spreadsheet. They are living breathing things powered by people.
For over 12 years we have specialised in making it easier for individuals in over 350,000 businesses to find more customers, secure the right finance, attract the best talent; and go further as a consequence.
Our blend of entrepreneurial flair and creativity with robust governance and external accreditation sets us apart. We operate to world class standards that are validated externally such as: Cyber Essentials Plus, Financial Conduct Authority accreditation and ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, 14001:2015 Environmental Management and 20121:2012 Sustainable Events Management.
Our 125 strong team located across the UK get a buzz out of making a difference, not just through the businesses they help, but in the communities where they live and work. That and more, being evidenced by our responsible business credentials.
UMi is more than just a business; it’s powered by a formidable network of partnerships across the public and private sector, businesses large and small, and individuals with specialisms that make a real difference. It’s by combining our own talents with those of our partners and customers, that we are able to proactively present solutions to businesses that fundamentally make it easier for them to do more and go further.