Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards winners celebrate success

Award winners at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2017 at ther Stadium of Light last night
Award winners at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2017 at ther Stadium of Light last night
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It’s official! Ashford Orthodontics are the champions of industry on Wearside after lifting the Overall Business of the Year crown at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards.

The winners:

Overall Business of the Year winners Ashford Orthodontics Ltd. at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2017 at ther Stadium of Light last night.

Overall Business of the Year winners Ashford Orthodontics Ltd. at the Sunderland Echo Portfolio Awards 2017 at ther Stadium of Light last night.

Small Business of the Year - Artventurers.

Medium Business of the Year - Ashford Orthodontics.

Large Business of the Year - Premier Tech Aqua UK (Winner); JB Skills Training (Highly Commended).

Employer of the Year - The Bridges.

While winners were chosen in each category, everyone who made the shortlist should be hugely proud of their achievement in getting to the latter stages of a high-standard competition.

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Apprentice/Trainee of the Year - Shai Dee Wild.

Technology of the Year - Consult and Design.

Sole Trader of the Year - East Coast Fitness.

Social Enterprise Award - Media Savvy CIC.

City Centre Business of the Year - Middleton Jewellery Repairs (Winner); Robs Butchers (Special Recognition).

New Business Award - McDonough Marketing Communications.

Special Community Award - The Shippey Campaign.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Omega Plastics.

Best Training Provider - Sunderland College (Winner); Media Savvy CIC (Highly Commended);

Exporter of the Year - Inflo Limited.

Leisure Business Award - The Roker Hotel.

Creative Industries Award - N​ew World Designs.

Best Age Friendly Business - Fan Museum (Winner); Bespoken Interiors (Highly Commended)

Judges Choice - Smiths Shoes Services.

Lifetime Achievement Award - Brian and Carol Walker, Walker Filtration..

Overall Business of the Year - Ashford Orthodontics.