Gentoo proud to be backing our awards again

Michelle Meldrum, managing director of Gentoo Operations.
Michelle Meldrum, managing director of Gentoo Operations.
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A prestigious Wearside company has given its backing once again to a Sunderland Echo awards.

Gentoo Operations is sponsoring this year’s Best of Wearside Awards and bosses can’t wait to find out which of the city’s many community heroes will be lifting trophies.

Managing director Michelle Meldrum said: “There are so many individuals and groups in Sunderland who make a huge difference to the way people live their life.

“We are delighted to be involved in this year’s Best of Wearside awards.”

She added: “The event is a great way to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those living and working in our local communities. It really does give you a sense of pride when you hear about the ways people have gone over and above to help others.”

Top-class entries have already been received for this year’s Best of Wearside Awards and the closing date for entries is today.

This year, the competition is being held in association with Vantec Europe Ltd. We have also been backed by Calsonic, Gentoo, Martinos, TWR and UK Asbestos and we thank them all for their fantastic backing.

Once we pass today’s deadline date for entries, judges will narrow down the excellent field.

And after choosing the elite, all that remains is the grand finale at the Stadium of Light, to be held on Thursday, November 19.

We are hoping to hail some truly deserving people. But we can only do that if you tell us all about the people who deserve honours. To nominate your own favourite, fill in the nomination form at