Awards celebrate the best of county’s business excellence

Coun Dave Ledger, chairman of Arch, backing Northumberland's apprentices and supporting the county's businesses to grow.
Coun Dave Ledger, chairman of Arch, backing Northumberland's apprentices and supporting the county's businesses to grow.

Development company Arch is urging businesses in Northumberland to celebrate their excellence.

Northumberland is home to an array of thriving national and international businesses, and Arch is calling on as many as possible to enter this year’s Northumberland Business Awards, that celebrate and recognise business excellence in the county.

The awards encompass 10 different categories, Best New Business, Apprentice of the Year, Employer of the Year, Best Green Business, Exporter Award, Innovation Award, Apprenticeship Ambassador, Leisure Award, Smaller Business of the Year and Business of the Year.

The winners will be announced at a special celebration dinner at Linden Hall on Thursday, November 20.

Arch, The Northumberland Development Company, supports businesses across the county with the provision of business space, a start-up service for those thinking about setting up a new venture and provides financial support and support to the young people who are of paramount importance to the county’s future.

Therefore, to showcase the real success stories of businesses who have made their home in Northumberland, this is an opportunity to showcase what we know they can do.

Arch brings together services in housing, commercial property, physical regeneration digital change and business growth.

Peter McIntyre, Arch Group managing director, said: “I would urge all Northumberland businesses to submit applications today.

“Northumberland is progressive and enterprising and a fantastic place to do business.

“These awards help recognise the many achievements of the outstanding companies that we have in Northumberland and whose valuable work contributes to the Northumberland economy.”

Nominations for the Northumberland Business Awards 2014 must be submitted by tomorrow.

These can be submitted online at www.jpne-events.co.uk/northumberland-business-categories/

The event is open to any businesses based in Northumberland, simply visit www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk for further information and to submit your nominations, or alternatively, fill in the nomination form on this page and send it to the address marked on the form.