'Everyone deserves an award in here to be honest' - the winners at the Portfolio Business Awards 2019

They’ve all done amazing things.

Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:27 pm
Updated Friday, 15th November 2019, 4:28 pm

With guest presenters including Sir Bob Murray and Charlie Methven, recipients included Hays Travel, Gentoo and the Wonderful Wig Company.

Local heroes John and Irene Hays received a standing ovation as they collected their trophy.

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Sunderland Echo Portfolio 2019 Business Award winners at the Stadium of Light.

Here, some of the winners tell us what their awards mean to them, and about the importance of the business community to the city.