P C Henderson Wins Export Award At This Year's North East Business Awards
by Stephanie Lee
We are delighted to announce that last night we were crowned the winner in the Export category at this years’ North East Business Awards - Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside region!
Shortlisted against two other leading companies from the region, we went through two rounds of judging before being announced as the winner at a prestigious awards dinner held at Ramside Hall in Durham.
The awards, held in association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce, is the biggest of its kind in the UK and aims to celebrate successful and innovative businesses achieving fantastic things in the North East of England. Attended by over 400 people, a total of 12 awards were given out on the evening across a variety of categories. P C Henderson will now go on to compete against the winners of the Northumberland and Teesside heats in order to win the overall Export Award for the North East of England.
Commenting on the good news, Trevor Cossins, Managing Director at P C Henderson, said: “We are delighted to be once again be recognised for our exporting achievements. Taking a tailored and localised approach to each specific market has allowed us to significantly grow and sustain the exporting side of the business. This has resulted in us now exporting to over 70 countries worldwide and our export sales accounting for over 65% of our total business sales”.
Sponsored by the Port of Sunderland, the Export Award aims to encourage and recognise companies that have generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity. Judging criteria for the award took into account the level of exports in relation to the size of the company, barriers that we have had to overcome as well as the complexity of markets entered.
Paul Olvhoj, Sales Manager at Port of Sunderland and a member of the judging panel for the award commented “In a very strong category we believe P C Henderson showed a real strategy for growth into new markets, they really impressed with a clear global vision backed up by strong marketing work”.
This is now the second time that P C Henderson has been commended for our exporting successes and achievements, we were awarded SME Exporter of the Year at last year’s North East Export Awards.
Well done to our amazing team!