THE Durham and Wearside regional final of the nebusiness awards 2010 was a culmination of a truly inspirational competition and showcased the formidable talent that exists in every part of the North East.
And Business & Enterprise North East was delighted to be the associate sponsor of this prestigious event. These awards have become an integral part of the North East business calendar, highlighting the strength, ambition and diversity of businesses in the North East.
They are a fantastic opportunity to remind the rest of the world that the North East of England is a great place to do business.
Once again this year, Durham and Wearside-based companies of all sizes and from all sectors have demonstrated flair, innovation and outstanding levels of achievement which these awards allow us to celebrate and recognise.
The businesses represented the best of the best, setting the benchmark for what Durham, Wearside and the North East is capable of producing. It’s enormously encouraging to see so many companies realising their potential by exporting their products and services to other parts of the UK and internationally. When it comes to competing in a global marketplace we have an impressive track record and these awards reinforce how central that expanding group of exporters is to our future growth.
At Business & Enterprise North East we help businesses to start, succeed and grow. Finding new and better ways to identify opportunities and to turn those opportunities into results. It’s never been more important that we explore and exploit every one of those opportunities to stimulate private sector led growth and generate real, sustainable jobs. As one of the country’s leading specialists in business improvement, enterprise and economic development we are committed to helping businesses at all stages in the North East to realise their potential.
Alastair MacColl is the chief executive of Business & Enterprise North East