Last chance to enter the Sunderland Echo Portfolio business awards

Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Award winners 2014 at the Stadium of Light
Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Award winners 2014 at the Stadium of Light
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Businesses across Wearside are running out of time to put themselves in the running for honours.

We are into the last week of the nomination period for the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Business Awards and while we have had a fantastic response so far, we want even more companies to get involved.

Before the August 31 deadline arrives, we’d love to hear from more entries in categories including;

n Small Business of the Year.

n Medium Business of the Year.

n Large Business of the Year.

n Employer of the Year.

n Apprentice/Trainee of the Year.

n Technology of the Year.

n New Business of the Year.

n Social Enterprise Award.

n Special Community Award.

n Best Green Business Award.

n Best Training Provider.

n Exporter of the Year.

n Leisure Award.

n City Centre Business of the Year.

n Creative Industries Award.

n Lifetime Achievement.

n Overall Business of the Year.

Once the deadline passes, we will narrow down the field and creating a shortlist in each category. So come on, get nominating and let’s make it a year to remember for Wearside businesses.

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

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, which is in the sponsor’s gift.

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

Sponsors are Gentoo, Stagecoach, Andrew James, Station Taxis, TTR Barnes, Thompson Waste, Sunderland BID and Maxim Facilities Management Ltd, The Bridges, Telfer Carpets and Flooring, while Sunderland College is our partner sponsor.

To nominate, visit, e-mail, or fill in the form below.