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.
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.Echo reporter
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 - New 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.