Port of Blyth has been named Large Business of the Year at the 10th annual Northumberland Business Awards at a special ceremony this week.
The award caps an excellent couple of years for the Port, with the prize following on from a number of new client announcements as well as sustained growth and record financial results.
Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth, said: “We are delighted to receive this award especially as the category’s shortlist was so strong with leading companies such as Newcastle Airport and Northumbrian Water in the running. Being named Large Business of the Year is testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff and to the progress we’ve made. We’d like to thank the judges and organisers for this award and congratulate them on a great evening.”
The night was certainly a successful one for the town of Blyth. In addition to the Port’s award, Fusion PR won the Small Business of the Year award while Connor Little from metal fabricators Universal Wolf was named Apprentice of the Year.
Held at Linden Hall, the black-tie dinner was compered by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Alfie Joey and was organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader, and Tweeddale Press, publisher of the Berwick Advertiser.
For a more information on the Northumberland Business Awards and a full list of the winners click here.