TIME is running out to stake your claim for Portfolio glory.
Entries for the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards 2014 close this Friday.
“The Echo is an integral part of the life of Sunderland and it is only right and proper that we should be a champion for all the good things happening on Wearside,” said Echo editor John Szymanski.
“The last few years have been tough for everyone, but we are starting to see signs of recovery and I am sure this year’s ceremony will be the best yet.”
Our Special Community, New Business (under two years), Best Training Provider, Exporter and Employer of the Year awards are back this year.
Also returning are our Technology, Green Business, Leisure and Small (under 10 employees), Medium (11-plus employees) and Large (more than 50 employees) Business categories.
This year sees the debut of two new categories: Apprentice/Trainee of the Year; and City Centre Business of the Year, sponsored by the Sunderland Business Improvement District. Sunderland City Council is again our main sponsor and is backing our Overall Business of the Year category, and a Lifetime Contribution Award, which is judged by the authority. The ceremony will be held at the Stadium of Light on Thursday, October 9, and entries close at the end of business this Friday.