Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Judges Select Our 2020 Shortlist

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Judges Select Our 2020 Shortlist

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THE 2020 Vision judges have reached their big decision in our pounds 25,000 branding competition.

An impressive list of 29 Teesside firms had put themselves forward for the prize - a long-term package provided by the Better branding agency of Stokesley.

That could include creation of a marketing strategy, brand development and website work to comprehensive social media training and support. It obviously struck a chord with many firms out there and the judges knew they had their work cut out to construct a shortlist of contenders who would face our panel of experts and pitch for the big prize.

But now our own Gazette 'Dragons' - Business Editor Mike Hughes, Mark Easby and Kate Burton of Better, Alastair Thomson, dean of Teesside University Business School and SSI's head of communications John Baker - can reveal which six are on that final shortlist.

Step forward Anderson Barrowcliff LLP; W A Browne (Business Services) Ltd; Re-Freshco Ltd; Caremark (Redcar & Cleveland); C&A Pumps & Engineering Limited and The Olde Young Tea House.

Early next month they will gather in the Gazette boardroom on Borough Road and be asked to make individual pitches to the panel of judges. After the event the judges will compare notes and choose the winner.

So who are our contenders? * Anderson Barrowcliff is a firm of chartered accountants from Thornaby Place, who said in their entry: "In order to help encourage the growth that is forecast in the next few years, the firm can benefit from Better Brand Agency's services to help strengthen the Anderson Barrowcliff brand. The firm has already started to put the foundations in place that are required to work together with Better to show why businesses should invest in their brand."

* WA Browne design, manufacture and install light steel frame solutions at Leeholme Road, Billingham. They told us: "We have been established in Billingham since 1979. LSF is a versatile, modern and sustainable construction option that can deliver many benefits in terms of quality buildings, clean site working conditions and a positive environmental impact. …

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