James Ramsbotham on the North East Business Awards

The North East Business Awards provide a fantastic showcase for the successes and pioneering innovation of our companies

James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC
James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

The North East Business Awards provide a fantastic showcase for the successes and pioneering innovation of our companies.

The North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) is a champion for regional business and we are delighted to be working with The Journal and Evening Gazette for the third year running on these prestigious honours, which celebrate the achievements of companies and toast the cream of North East talent.

It was a point of immense pride that most of last year’s winners are NECC members and we would love to see the same thing again this year.

We’re aiming to attract more entries than ever before.

Simply Bows and Chair Covers followed up its win in 2012’s North East Business Awards by scooping Best Newcomer at the British Chambers of Commerce National Awards, a fantastic achievement for an excellent company. Business in the North East is doing more than its fair share for UK Plc. We are producing and exporting products around the world and earning real wealth for the nation.  As a result we remain the only part of the UK with a positive balance of trade and export, a greater percentage of our goods and services than elsewhere.

NECC is helping our members succeed. We are working to open up new routes to overseas markets, combat youth unemployment by providing exciting and innovative apprenticeship opportunities and using our political clout to shout about what the region is doing well and call for support where it is needed to help us do better.

NECC is the Champion of North East business and as the continued success of our membership demonstrates, we are also the Choice of Champions. Entries are now open for this year’s North East Business Awards.

:: James Ramsbotham, chief executive, NECC

Go to http://www.nebusinessawards.co.uk/ to enter

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