Entries open for Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards

Sunderland Echo Editor Joy Yates and Sunderland City Council leader coun Paul Watson launch the 2015 Portfolio Awards
Sunderland Echo Editor Joy Yates and Sunderland City Council leader coun Paul Watson launch the 2015 Portfolio Awards
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They’re under starter’s orders – and they’re off.

The first entries have started coming in for the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards 2015 – and now it’s time to make sure you don’t miss out.

We are delighted to be able to celebrate business success across Wearside, South Tyneside and East Durham and I am sure this year will be our best ever.

Echo editorial director Joy Yates

This year’s awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Stadium of Light on Thursday, October 15.

Echo editorial director Joy Yates said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate business success across Wearside, South Tyneside and East Durham and I am sure this year will be our best ever.”

Make It Sunderland is again our headline sponsor, and will sponsor our overall Business of the Year Award, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award.

This year sees a new category sponsored by Make It Sunderland, which will recognise the contribution of social enterprises.

Sponsors are Gentoo, Stagecoach, Andrew 
James, Station Taxis, Sunderland BID and Maxim Facilities Management Ltd, while Sunderland College is our partner sponsor. To enter visit www.jpne-events.co.uk or e-mail lynn.wild@jpress.co.uk.