Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Small Business Award; This Award Is for Companies in the Region That Normally Employ No More Than 75 Full-Time Staff and Which Have a Proven Record of Success

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Small Business Award; This Award Is for Companies in the Region That Normally Employ No More Than 75 Full-Time Staff and Which Have a Proven Record of Success

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WINNER DURHAM & WEARSIDE BMS Electrical Services Ltd, Sunderland ELECTRICAL engineering company BMS Electrical Services Ltd has ambitious plans to grow its turnover to PS5m in the next three to five years.

The Sunderland-based firm reported turnover of PS1.3m in 2013 with its specialist work in design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of electrical and process systems in a number of different fields including power, water, food, drink and mining.

Recent projects include installation work as far afield as Gabon in Africa and as close as home as the Port of Tyne.

RUNNERS UP Lasercutouts, Sunderland: Familyrun craft business Lasercutouts was only established in April 2012. Yet it has ambitious plans to quadruple its sales from PS25,000 to PS100,000 in the first three years. Its specialist service includes providing shapes cut out using a laser on a number of different materials. In 2014 the business will be moving into a new premises five times the size.

Oil Consultants Ltd, Washington: Recruitment firm Oil Consultants are specialised in providing teams and individuals to the oil and gas sector. Established in 1999, the firm has offices in 10 countries and supplies clients in over 90 global locations with a staff of just 64. With a turnover of PS27m last year the firm is forecasting net profits of PS2.5m in 2015.

WINNER TEESSIDE Ecco Finishing Supplies, Middlesbrough THIS Middlesbrough company boasts a turnover of PS4.5m. But it all began in owner Keith Miller's spare bedroom in 1995 with an investment in a PS40 typewriter from Argos.

A global supplier of paint application, blasting machinery and fire protection equipment, Keith and his team of 15 staff have developed Ecco Finishing Supplies into a globally recognised provider in its field, with an impressive list of clients in countries as far flung as Angola, Canada, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, France, Germany, Taiwan and the Middle East.

RUNNERS UP Espresso Web Design, Middlesbrough: Espresso Web Design provides web design and social media marketing. …

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